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The Platinum Rule far predates the How I Met Your Mother episode of the same name. It is similar to the Golden Rule, but more considerate.

It states "Do unto others as they would have you do unto them, not as you would have them do unto you."

The Golden Rule is to treat others as you want to be treated, but the Platinum Rule understands and accommodates for the fact that not everyone wants to be treated the same way. It says that we should treat people how they want to be treated, regardless of how we might personally want to be treated in similar situations.

The Platinum Rule is a much more empathetic, sensitive moral guideline than its predecessor, the Golden Rule, which ignores the wishes and preferences of the recipients of the behaviour in favor of imposing the giver's preferences onto others in a misguided attempt at kindness.
I like having doors held open for me, but Jane prefers to open her own doors. Instead of insisting that she shut up and let me open her doors, I abide by the Platinum Rule, and I let her open her own doors when she wants to.
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An expression that was used in How I Met Your Mother.
It's a warning that is trying to avoid dating with people you have to work with, be in the classroom or people employed in your favorite pub, gym, club... Or a friendship with your new neighbours.

Platinum rule has 8 steps.
Step 1: Attraction - it's so easy to surrender.
Step 2: Bargaining - the time when you try to persuade your friends that platinum rule doesn't apply on you.
Step 3: Submission - everyhing seems alright.
Step 4: Perks - like: we can be together all the time - but that's crazy...
Step 5: The Tipping Point - now you realize that maybe it was a big mistake.
Step 6: Purgatory - now you know for sure that it was a big mistake.
Step 7: Confrontation - time to end the relationship or friendship. Normally starting with words: Well, I really like you but ...
Step 8: Fallout - because it's a person that you have to work with you must face the consequences connected to what happend between you.

Maybe there is also Step 9: Rescue - everything should be ok since this point.
X: Oh, i met a great girl today at work. And she's really hot. I would like to go on a date wit...
Y: Forget it, don't you know the platinum rule?
X: What rule?
Y: I'll explain it to you. Step 1......
作者 Traitorcz 2008年5月05日

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An expression that was used in How I Met Your Mother.
It's a warning that is trying to avoid dating with people you have to work with, be in the classroom or people employed in your favorite pub, gym, club... Or a friendship with your new neighbours.

Platinum rule has 8 steps.
Step 1: Attraction - it's so easy to surrender.
Step 2: Bargaining - the time when you try to persuade your friends that platinum rule doesn't apply on you.
Step 3: Submission - everyhing seems alright.
Step 4: Perks - like: we can be together all the time - but that's crazy...
Step 5: The Tipping Point - now you realize that maybe it was a big mistake.
Step 6: Purgatory - now you know for sure that it was a big mistake.
Step 7: Confrontation - time to end the relationship or friendship. Normally starting with words: Well, I really like you but ...
Step 8: Fallout - because it's a person that you have to work with you must face the consequences connected to what happend between you.

Maybe there is also Step 9: Rescue - everything should be ok since this point.
X: Oh, i met a great girl today at work. And she's really hot. I would like to go on a date wit...
Y: Forget it, don't you know the platinum rule?
X: What rule?
Y: I'll explain it to you. Step 1......
作者 Traitorcz 2008年5月04日

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treat others the way THEY want to be treated
the platinum rule is a way of life, you just gotta do it.
作者 forney 2006年1月24日

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