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Jane Austen's Guide to Dating

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    Substantive Information For Dating Women

    This book is one of the best dating books I've ever read! My only regret is that I was not able to read this book when I was younger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2005

    Great book but I expected no less

    Jane has brought out all the information about dating and spead it out in this book to give you the guidelines when going out into the dating world. This is one book I'm even going to give my daughter one day to help her as she matures and turns out into the world looking for love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2005

    Not bad

    Get this book if you are single. It can't hurt and may help. Get 'How to Date Your Wife' by Stan Cronin if you are married and still want a relationship with your spouse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2005

    A guide that actually works!

    I loved Jane Austen's Guide to Dating. It's a tribute to Jane Austen as well as being a dating guide and it uses Austen's characters as a basis to point out various desirable or less useful characteristics in someone you're dating - which is fun and useful. Jane Austen was one of the most acute observers of human nature there's ever been - I expect that's why her novels sell so well and are so funny - and human nature hasn't changed noticeably in the last 200 years. If you're going to take examples from literature, it's a great idea to use the best! What Lauren Henderson does is use the characteristics Austen noticed that are common to us all (i.e. most of the people you'll date!) to point out the pitfalls to avoid, and what it's sensible to do in any given dating situation. I didn't get the impression that we're expected to behave in the same way as an Austen character, however - that would be daft. She updates the scenarios to fit the 21st century, so it's a very topical, as well as highly entertaining, book. Henderson's advice is sheer common sense, which I find essential in relationships. Like most people, I don't always see the traps I'm about to fall into, and this flags them cleverly and amusingly. It's quite a subtle book, and I liked the way the various dating problems have different solutions geared to the person encountering the problem. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and would recommend it highly. I'm pretty sure it'll work. Off to test it now!

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