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The Gaggle: How the Guys You Know Will Help You Find the Love You Want

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

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    Not Bad

    Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
    Reviewed by Marissa
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    I admit, it was the title that caught my attention. Since I have many men in my life – who I am not romantically involved with – I thought, “Why not read it and find out how all these men can help me?” Not quite how it works though.

    Turns out that your Gaggle is made up of men who have the possibility of being romantic interests. There are ten types of men who can end up in your Gaggle, and each of those must appear attractive in one way or another. Not superficially attractive but attractive to you, whether it’s because he’s intelligent, fun, or a great storyteller.

    So. Back to my (lack of a) romantic life. In viewing the possibilities for my Gaggle, I find I have The Super Horny Guy Who Happens to Be Around a Lot, The Guy Who Just Blew You Off, The Unavailable Guy, and The Ex-Boyfriend Who’s Still Around. Hmmmm… Not looking too good here. But the beauty of a Gaggle is that by using each of the men in yours, you can increase your Gaggle. For instance, let’s say The Guy Who Just Blew You Off brings a friend to your next softball game and you two hit it off. Bingo! The Boyfriend Prospect! Or maybe he’s The Hot Sex Prospect. Wherever he falls, you’ve filled another place in your Gaggle.

    And it doesn’t stop there. Each member of your Gaggle has the potential to turn into The Boyfriend Prospect. Let’s say you have a good connection with your Accessory (he’s the guy you call when you need a plus-one for that business dinner or your cousin’s wedding). You laugh, commiserate over past loves, you like the way he makes you feel. The Accessory could turn into The Boyfriend Prospect.

    What don’t I like about The Gaggle? First off, it’s geared for something called “the Millennium Generation”. The oldest person mentioned in the book was 34; the youngest was 19. (I happen to be 50.) Yes, I know, self-help books are geared toward one faction or another but the advice here is applicable to all age groups, not just young professionals.

    Which brings me to number two. All of the interviewees quoted were young professionals. There was not a single waitress, construction worker, barista, or store clerk among them. Not even an office administrator. I found that very biased. Let’s face it; we all need advice in the romance department at some time or another.

    The basic idea of The Gaggle is to get more men in your life. They may not necessarily be The Boyfriend Potential, but they could introduce you to one. In my day, we called this widening your circle. Now it’s a Gaggle. But the advice given seems, to me at least, solid and well founded: Increase your Gaggle and you increase the possibility of finding the right man for you. So now I’m on a Gaggle hunt!

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    This book is an excellent book about the modern dynamics of rela

    This book is an excellent book about the modern dynamics of relationships and dating. I recommend this book to both men and women.

    I received this book for free from a goodreads giveaway.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    What great insight into modern dating! Massa clearly thought ou

    What great insight into modern dating! Massa clearly thought out her concept and conducted great research. Definitely a good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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