Always Hit on the Wingman...and 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want

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Dear Person Picking Up This Book,

Hi, I'm Jake. Glamour magazine's advice columnist. You probably think you don't know me. I'm anonymous, after all. But trust me, you do: I'm the guy who doesn't call. Who breaks up by text. Who stays for breakfast, walks your dog, then disappears into thin, thin air.

At least I used to be.

For years I was your basic dating nightmare. And then, under the influence of one ...

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Overview

Dear Person Picking Up This Book,

Hi, I'm Jake. Glamour magazine's advice columnist. You probably think you don't know me. I'm anonymous, after all. But trust me, you do: I'm the guy who doesn't call. Who breaks up by text. Who stays for breakfast, walks your dog, then disappears into thin, thin air.

At least I used to be.

For years I was your basic dating nightmare. And then, under the influence of one magical woman my readers came to know as Orange Blossoms, I changed. Now I'm here to blow the lid off what you think you know about the way guys think. Because here's the big secret I learned from being slayed by Blossoms: Women already have what it takes to get what they want from men; they just need to know how to use that power.

Want a boyfriend? A better boyfriend? A ring? It's all yours for the asking.

But don't just take it from me. Glamour's "Jake" has been at it, living among men sharing their secrets with women since 1956. Now we're distilling our collective wisdom into ten rules to help you get the love life you deserve. A sneak peak at what you'll learn:

  • You've got to broadcast your personality. If you're a nerd, let your nerd flag fly.
  • The best men out there DON'T send expensive flowers.
  • For great sex, save a few tricks for later (much later) on.
  • Plus: How to make him think commitment was his idea? (Sneaky Yes. Necessary YES.)
For more than 50 years, Glamour magazine's Jake columnist has served as a dating consigliore for millions of American women. Now, in his trademark no-B.S. voice, Jake offers this indispensable guide for women. What are men really thinking How can you get the love life you want and deserve? Jake knows.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401324155
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,366,899
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

There have been more than a dozen Jakes in the fifty-six-year history of Glamour magazine's column. This book was written by one of the most recent. He is now happily married to the woman his readers came to know as Orange Blossoms—thanks in large part to the wisdom they gave him.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Meet Jake: Every Woman's Secret Weapon By Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour xiii

Hi, Ladies. It's Me, Jake. Who I Am-and Why You Should Believe Me about Guys xvii

Section 1 Meeting Him

Rule #1 Always Hit on the Wingman 3

It's the World's Best-and Most Empowering- Flirting Technique

PLUS

Five Ways You Can Be More Powerfully Attractive to Him in the First Five Minutes 14

Rule #2 Know How Sexy You Really Are 17

Why Men Can't Resist Women Who Love Their Own Bodies

PLUS

Fourteen Moments When You're Powerfully Irresistible (and Don't Even Know It) 32

"MEET JAKE 1980-1984 35

Rule #3 Remember, Love Is Not a Competitive Sport 37

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Your Friends and Find Your Own "Power Song"

PLUS

Male "Turn-ons" That Aren't 50

Section 2 Dating Him

Rule #4 Repeat After Me: The Best Men Don't Send Expensive Flowers 55

Why You Shouldn't Be Blinded by Clichéd Acts of Chivalry, and How to Spot a True Knight

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Three Genuinely Chivalrous (and Powerfully Seductive) Things You Can Do for Him 70

Rule #5 Please Don't Pretend to Know What the Infield Fly Rule Is 73

How to Be Your Most Genuine Self with Him- Because Guys Want You to Be You

PLUS

The Dos and Don'ts of Living in Guy World 84

"MEET JAKE 1985-1988 87

Rule #6 Don't Sleep with Him Too Soon! 91

How to Make a Real Sexual Connection, but Not Before You're Ready

PLUS

Jake's Guide to Talking Dirty 108

Rule #7 Keep Dating Other People Longer Than You Think You Should 111

Trust Me. It Works. Always.

PLUS

Four Signs It Might Be Time to Stop Dating Other Guys 126

Section 3 Making it Last Forever

Rule #8 Beware the Buddy Trap! 131

Or, a Woman of Intrigue Pees with the Door Closed

PLUS

The Three Laws of Living Together 146

"Meet Jake 1990-1994 149

Rule #9 Make Him Think Commitment Was His Idea 153

How to Lead Your Guy to the Big C So Gently, He Won't Even Know He's Being Led

PLUS

Five Ways to Drive Him Crazy (the Bad Way) About Commitment 168

Rule #10 And Above All, Enjoy the Ride! 171

Because Love Is Meant to Be Fun-and Women Who Know That Are the Most Powerful Women of All

PLUS

How to Use Your Secret Power to Cheat-Proof Your Relationship 184

Epilogue A Letter to the Women of America: Four Things I Really, Truly Hope You Will Know About Men-and Yourself-by the Time

You Close This Book 187

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Great for girls like me

    This is a total self esteem booster for girls who feel uncomfortable with the way they appear. It teaches you what men really think of you. It is also very humorous!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Nice!

    Although I am in my 40s, and what I believe to be quite happy with life and the people in it, I found this book to be very insightful and interesting. I used to read "Jake" in Glamour Magazine in years past. No matter how old you are, nor what you may know, what particular insights or advice you may have heard or read, it doesn't hurt to hear/read some of it again. :-) Don't knock it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Good Read

    Definitely recommend for single girls trying to understand the dating game. I loved it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    AWESOME.

    I'm buying a copy for my future hypothetical daughter. Every single "single" woman must have.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Good dating book

    I have to admit I wasn't really fond of the title at first. For some reason it made it seem like it wasn't going to be a knowledgable book. I read the sample and got into it pretty quickly though. It was a lot of the same things I've read in other dating books, but I feel like this explains things a lot better and didn't leave me hanging with questions afterwards. If you're looking for a book about finding love and keeping a guy interested its a good one to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    pretty good

    pretty good. nothing new

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    Read it cover to cover in one evening!

    Once I started reading this book I could not put it down! I have always been a fan of the Jake columns for their candid, honest advice and opinions, and this book did a great job of elaborating on this! I particularly liked the chapter about loving your body and realizing that women are far more focused on the "flaws" than men will ever be. Very true! Great job with this one, Jake!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Amazing!

    Jake really goes into the man's point of view on women. This in turn helps women to understand the needs of men better. And he does it really well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Great

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