Come-Ons, Comebacks, and Kiss-offs

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Whoever said "First comes love, then comes marriage" was forgetting a slice of living hell we call dating. Happily, women everywhere can now rely on Jeanne Martinet, the mingling maven who's already helped transform hordes of ungainly souls into social swans.

In this uniquely useful and funny book, she delivers anecdotes, dead-on insights, and men-tested, ready-to-use lines for every dating situation, no matter how awkward, exciting, unusual, ...

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Overview

Whoever said "First comes love, then comes marriage" was forgetting a slice of living hell we call dating. Happily, women everywhere can now rely on Jeanne Martinet, the mingling maven who's already helped transform hordes of ungainly souls into social swans.

In this uniquely useful and funny book, she delivers anecdotes, dead-on insights, and men-tested, ready-to-use lines for every dating situation, no matter how awkward, exciting, unusual, or just plain mortifying.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765532237
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Pages: 170

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: On Kissing Frogs 1
Ch. 1 Perfecting the Pickup 9
Ch. 2 Comebacks to Come-Ons 23
Ch. 3 Blind Dates 37
Ch. 4 Playing the Personals (or, My Mother Warned Me Not to Talk to Strangers But for You I Seem to be Making an Exception) 49
Ch. 5 Nonparty Lines: Openings for Other Situations 65
Ch. 6 Dating Logistics 79
Ch. 7 Handling Rejection (or, Every Cloud has a Silver Date Line) 101
Ch. 8 Rejecting Him (Phone, Fax, or Face to Face) 115
Ch. 9 Dates from Hell: Truly Bizarre Dates and Other Emergency Situations 127
Ch. 10 Dry Spells: Dealing with Datelessness 137
Ch. 11 Sex Talk 147
Ch. 12 Going Exclusive: Furthering the Relationship 155
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