By contrast and in keeping with the excellent For Dummies treatment of complicated subjects, psychologist Browne's book offers a professional, insightful, and very readable examination of dating. Browne covers every aspect of the basic mechanics of dating in the 1990s, from making your own personal inventory to help you discover who you are and what you want, to finding appropriate people to date, to actually conducting dates at various stages of relationship development. Nothing seems to be missed by Browne: she tackles breaking up, sex, and even the darker sides of dating, like rape and stalking. This excellent book's biggest drawback for libraries is its numerous "work form" sections, an invitation to certain patrons to make it their own. But Dating for Dummies is worth the risk; recommended for all public libraries. David M. Turkalo, Suffolk Univ. Law Sch. Lib, Boston.
Dating For Dummiesby Dr. Joy Browne, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Wiley Publishing, Staff of Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Does dating give you butterflies in your stomach? Relax! With Dating For Dummies, you can find out where to look for potential dates, how to ask for a first date, how to get phone numbers, locations for a fantastic first-date, and second-date advice. This kit contains a little black book and pen so that you can keep track of all your phone numbers, handy cards with dating tips that you can carry with you on important dates, and a 32-page booklet of useful dating advice and information.
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Meet the Author
Dr. Joy Browne, PhD, is not only a dating guru, but also a licensed clinical psychologist who is the award-winning host of her own nationally and internationally syndicated radio talk show.
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Isn¿t everybody dumb when it comes to dating? Well-known radio personality Dr. Joy Browne lays out all the mistakes ¿ and many of their cures ¿ in this exhaustive manual for dating, from searching your patterns for self-sabotaging behaviors to practical tips for the first date. Find out if your dating mode is ¿casual¿ or ¿heavy,¿ and learn what to tuck into your emergency repair kit. Browne dissects every aspect of dating, from first kiss to breaking up, and offers many good tips along the way. We recommend this for anyone who recently began circulating or is skittish about dating. Rules are helpful, but remember that some rules are made to be broken.
The book is comprehensive but I was hoping for more tips on actual, fun dates I could take someone out on. I'd suggest The RoMANtic's Guide for some great ideas for date nights.
Very entertaning and informative.....