Dating For Dummies

Dating For Dummies

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by Joy Browne
     
 

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Trusted guidance on meeting Ms. or Mr. Right

With new and updated content, Dating For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes all the information you'll need for navigating the contemporary, social media driven dating scene where women and men Google potential dates beforehand, Tweet after, and even meet on Facebook. You'll find all you need to use these social

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Trusted guidance on meeting Ms. or Mr. Right

With new and updated content, Dating For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes all the information you'll need for navigating the contemporary, social media driven dating scene where women and men Google potential dates beforehand, Tweet after, and even meet on Facebook. You'll find all you need to use these social media sites and take advantage of the ever-expanding ways to socialize, flirt, and date in the 21st century. With dating advice for singletons in all stages of life (including baby boomers), you'll get the confidence to date someone who is significantly older or younger, someone who has been previously married, or someone with children. Author Dr. Joy Browne, America's favorite psychologist, demystifies the whole dating process, from getting a date, plotting the place, and having a great time (or dealing with duds) to moving beyond a first date toward a budding relationship.

  • Confidence boosters to help meet, date, and start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right
  • Safe tips and advice on using social networks like Facebook and Twitter to meet new people
  • The latest tips about dealing with money matters and dating diversity

If you're looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate, Dating For Dummies is the guide for you!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
While you wouldn't want to be caught dead reading either of these titles on the subway, they offer a study in contrasts. Baber and Spitznagel seem to have set out to produce a humorous look at dating and mating, but they deliver a boorish effort that will confirm a lot of women's worst fears about male dating behavior. While some might think that the "humor book" caveat makes everything okay, the overall Beavis-and-Butthead approach to the subject, which is, less dating and more sex in these authors' minds provides little in the laughs department. Men and women should avoid this book like a blind date with a cold sore, and libraries can pass.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118013618
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
278,393
File size:
6 MB

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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Dating For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaning and informative.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago