Finding Your Perfect Match

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The world has changed. It's not as easy to meet people, and it's definitely not as easy to find your soul mate.

At the very core, two people need to have similar styles, interests, and values when it comes to loving and living. So, how do you find lasting love? Dr. Pepper Schwartz believes that if you’re ready for a serious relationship, it's time for a serious approach.

Described by Dr. Judith Sills as "insightful, brilliantly original and ...

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Overview

The world has changed. It's not as easy to meet people, and it's definitely not as easy to find your soul mate.

At the very core, two people need to have similar styles, interests, and values when it comes to loving and living. So, how do you find lasting love? Dr. Pepper Schwartz believes that if you’re ready for a serious relationship, it's time for a serious approach.

Described by Dr. Judith Sills as "insightful, brilliantly original and extremely useful," Dr. Schwartz's DuetTM Total Compatibility System is designed to help you find someone you'll be compatible with on the deepest levels.

Finding Your Perfect Match will help you:

  • Identify the eight romantic personality characteristics that determine who you are, what you want and ultimately, who you should be with.
  • Explore the five major lifestyle issues that can have a dramatic impact on you and your partner: money, sex, children, core values, and social life.

A lasting, loving relationship can only develop with someone who matches those needs and is truly compatible with you, but it's not as hard as you think. You just have to be willing to take a different approach. Dr. Schwartz has done thirty years of relationship research to save you a lifetime of searching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399532443
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/3/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,508,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 8.69 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at the University of Washington and author or coauthor of a number of books, including Finding Your Perfect Match and The Great Sex Weekend. The past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Pacific Sociological Society, she is the winner of the American Sociological Association’s prize for Public Understanding of Sociology.

Dr. Schwartz has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including multiple appearances on Today, Oprah, and Dr. Phil. A former columnist for Glamour and American Baby, she is currently the relationship expert for PerfectMatch.com, for which she created the Duet® Total Compatibility System. She also writes a column for Seattle Metropolitan Monthly.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Why You Need This Book 1
1 The Love Diagnostic for a Perfect Match 7
2 The Eight Essential Compatibility Characteristics 13
Part 2 Understanding and Using the Duet Total Compatibility System 33
Being Similar 37
3 Romantic Impulsivity 38
4 Personal Energy 47
5 Outlook 59
6 Predictability 71
7 Perfect Matches Based on Similarity 82
Being Different 105
8 Flexibility 107
9 Decision-Making Style 119
10 Emotionality 131
11 Self-Nurturing 144
12 Perfect Matches Based on Differences 157
Part 3 Love and Lifestyle Issues 191
13 The Challenges of Money 195
14 The Importance of Sex 204
15 And Baby Makes Three, or Four, or More... 215
16 Core Values 224
17 Your Social World 233
Part 4 What to Do with What You've Learned 243
18 How to Search for a Perfect Match 245
19 Keeping Love Alive 259
Acknowledgments 267
Index 271
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2006

    Great Help In Finding A Partner

    In her new book, ¿Finding the Perfect Match¿ , Dr. Pepper Schwartz, who helped put the ¿perfect¿ in Perfectmatch.com, brings three crucial attributes to the seemingly impossible task of helping people find and hold onto a mate worth having: intelligence, experience and a sense of humor. Building on more than 30 years of experience, not only doing her own research, but communicating the findings of several major areas of research and current thought to a wide variety of audiences, Dr. Schwartz lays out a means of first analyzing ¿what makes you tick¿ and then finding out what sort of other person is or is not likely to make a good fit with you. You don¿t want to be ¿the energizer bunny married to a sloth¿ any more than being a ¿glass-half-full¿ optimist married to someone always ¿raining on your parade¿. Dr. Schwartz uses a series of rather painless but probing questionnaires to lead the reader to an understanding of a series of eight major characteristics about yourself and any prospective partner you might currently, or sometime in the future, be considering as a mate. She then explains in readily digestible form, the meaning and implications of the answers to these questions and how they can guide you into making the best relationship decisions of your life ¿ both in avoiding those painful mismatches that have driven you nuts in the past and in pursuing the one that just might finally put it all together for you. She waves no magic wands of course, and there are no written guarantees at the back of the book, but if you want to get a better sense of who you are and who you should be looking for out there, Dr. Schwartz lights the path exceedingly well while making the pitfalls a whole lot easier to see.

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