He's Got Potential: A Field Guide to Shy Guys, Bad Boys, Intellectuals, Cheaters, and Everything in Between

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Okay, so he's not perfect, but does your man have potential? This book has the answers to the question: does your man have Prince Charming potential? Learn how to bring out the best of what he's got-or not!

Women want men to change, but men want women to stay the same. If you've ever wondered how much "potential" a guy has, this book will help you discover whether he's a diamond in the rough or just a lump of coal. You'll learn why women endure the frustration of trying to ...

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Overview

Okay, so he's not perfect, but does your man have potential? This book has the answers to the question: does your man have Prince Charming potential? Learn how to bring out the best of what he's got-or not!

Women want men to change, but men want women to stay the same. If you've ever wondered how much "potential" a guy has, this book will help you discover whether he's a diamond in the rough or just a lump of coal. You'll learn why women endure the frustration of trying to transform a sub-par boyfriend into the man of their dreams and why men can be disappointed when women change as they turn into wives and mothers. With the information and tactics in this book, you'll find out how to overcome that disconnect and learn to assess whether a man really does have the potential to change or whether it's time to move on in order to find that truly special someone you deserve.

  • Tells you what you need to know to determine whether a man is worth all of the time and effort
  • Shows how to tell if a man is a Cheapskate, Know-It-All, Liar, Couch Potato, ADD Guy, Wannabe Artist, or all of the above
  • Explains the biological and social reasons that women assess men for the potential they might have in the future while men assess women as they are now
  • Written by Dr. Belisa Vranich, a clinical psychologist and advice columnist for the the Huffington Post, and Ariane Marder, former sex and relationships editor at Men's Fitness and, currently, the executive editor at Voyage.tv

Filled with surprising, down-to-earth information your mother and your friends could never tell you, He's Got Potential is the relationship survival guide every woman should read.

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* In this field guide to single men, psychologist/advice columnist Vranich and sexual health expert Marder explain and refine women's urge to improve their mates, using foresight and practical wisdom to encourage women to find a man who suits them better initially, and who can honestly (and happily) accept direction regarding his loved one's desires. The duo, each with background in magazines, maintain a breezy but authoritative tone as they break down prospects into different archetypes (the couch potato, the man-child, the "undomesticated guy") and assess their potential for change, analyze women's penchant for "bad boys," and discuss effective tactics for communicating concerns. Though their advice and analysis can be overmuch—less for the casually dating than for those seriously seeking long-term relationship and marriage—Vranich and Marder know that common sense advice can be easy to overlook in the heat of the hunt, and put that advice in useful context that makes it easy to absorb. Women hoping that their next "project" will be their last should benefit from this matter-of-fact guide. (Jan.) (Publishers Weekly.com, February 4, 2010)
Publishers Weekly
In this field guide to single men, psychologist/advice columnist Vranich and sexual health expert Marder explain and refine women's urge to improve their mates, using foresight and practical wisdom to encourage women to find a man who suits them better initially, and who can honestly (and happily) accept direction regarding his loved one's desires. The duo, each with background in magazines, maintain a breezy but authoritative tone as they break down prospects into different archetypes (the couch potato, the man-child, the "undomesticated guy") and assess their potential for change, analyze women's penchant for "bad boys," and discuss effective tactics for communicating concerns. Though their advice and analysis can be overmuch-less for the casually dating than for those seriously seeking long-term relationship and marriage-Vranich and Marder know that common sense advice can be easy to overlook in the heat of the hunt, and put that advice in useful context that makes it easy to absorb. Women hoping that their next "project" will be their last should benefit from this matter-of-fact guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470267011
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/7/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Belisa Vranich is an established clinical psychologist and media personality. She is the former advice columnist for the New York Daily News and currently a columnist for the Huffington Post. She is a regular guest on Good Morning America, the Today show, CNN, Fox News, and Inside Edition. Vranich has been widely published in outlets such as Jane magazine, Latina magazine, America Online, and the New York Post, and is interviewed as an expert regularly by Cosmopolitan and Women's Health magazines. Vranich lives in New York City.

Ariane Marder is a sexual health expert. As the former sex and relationships editor of Men's Fitness magazine, she has explored the genre of sexual health extensively. Marder has written columns for Spin and counseled teens on sex education at the nonprofit organization the Door. Her study on sex in America was featured in the New York Post and on NY1. Marder now works as a travel writer and is currently the executive editor of Voyage.tv.

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Table of Contents

1 Prince Charming Potential (PCP).

2 It’s Not My Fault, It’s My Brain!

3 Meeting His Representative.

4 Liars, Cheaters, Cheapskates, and Couch Potatoes.

5 The Bad Boy.

6 Refine Your Target.

7 Change Him, Mold Him.

8 Know When to Walk Away, Know When to Run.

9 Getting Over Him.

10 One for the Boys.

Index.

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