It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have to Be): A Modern Guide to Finding and Keeping Love

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The “Modern Day Matchmaker” presents a refreshingly optimistic and plainspoken dating guide to finding romance—both on- and off-line.

Finding and keeping a mate has never been harder. New rules are needed to navigate the complicated and changing modern-love landscape. If someone wants to find “the one,” what are the guidelines he or she needs to know, now that online dating and Google-searching a prospective love interest are the norm?

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Overview

The “Modern Day Matchmaker” presents a refreshingly optimistic and plainspoken dating guide to finding romance—both on- and off-line.

Finding and keeping a mate has never been harder. New rules are needed to navigate the complicated and changing modern-love landscape. If someone wants to find “the one,” what are the guidelines he or she needs to know, now that online dating and Google-searching a prospective love interest are the norm?

Happily married for ten years, Paul Carrick Brunson is a husband, a father, and a rising star in the matchmaking world. In It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be), Brunson tackles relevant questions such as:

  • Is marriage right for my personality type?
  • Do the rules of chivalry still apply?
  • How can I date more than one person without hurt feelings?
  • What is the best mode of communication (text messages, phone, e-mail, etc.) for asking someone out?

With an appealing mix of humor, candor, and real-world examples, It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be)  is a breath of fresh air in the dating guide category, offering a message of eternal optimism from a man who believes in true love—and practices what he preaches.

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Eavesdrop at any gathering spot and before you long you will hear anguished stories of dating disasters and relationship mishaps. Rooms visited by Paul Carrick Brunson breed more inspiriting tales. Not only is he happily married, this modern-day matchmaker is responsible for more than 300 long-term matches and paired 3,000 people on dates. In his debut book, he explains how to stay upright and on track in today's very slippery dating scene, where rules and expectations seem to be changing more quickly than ever. His It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have to Be) offers reassuring advice on everything from first dates, online hook-ups, and when not to text to facing serious questions about whether you really want to marry. A thoughtful healing device for anyone suffering from romantic bruises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592407699
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 156,485
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 3.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Carrick Brunson is a professional matchmaker and certified life coach. A former investment banker and business executive with an MBA from Georgetown University, he founded One Degree from Me, a premier matchmaking and life-coaching company in 2009, and has matched over three thousand people on dates, resulting in over three hundred long-term matches. He lives in Washington, D.C., with Jill, his wife of ten years, and their son, Kingston.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    It's Complicated But It Doesn't Have to be

    I can honestly say this is not a repeat of other dating books out there. The author offers a fresh and non-traditional way of looking at dating and relationship and will challenge the reader to open her mind to how life can be. You will find this approach inspirational and freeing which sets it apart from the competetion

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    I started reading this book and was a little skeptical, however

    I started reading this book and was a little skeptical, however I could not stop reading. He definetly saved the Best for Last. Chapters 17-21 were the best. Definetly, a MUST READ.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

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    Review title: No Dating Drama Here. A book to assist us to win i

    Review title: No Dating Drama Here.
    A book to assist us to win in the "game" of dating is here! You will read about how to date without the drama and trauma you may have experienced in the past. The author gives some realistic advice on how to go about dating in the 21st century, that's if you want to find and to keep love and not just for the night. He gives you insight into how to attract people into your life that hopefully will become choices for a husband or wife. The "homework" will assist readers to really look for what they value about themselves and the people they want to attract as a future husband or wife. And if you do the "homework" you are sure to "uncover" what you truly want from yourself as well as what you truly want in your romantic relationships. *This book was recommended to me and I am glad I read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    This book was definitely a blessing. The author deals with some

    This book was definitely a blessing. The author deals with some real issues that men and women should consider while dating. If you are interested in dating and being in a committed relationship, this book is a must a read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    There's something to be learned for every relationship status in

    There's something to be learned for every relationship status in Brunson's debut, whether you're single, coupled up, or somewhere in between. With practical dating and relationship advice, It's Complicated reveals just how uncomplicated it can be if one simply takes a hands-on approach in their quest for love with confidence, clarity, and integrity about what really matters.

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