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Modern Dating: A Field Guide

Modern Dating: A Field Guide

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From the creators of the popular online dating site howaboutwe.com comes the definitive guide for navigating the modern dating world.

The single woman is having a moment. In the worlds of work, personal finances, and education, women are more successful than ever before. When it comes to dating, they're happy to take their time exploring lots of

Overview

From the creators of the popular online dating site howaboutwe.com comes the definitive guide for navigating the modern dating world.

The single woman is having a moment. In the worlds of work, personal finances, and education, women are more successful than ever before. When it comes to dating, they're happy to take their time exploring lots of different relationships before deciding if they want to settle down. Women today, like the generations of women before them, want to fall in love. But they want it to happen organically, at its own pace, and with the right person.

Rather than listing a set of "rules," Modern Dating offers advice on modern challenges, like how to send a relatively unembarrassing sext, how to create a failproof first date idea, and how to make sure you're getting into a relationship for the right reasons. Instead of telling you How to Win a Husband in Just 3 Easy Steps!, it will gently guide you through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually like, from one-night stands, to confusing texts and emails, to your first online date.

Frank, funny, and totally relatable, this is a book that really gets at how women are dating today—the ideal travel companion for your dating life. The only rule is that there are no rules, but this book will be there for guidance, or just for laughs, every step of the way.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Today’s 20-somethings stay single longer than any generation in history. But as HowAboutWe.com founders Brian Schechter and Aaron Schildkrout write in the book’s foreword, Atik’s “basic mission is to free dating from the antiquated notion that being single is a problem to solve.” With that caveat, playwright and Web writer Atik (also of HowAboutWe) perfectly toes the line between assuring folks they don’t need to date and equipping them to do so. She takes readers from “Totally and Completely Single” through “The First Six Months” of a relationship, with special sections on out-of-the-box date ideas and surviving worst-case sex scenarios. Among the timely guidelines for today’s singleton: “Morning-After Etiquette,” setting up an online profile, and when to text vs. when to call. And, standing in for the best friend who’s up-to-speed on every nuance of a situation, there are even decision-making flowcharts like “Can You Be Friends With Benefits?” But the graphics aren’t just gimmicks; they present plenty of practical tips for dating in the 21st century, in a tone that’s by turns reassuring and cajoling. Atik’s smart, youthful appraisal of today’s social landscape makes her seem like an expert that’s just one step ahead of you. Informed by research and delivered with style, this is big-sister advice at its best. Illus. Agent: Lauren Nathan, Melcher Media. (May)
From the Publisher
"Atik's smart, youthful appraisal of today's social landscape makes her seem like an expert that's just one step ahead of you. Informed by research and delivered with style, this is big-sister advice at its best." -Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

"Packed with tips and tests you can use to squeeze the maximum fun out of singledom." -Glamour

"Using an appealing format full of sketches and bulleted lists, the authors impart tidbits such as the six worst things to say on a date, what makes a profile picture successful, how to be more attractive in five easy steps, and much more." -Library Journal Starred Review

Library Journal
Atik, Brian Schechter, and Aaron Schildkrout, founders of HowAboutWe.com (a website that encourages users to connect offline), have developed a guidebook that offers advice on going on real dates with real people. Using an appealing format full of sketches and bulleted lists, the authors impart tidbits such as the six worst things to say on a date, what makes a profile picture successful, how to be more attractive in five easy steps, and much more. Readers can try out any of the 75 date ideas and determine how to manage their "sexpectations." VERDICT A well-organized book that's suitable for libraries or as a gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373892778
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,105,400
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.52(d)

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Meet the Author

Chiara Atik is a writer and blogger recently described by Gawker as “The Girl You Wish You Knew When You Moved to New York.” Her writing has been featured on Elle.com, Glamour.com, The Hairpin, Today.com, and Yahoo Shine. She was New York editor of GuestofaGuest.com and has been writing about dating for HowAboutWe since 2010.

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