The Boyfriend Test: How to Evaluate His Potential Before You Lose Your Heart

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LISTEN UP, LADIES!!! Tired of fretting over the latest in a long line of lotharios who decided that he wasn't ready for a serious relationship — about 24 hours after you introduced him to your parents? Sick of not answering your phone to avoid that dream guy you met at a party who turned into a dud after three dates? Wonder when you'll stop calling your best friend at 2 a.m. sobbing over that Mr. Wrong you thought was so right? Well, here's the...
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Overview

LISTEN UP, LADIES!!! Tired of fretting over the latest in a long line of lotharios who decided that he wasn't ready for a serious relationship — about 24 hours after you introduced him to your parents? Sick of not answering your phone to avoid that dream guy you met at a party who turned into a dud after three dates? Wonder when you'll stop calling your best friend at 2 a.m. sobbing over that Mr. Wrong you thought was so right? Well, here's the perfect cure for your many broken hearts — an ounce of prevention in The Boyfriend Test.

Instead of hoping that your man or your relationship will live up to your dreams, Wendy L. Walsh, a dating doyenne who has kissed her fair share of frogs, urges you to take a long hard look at yourself, your boyfriend candidates, and couplehood—and put you, him, and "we" to the test. The Boyfriend Test is divided into three thought-provoking sections:

* The Girlfriend Test—what's motivating you to get involved anyway?
* The Boyfriend Test—evaluating everything from his first-date behavior (is he too good to be true?) to his consistency over five dates (ah, the truth emerges).
* The Couple's Report Card—full of quick tips on maintaining a healthy
relationship.

Funny and wise, The Boyfriend Test is a must-read for any woman on the brink of starting a new romance, or on the brink of insanity from her current one!
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All right, girls, how many of you have been out on date with a guy who seemed like Prince Charming... only to discover that he was anything but? Have we got the book for you: The Boyfriend Test by Wendy L. Walsh. This fun and funny guide will help you navigate the rough waters of the dating pool by offering ways to evaluate yourself, his behavior, and -- should you deem him worthy -- your relationship with him. The end of your bad dates is near....
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Walsh's appealing personality and empowering attitude set this small book of dating advice apart from standard magazine fare. The 20- and 30-something women she targets could do worse than listen to these zesty, positive tips for sizing up prospective dates. A former model and news anchor who's now a happily coupled mother, Walsh includes anecdotes from her own dating adventures that might seem tony and glamorous to many women (e.g., making out with Dennis Rodman and cavorting with Hollywood types). Still, she's had her share of mishaps and disappointments. Hers is not a Rules-like strategy for snaring a man, but an upbeat effort to keep women in the driver's seat by establishing a list of acceptable male behaviors. A "Boyfriend" must prove himself on several counts: including how he "meets and greets," his telephone skills and how he behaves on the first date. Walsh prompts another evaluation after five dates. Most of the "boyfriend" criteria are based on common sense, such as his ability to respect a woman's boundaries. Sounding like a savvy big sister, Walsh knows that sometimes one's heart or hormones may overtake judgment; she's at the ready with lighthearted, pragmatic help. Exercises and quizzes--such as the "Create your own perfect man" exercise, and several questions that determine one's relationship readiness--make the book fun and promotable. Walsh smartly says that a relationship shouldn't end until "all the lessons have been learned on both sides of the union." (Feb.) Forecast: Timed for Valentine's Day, this stylish and savvy primer should do well if given prominent display, and the author's media savvy should, if tapped into by the publisher, help the book immensely. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609805848
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/9/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 8.05 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

WENDY L. WALSH is an Emmy award-winning former news anchor and media personality whose résumé includes stints on Extra!, the Weekend Today show, and Fox Sports. After interviewing hundreds of candidates, she now enjoys life with her boyfriend, an architect, and their young daughter in Venice Beach, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2003

    this book helped me find my husband

    i was lost until i read and went to hear wendy talk about this book and find a good guy. using this book, i found my husband 9 months after buying it. amazing. every woman (and man) should have a copy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2001

    A must read!

    Just like the Rules revolutionized dating for many women, this book takes it to the next level, in that we are given a tool to enable us to make a wise decision as to who to use the 'Rules' on (though the author believes Rules girls are manipulative, she does contradict herself by saying men love the chase more than anything else-I believe the Rules is really about prolonging the chase). If all single women read this book and followed its test results by dumping bad candidates early on, men would eventually catch on and women would start to be treated with the respect they deserve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2001

    Boyfriend Test: How to Evaluate His Potential Before You Lose Your Heart

    This book is a must for any man that wants to find the right woman and keep her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2001

    Boyfriend Test: How to Evaluate His Potential Before You Lose Your Heart

    This book has helped me identify what I want in a guy. As a result of reading the book, I am sure now about what I am looking for in a relationship. I highly recommend this book, not only to find your soul mate, but to learn about yourself and what you want in life. Don't miss this one!

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