The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex

by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Jennifer Worick
     
 

The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are back—and they've brought a date. Whatever your own dating nightmares are, take it from the professionals, things can get worse. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are dozens of scenarios covering every phase of the romantic—or not so romantic—turn of events.

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Overview

The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are back—and they've brought a date. Whatever your own dating nightmares are, take it from the professionals, things can get worse. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are dozens of scenarios covering every phase of the romantic—or not so romantic—turn of events. Learn how to remove stubborn articles of clothing, slip away from a blind date, and get rid of unsightly stains. Discover the secrets of dealing with a bad kisser and of surviving a meeting with your date's parents. Hands-on, step-by-step illustrated instructions help guide you through these and many more perils d'amor. Tasteful and useful, and with an appendix of great pickup lines, breakup lines, and all-purpose excuses, this is the book you need when you wake up next to someone whose name you can't remember.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811832410
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Worst Case Scenario Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 4.74(h) x 0.50(d)

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How to Determine if Your Date is an Axe Murderer

1. Watch for the following:

  • A Caucasian male in his twenties or thirties
  • Obsession with fire or matches
  • Cruelty to animals
  • History of bed-wetting
  • Sexually abused as a child
  • Middle-class background combined with loner behavior
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships

An individual who exhibits more than three of these traits may be dangerous.

2. Trust your intuition.

Your instinct is a powerful weapon. If something feels wrong, it probably is.

3. Check him out officially.

Obtain his social security number and investigate him. Call the Federal Prison Locator Service (202-307-3126) to determine if he was ever incarcerated. Many online companies can aid in financial reports or tracking down previous addresses. You may also want to enlist the services of a private detective.

4. If you discover grounds for suspicion, break off the relationship immediately.

Be clear and definite about your decision. Return all of his belongings and gifts. Do not make promises to keep in touch. Be straightforward and kind, and talk only about yourself and why the relationship no longer works for you. Do not blame him. Try not to make him angry.

5. Take steps to maintain your safety.

  • Carry a cell phone.
  • Install a home security system.
  • Change your phone numbers.
  • Stay near populated, well-lit areas.
  • Apprise a friend or relative of your concerns.
  • Document any strange or unusual happenings.
  • Take a personal safety/self-defense class....

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