Always Hit on the Wingman...and 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want

Always Hit on the Wingman...and 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want

by Jake

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Dear Person Picking Up This Book,

Hi, I'm Jake. Glamour magazine's advice columnist. You probably think you don't know me. I'm anonymous, after all. But trust me, you do: I'm the guy who doesn't call. Who breaks up by text. Who stays for breakfast, walks your dog, then disappears into thin, thin air.

At least I used to be.

For years I was your basic dating nightmare. And then, under the influence of one magical woman my readers came to know as Orange Blossoms, I changed. Now I'm here to blow the lid off what you think you know about the way guys think. Because here's the big secret I learned from being slayed by Blossoms: Women already have what it takes to get what they want from men; they just need to know how to use that power.

Want a boyfriend? A better boyfriend? A ring? It's all yours for the asking.

But don't just take it from me. Glamour's "Jake" has been at it, living among men sharing their secrets with women since 1956. Now we're distilling our collective wisdom into ten rules to help you get the love life you deserve. A sneak peak at what you'll learn:

  • You've got to broadcast your personality. If you're a nerd, let your nerd flag fly.
  • The best men out there DON'T send expensive flowers.
  • For great sex, save a few tricks for later (much later) on.
  • Plus: How to make him think commitment was his idea? (Sneaky Yes. Necessary YES.)
For more than 50 years, Glamour magazine's Jake columnist has served as a dating consigliore for millions of American women. Now, in his trademark no-B.S. voice, Jake offers this indispensable guide for women. What are men really thinking How can you get the love life you want and deserve? Jake knows.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401304126
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

There have been more than a dozen Jakes in the fifty-six-year history of Glamour magazine's column. This book was written by one of the most recent. He is now happily married to the woman his readers came to know as Orange Blossoms--thanks in large part to the wisdom they gave him.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Meet Jake: Every Woman's Secret Weapon By Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour xiii

Hi, Ladies. It's Me, Jake. Who I Am-and Why You Should Believe Me about Guys xvii

Section 1 Meeting Him

Rule #1 Always Hit on the Wingman 3

It's the World's Best-and Most Empowering- Flirting Technique


Five Ways You Can Be More Powerfully Attractive to Him in the First Five Minutes 14

Rule #2 Know How Sexy You Really Are 17

Why Men Can't Resist Women Who Love Their Own Bodies


Fourteen Moments When You're Powerfully Irresistible (and Don't Even Know It) 32

"MEET JAKE 1980-1984 35

Rule #3 Remember, Love Is Not a Competitive Sport 37

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Your Friends and Find Your Own "Power Song"


Male "Turn-ons" That Aren't 50

Section 2 Dating Him

Rule #4 Repeat After Me: The Best Men Don't Send Expensive Flowers 55

Why You Shouldn't Be Blinded by Clichéd Acts of Chivalry, and How to Spot a True Knight


Three Genuinely Chivalrous (and Powerfully Seductive) Things You Can Do for Him 70

Rule #5 Please Don't Pretend to Know What the Infield Fly Rule Is 73

How to Be Your Most Genuine Self with Him- Because Guys Want You to Be You


The Dos and Don'ts of Living in Guy World 84

"MEET JAKE 1985-1988 87

Rule #6 Don't Sleep with Him Too Soon! 91

How to Make a Real Sexual Connection, but Not Before You're Ready


Jake's Guide to Talking Dirty 108

Rule #7 Keep Dating Other People Longer Than You Think You Should 111

Trust Me. It Works. Always.


Four Signs It Might Be Time to Stop Dating Other Guys 126

Section 3 Making it Last Forever

Rule #8 Beware the Buddy Trap! 131

Or, a Woman of Intrigue Pees with the Door Closed


The Three Laws of Living Together 146

"Meet Jake 1990-1994 149

Rule #9 Make Him Think Commitment Was His Idea 153

How to Lead Your Guy to the Big C So Gently, He Won't Even Know He's Being Led


Five Ways to Drive Him Crazy (the Bad Way) About Commitment 168

Rule #10 And Above All, Enjoy the Ride! 171

Because Love Is Meant to Be Fun-and Women Who Know That Are the Most Powerful Women of All


How to Use Your Secret Power to Cheat-Proof Your Relationship 184

Epilogue A Letter to the Women of America: Four Things I Really, Truly Hope You Will Know About Men-and Yourself-by the Time

You Close This Book 187

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