Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love

Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love

by Diana Kirschner


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Relationship expert and bestselling author Dr. Diana Kirschner uses the latest research and clinical experience to teach you how to find Love in 90 Days.

Bestseller Love in 90 Days is even better in this expanded, updated version. It's fun, savvy and based on the latest research as well as renowned psychologist Dr. Diana's experience coaching tens of thousands of single women all over the world through her coaching team. Loaded with easy step-by-step instructions and assignments, this revolutionary love book has been called the dating coach's secret weapon.

Most singles unconsciously make the same mistakes over and over again in love, regardless of age, work success, or the type of man they are dating. Using her unique approach, Dr. Diana pulls no punches. She outlines a program that gets women on the path to smash through their self-sabotage and forge a healthy love relationship.

Key chapters cover:

1) Deadly Dating Patterns. Identify and break them!

2) Dating Program of Three. Learn how to meet and attract quality men both on and offline

3) Rapid Healing from Heartbreak. Bounce back better than ever.

4) Irresistible Self-Confidence. (brand new chapter). Eradicate destructive dating beliefs and turbocharge your self-esteem

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546084891
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 85,650
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Psychologist Dr. Diana Kirschner appeared regularly on the Today Show and starred in a PBS Special on finding love, based on her bestseller, Love in 90 Days. Dr. Diana successfully ran the 90 Day Love Challenge on the Fox Morning Show and her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Through her books and acclaimed Love Mentor® Coaching team, Dr. Diana has helped tens of thousands of women all over the world to create greater self-love and lasting passionate soulmate relationships. Her website is, a leading source of dating and relationship advice. Dr. Diana has been happily married and in love with her husband for over 35 years.

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Love in 90 Days

The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love
By Kirschner, Diana

Center Street

Copyright © 2009 Kirschner, Diana
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781599951225


The First Month


Your Love in 90 Days Program

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it… it really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.

Erica Jong

Love is life’s golden ticket. It brings in the brightest of colors and the rich high and low notes. There is no mistaking it; you know when you have love. And you definitely know when you don’t. The big question is, What are you doing about not having love in your life? Are you going to risk being alone and lonely, missing out on all that love can give?

Imagine if you were losing your job and needed money; looking for one would be your absolute top priority. You would spend hours searching and posting on job sites like and, scanning the want ads and trade journals, calling recruiters, networking through your friends, and jumping on any leads. In contrast, despite being alone, finding love ranks pretty low on your to-do list. You come home from work, run errands, answer some e-mails, call your friends, play with the dog, and watch your favorite show. Maybe you’re the type who puts in extra hours at the office, meets the girls out for a drink, notices a couple of interesting guys but figures it’s too hard to get their attention, then heads home without giving them another thought. You may be a working single mom who’d like to find a caring, loving partner, but you think, Who has the time? At best you spend maybe fifteen minutes browsing an online dating site. Sound familiar?

Let’s be honest. If you are truthful with yourself, is finding love anywhere near the top of your priority list? You’re probably better at planning your weekend or a vacation than planning your dating life. I’ve helped thousands of women find wonderful relationships, and it all started with one simple shift. Each student made just one decision that changed her priorities and changed her life: the decision to roll out the red carpet for love.

Prioritizing Love

Now, I know what you’re thinking: If it is meant to be, it will just happen. I don’t want to be (seem) desperate. Love comes when you let go, when you are not looking.

But I have critical news for you: Study after study has shown that love relationships have a huge impact on our psychological, economic, and physical well-being. Having a life partner can create a higher sense of self-worth, provide intimacy and emotional support, which fulfills the deepest human need for connection, and lead to greater wealth and economic stability. As a result, married people may be happier, live more satisfying lives, and have fewer psychological problems, including depression. Many researchers say that these factors lead to better physical health, greater health-seeking behavior, and lower rates of alcoholism. Here’s the big take-away: For over 100 years studies around the world have shown that married people live longer and enjoy a higher quality of life than those who aren’t partnered! With everything a healthy love relationship has going for it, why let anything hold you back from choosing love as a top priority in your life?

Of course, the pro-marriage findings do not necessarily mean that people can’t be happy as singles. They can. And they certainly don’t mean that women should stay in loveless or abusive relationships. In fact, these days a woman does not even need a man to have a child or build a fulfilling life. But an overwhelming mountain of evidence points to the centrality of a love relationship in creating health and happiness for most people.

Ask yourself: How do I prioritize love? Or, more honestly, Why is it that finding lasting love or working on a love relationship is not my highest priority? Shouldn’t it be, since your long-term quality of life may depend on it?

Okay, I know. You’ve been on interminable dates where you were bored, annoyed, and couldn’t wait to get away. You’re sure there are no good men left, and, if by some chance there are, they’re certainly not in your town. Sometimes you tell yourself that you really just don’t care anymore, especially after your last less-than-satisfactory experience. You may be sick and tired of the whole dating and love merry-go-round. After all, you have been hurt, rejected, and disappointed, big time. I get it.

But those days can all be over. Starting today. Right now, this very minute, you can start your own Love in 90 Days Program and change your life forever. As a wise woman once said, “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”

I’ve helped women who were overweight, shy, older, buried in debt, mega-successful, saddled with problem kids—you name it. Some faced a combo-plate of challenges. Yet these women were able to create real love in their lives. And I can show you exactly how to do it, too.

So buckle up. This course is a fast-forward roller-coaster ride to the love you want, the love that is just right for you. Get ready to be excited, scared, heartbroken, depressed, hopeless, happy, exhilarated, drunk with love, amazed, and surprised—and not necessarily in that order!

I will be sitting next to you through all the twists and turns, the breath-stopping drops, and the dizzying joy-filled heights. As your Love Mentor, I will help you identify and break your self-sabotaging patterns, develop your most lovable and loving self, and work a Dating Program of Three (yes, it means what you think it means; and, yes, even you will be able to do it!). And to show my full support, this is my promise to you:

I guarantee that after three short months of working this Program, you will break out of your Deadly Dating Patterns, make huge gains in self-esteem, date higher-quality men, and be much closer to creating a real, lasting love relationship.

Your Love in 90 Days Basics


You may be thinking, Ninety days? Dating three men at once? Are you kidding? I don’t even flirt! Or, This sounds like a lot of work! I’ve heard it all. First of all, I’m going to give you all the tools you need to succeed. Second, you can successfully work the program at a slower pace. But, this isn’t a set of gimmicks to help you manipulate men; this Program is going to help you find your own true love. Isn’t it worth the ninety-day investment?

Here’s what to expect: In the first month you’ll learn to identify your Deadly Dating Patterns, master the Dating Program of Three, and use the powerhouse secrets of successful online dating. In month two, you’ll find a master Love Mentor, someone who helps you discover and express your authentic, charismatic, and beautiful self, and you’ll learn how to end your dead-end patterns forever. In the third month I’ll share my best prescriptions for healing heartache, show you how to deal with Frenemies (cynics and naysayers in your life), and teach you how to practice the eight habits that healthy couples use to create happily-ever-after relationships.


Since love is the most delicate and total act of the soul, it will reflect the state and nature of the soul…. As one is, so is his love.—José Ortega y Gasset

There are two key elements in this course: the Inner Work and the Outer Work. The Inner Work is assigned as exercises to do as you are reading. You’ll examine and journal about your identity, your beliefs, and your self-sabotaging behaviors. The Outer Work is given as homework assignments for the week, to do out in the real world. The homework will help you change your dead-end dating habits; meet new, exciting, and available men; and create a supportive and loving circle of friends and family.

The Outer Work is just as critical as the Inner Work, and vice versa; success in one arena supports success in the other. While you’re working through self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors and turbo-charging your self-esteem, you will be able to get out there more readily, quickly sort through the men you meet, and choose the ones who are more loving and successful.

As you work through the Love in 90 Days course, you’ll be able to read what other women who have completed the course have experienced in their own words. These quotes can help carry you forward emotionally as you learn from and are inspired by other students.


I recommend that you simply read the whole book first, without doing the exercises or homework, to get an initial sense of the powerful Love in 90 Days principles and practices. Then put yourself on the personalized 90 Day Program. The book is divided into three monthly sections with a chapter for each week; read one chapter each week and do the assigned exercises and homework. Of course, you can also work at your own pace, speeding the program up or slowing it down.

As long as you use the principles and strategies, there is no wrong way to work the Program.

You can also tailor the course to your unique needs by jumping ahead and then circling back to complete all of the work. Here is a cheat sheet for those with special issues; remember, after reading these chapters please return to the beginning and complete the whole Love in 90 Days Program:

• If you are really shy and haven’t been dating at all, go to Chapter 7 for shyness-busting secrets.

• If you are coming out of a relationship and are suffering, go to Chapter 10 for first aid for your heartache.

• If you are African-American, have kids, are college educated and successful, or are over forty-five, jump ahead to Chapter 12. You will be amazed and freed up as you read compelling research that busts urban legends that have plagued your special group in the quest for love.


The Love in 90 Days work can be done solo, with a friend, or in a small “Team Love” group. Running the processes with other women is a very powerful way to give yourself a jump start in the program, increase your accountability to complete the course, as well as to continue the Program after your course is over. Ask around and see who might be interested in having Love in 90 Days meetings weekly or bimonthly. You can follow the readings, discuss the lessons, and share your experiences and field reports. Women who have formed these Team Love groups find sweet validation, a surprising depth of emotional support, beauty and dating tips, role modeling and inspiration to help move them forward, and introductions to guys! Sheila, a thirty-nine-year-old makeup artist, wrote this e-mail to her Love in 90 Days group:

When Eric stopped texting me and disappeared into thin air, it was so hard. But you were all there for me and I can’t thank you enough! For me, our Team Love is a magic circle. I look forward to each of our gatherings; I get so much more out of them than I can even put into words.

See Appendix A for the ground rules on how to set up a Team Love that will work magic for you.


Go to to find wonderful women for real or virtual Team Love groups, community support, daily affirmations, and other helpful resources. At the site you can journal about your progress, read my Love in 90 Days blogs, and more. See Appendix C for details.

The Opening Exercises _____________________

(Total Time: 20 minutes)

All you need for the love program is a journal or notebook and we are ready to start our journey together.

To begin, we will run through several exercises that are designed to help you look at how you spend your time and discover what’s really important to you. Then you will choose goals for the course and I’ll give you some homework assignments to set you on your way.


In your notebook, divide up a blank page; on the left side write No, Not Now and on the right side, write Yes, Now. Say the sentence: “This is the right time to believe in love” over and over. After each time you say it, alternate writing down reasons why the statement is not true in the left column and reasons why it is true in the right.

Read over your responses. Interesting, aren’t they?

Finish the exercise by writing out This is the right time to believe in love, or another positive affirmation that speaks to you. Post this where you will see it each day.


Make a list of all the major activities you spend time on during the week and the approximate number of hours for each. Do you spend hours texting, e-mailing, gabbing, Net surfing, or shopping because you have nothing better to do? Do you let a demanding job swallow your whole life? List your activities in descending order from the ones you spend the most time on (work and sleep) down to the ones you spend the least time on. Remember to put down the number of hours per week you spend on each activity.

Here’s how Shareena, one of my students, who is a twenty-eight-year-old paralegal, broke down her 168-hour week:

    Sleep: 56 hours
    Work: 50 hours
    Watching TV: 20 hours
    Shopping/errands: 12 hours
    Dinner/movies with friends: 6 hours
    Gym: 6 hours
    Class: 2 hours
    I don’t know??: 16 hours

If you can’t account for all your time, pay attention for one week and do the exercise again. You will be amazed at how much time you squander.

This exercise is designed to confront you with all your time wasters: talking on the phone, playing with your BlackBerry, messing with your iPod, watching TV and channel surfing, aimlessly shopping, hiding in your head, and/or isolating yourself through work or other means. What time-wasting activities can you eliminate? To give yourself the gift of love in just 90 days, you will need to open up ten to thirteen hours per week. If you want to go at a slower pace, as few as five or six hours a week focused on working the Program will move you along nicely.


Following on page 12 is a complete list of the Ten Goals of the course. Pick out the goals you would like to meet and an approximate date for meeting them.

If You Are in a Relationship Already and You Think He’s the One

Pick a goal that is farther down the list, like “Declare love for each other.” You will skip the Program of Three, online dating, and STUD (Seriously Terrific, Utterly Devoted Dude) and DUD (Definitely Unworkable Dude) reports, but you must do all the personal and socializing exercises related to these activities, as they will help your self-esteem and self-love, which are crucial to building a solid love relationship. Your program begins with Chapter 6. And when you get to Chapter 13, you will find a road map for making love last and get better over time.

If You Are in a Relationship and You’re Not Sure If He’s the One

Read Chapter 2 to see if your relationship fits one of the Deadly Dating Patterns. Then read “Choose the One Only After Months on the Program” and “Follow the Guidelines for Graduating from the Program of Three,” which are sections 10 and 11 in Chapter 4. These sections will help you decide whether to stick with your guy or go on a Dating Program of Three.

The Ten Love in 90 Days Goals

1. Create an exciting love intention or affirmation.

2. Create greater self-esteem, deservedness, and self-love.

3. Break out of Deadly Dating Patterns and create a successful Dating Program of Three (more on this in Chapter 4).

4. Move up the ladder to better men.

5. Meet someone who has tremendous potential for a love relationship with you and graduate from the Program of Three.

6. Declare love for each other.

7. Talk seriously with your Beloved about what each of you needs and wants in a fulfilling love relationship.

8. Create a loving win-win contract that gives each of you roots (stability and dedication) and wings (fulfilling your dreams).

9. Commit to moving in together or getting engaged to your Beloved.

10. Marry or make a lifetime commitment to live out your dreams together.


When students take my Love in 90 Days course, they sign a contract that commits them to complete all thirteen weekly sessions. They agree to three hours of class per week and about ten hours of homework assignments during the week. That might seem like a lot to you, but your week will include fun new activities, sports, shopping, and dating along with your online work. If you want to take the fastest route to finding your own true love, you need to give the Program the same level of commitment. You can also choose to work at a slower pace. It is up to you. But it is more fun and much more fruitful to play full out as soon as possible.

Here’s what I tell my students, and here’s what I say to you:

• Push yourself beyond your limits. Face your inner saboteurs and the outer behavioral patterns that don’t serve you. This means from day one you will be both working on your internal issues and getting out there and meeting lots of men. I know it’s scary. But you have to do both in order to be successful.

• I will give you 110 percent and I expect you to give 110 percent. I expect you to cooperate with the assignments or modify them so that they work even better for you. I expect you to invest time and/or money in yourself, courses, makeovers, and online dating. Remember, I am your Love Mentor who is 110 percent behind you.

• Don’t just read the exercises. Do them. Play full out. Make this the million-dollar course for yourself, the jackpot to end all jackpots. Even if you fall down, keep going and you will win.

• Expect a roller-coaster adventure and hang on for the ride of your life. I’ll be there every step of the way. On the next page you will see a contract to use if you are following the 90-day course schedule. Amend it if you like, but keep its spirit. The contract is designed to help you stay the course. As Anne Morriss, a manager in the strategy consulting group OTF, said, “The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating—in work, in play, in love.


I, _________________________________, understand that I am undertaking an intensive course in finding love in 90 days. I commit myself to the full thirteen weeks and to doing the exercises and homework assignments that comprise the course. I commit to keeping a journal and following the recommended Program to the best of my ability. This work will be Priority One in my life for the next 90 days.

I further realize that this course will raise emotional issues, make me aware of my self-sabotaging patterns, and surface my hopelessness and despair about finding love. I know that at times I will truly want to backtrack, lose my way, and quit. Nonetheless, I hereby commit to taking this course one day at a time and one week at a time. If I falter during a particular week, I will go back and rework those assignments and exercises until I work through the issues.

To this end, I commit to nurturing myself and taking care of my physical needs so that I can do what I and only I can do: deliver the love I long for.

Signature      Date     


1. Sign up for two ongoing classes or activities that interest you and that have lots of men in them. Here are some examples:

• Finance

• Investing, business, or leadership at your local college’s school of continuing and professional studies

• Rock climbing

• Golfing

• Snowboarding or skiing

• Hiking

• Wine or cigar tasting

• Coed city sports teams (these usually have an even mix of men and women)


    Choose classes or activities that are more advanced, if possible, as these will have greater numbers of men in them. A more specialized wine-tasting course, for example, or a class in investing in hedge funds or commercial real estate.
    Choose activities with intense goals, like triathlons, marathons, and other advanced running, swimming, and cycling events and training programs, as they will have more men in them. For example, advanced hikes with the Sierra Club can be great for meeting men. If need be, work your way up to these more challenging events. Check your local Learning Annex.
    If you have the skills, you can also teach a course that attracts men at your local community center, Learning Annex, or school, like “The Inner Game of Baseball,” or “Asian Etiquette for Businessmen.” You will be in your element, at maximum charisma, and usually surrounded by men who look up to you.
    Do some research online to find even more activities to meet men—there are so many out there! Google any activity, class, club, or topic plus the name of a major city near you. Check out and peruse its groups. Look into volunteering for a local or national political group, Habitat for Humanity, or another non-profit that attracts men. If you like baseball, go to to find a Society for American Baseball Research chapter you can join in a city near you.

2. Jump in the water: Find and say hello to three new men every day. Assuming you are in a safe or public place, make eye contact, smile, and say “Hi” or ask for some help. This is what I call the Marcia Cross Technique. Actress Marcia Cross was in her forties when she met her husband by chatting with him in a flower shop. She now is the ecstatic mother of twin girls.

If you don’t encounter a lot of men in your daily routine, vary it. Try a new grocery store, dry cleaner, and pharmacy, or coffee or sandwich shop at lunch. Take the train or bus to work instead of driving. Check out a new bookstore or dog park. If you are shy, you can start by saying hello to women or less-threatening men and work your way up to the hotties (see Chapter 7 for great exercises that will free you up to connect easily with people).

If someone hits on you and you are not interested, simply say, “I enjoyed chatting but I’m not available.”

3. Find or create a fun event for this week that exposes you to a whole new network of people, preferably a network with a lot of men. For example, you could throw a pot luck party and invite your friends and their friends, volunteer for a pet adoption day at the park, get yourself invited to your co-worker’s party, or attend a Learning Annex class this week on how to buy foreclosed property. Remember, find and say hello to three new men at the activities.

4. Date online. If you are currently dating online, continue. If you are not currently dating online, use Google or your browser window to begin looking at these top sites.

Yahoo! Personals—specialized sites include,,, for ages fifty years and over     

Top U.S. Online Dating Sites sites           

Top U.K. Online Dating Sites

Dana, a thirty-three-year-old graphic designer, hadn’t dated in four years. She jump-started her Love in 90 Days Program by joining a specialized dating Web site. Dana was thrilled with her results and wrote me this e-mail:

Thanks to your Program I have a date this weekend and another one in the works!


Here we are at the end of Chapter 1, which is a whole mini-course unto itself. You have set sail on your Love in 90 Days journey and I congratulate you! As the great poet and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., wrote:

To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.


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Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
dancingwind333 More than 1 year ago
As a therapist, hearing stories of people's challenges in relationships for over 25 years, this book is refreshing! Throughout are helpful ideas that offer support with practicality. At a time when life is fast paced, a solution based approach with exercises and directive questions, saves time and energy and can be a real gift to anyone who follows the author's suggestions. I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their relationships which in turn will impact every aspect of their life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book helped pinpoint negative dating patterns that were sabotaging my relationships. Besides finding love, the advice was helpful for building self-esteem, developing friendships with other woman, and keeping love going once you found him. This was a great book, and yes, I DID find love in 90 days!
Sandra30SH More than 1 year ago
This book is about finding love in ninety days. Not an easy feat, right? Well, the author does a wonderful job of showing you just where you're going wrong--low self esteem, etc.--and how to get back on the right track. A great read that can really help out in this department.
MissMermaid118 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Take my advice -- don't go out there looking for love without reading Diana Kirschner's LOVE IN 90 DAYS. This book is more than sentimental, seasonal fluff -- a LOT more! I had expected a rehash of the usual advice for finding a partner. You know, join clubs, volunteer, be open to dating your next-door neighbor's third cousin's son, get a dog. I was surprised to find that though Kirschner has a fun and accessible writing style, she takes her subject very seriously.In fact, you should be prepared to take a good hard look at yourself as early on there's a discussion of deadly dating patterns. Kirschner explains 13 patterns and helps you to identify which ones you might be stuck in. Readers are asked to do a lot of self-assessment throughout this entire book, but particularly in the first few sections. Of course, most self-help books have sections of writing exercises at the end of each chapter, and this one is no exception. But it certainly makes sense to figure out exactly what you're looking for in a partner and why you haven't been able to find the right guy so far.Did I say "find the right guy"? Kirschner has aimed LOVE IN 90 DAYS specifically at women, and she covers situations from a female perspective. I think guys could certainly benefit from some of the advice in this book, but with terminology such as the Dud/Stud Test, they might be more comfortable looking elsewhere. Kirschner does point out that to be a worthy contender, a guy should have some aptitude for self-reflection and personal growth.One of my favorite ideas proposed in LOVE IN 90 DAYS is Kirschner's advice to date three guys at once early in the program. At first the concept sounds a bit tawdry, but the emphasis here is on dating, not a physical relationship. Part of Kirschner's reasoning here is to keep women from falling too hard too fast and becoming caught up in a "singular focus." By dating three guys at once, you can allow yourself the opportunity to really compare and contrast - and that will help you determine what attributes are most important to you in a partner. Another thing I liked about this book is Kirschner's style of writing. Reading along, I had the sense of being advised by an older and wiser sister or cousin. While there are clinical and academic references at the back of the book, the text reads like a friendly chat. And that's nice, especially when "Dr. Diana" suggests online dating! Don't worry, she'll guide you through it every step of the way from picking a site to picking a partner.I liked LOVE IN 90 DAYS a lot. Any lady out there who is looking for love should take the time to check out this book -- and follow the advice!
amaryann21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was way too basic and promises more than it can deliver. I think any book that "guarantees" love is setting itself up for failure, and this one fits right into the group.
jenndiggy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I receieved this book from a giveaway on a blog I follow. I was quite excited to have won this.I'm not the best when it comes to dating or relationships, and being single, never married and no date since 2001 might be a testimony to that fact.Obviously I haven't had 90 days since receiving this book to try out the things she recommends. In fact, I'm not sure I'm "on the market" yet for a few months, want to get a few things completed in my life first, so it may be a little while before I actually start putting some of these things into practice.I never thought of marketing myself, which is basically what this book recommends. I am already more aware of who is around me, what I'm wearng when I run just to the store, etc.This book also dispells the fears of online dating. I did join one major site a few years ago and didn't have any luck, including getting a notice saying that someone had contacted me they had kicked off the site and have no more contact with that man! Wow! What an intro to online dating! So after my month was up I decided to delete my account.I'm curious to see where I am in a year with my adventure!
NQTBradyBunch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting book. If one is searching for marriage, then I might recommend it. However, the book presumes that much of what might be considered culturally acceptable SHOULD be (such as living together, sleeping together, etc.), and makes some of these items actual steps and goals on the way to accomplishing the ultimate goal: finding "love."One major flaw in the book: I didn't see the true definition of "it's gonna last a lifetime" spousal love anywhere in the book. True love isn't self-serving, but it seeks to love the other, realizing that sometimes that love will not be returned. HOWEVER, that being said, there is some VERY useful information in the book as well. Outlined is a plan designed to get wallflowers out in the crowds. Getting out of one's comfort zone is not optional, but mandatory. I am applying some of the principles to gaining more personal friendships with women (I am already married, but got the book to possibly share with a friend). There is a great part on recognizing dangerous dating patterns, and with a little thought, it is an easy transition to make for friendships. 4 stars for useful information, 1 star for expecting "inappropriate" behavior in relationships. And, Heaven help you if any of the men you are dating ever find your love project notebook.
MaryWysong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of those so-so books that doesn't really add anything new to current romance advice--There are tons of books out there on the same topic and some are far better. That said, it does offer helpful ideas and it's not really offensive. It's just there among the other books. I'm not really looking for anything permanent or "true" love, but I was looking to meet new potential boyfriends so I could date around and get some ideas as to what I want at this point in my life. I had no interest in men for several years after separating from an abusive ex-husband, but I decided that this would be the year I'd get out and really date again. And that's really the most essential message of this book--you have to WANT to get out there and try. Kirschner's tips advocate a very proactive attitude to finding love rather than a laid back, "wait and see" attitude.So with my own goals in mind, I tried some of Kirschner's ideas. Apparently my new open mind and decision to meet someone this year helped. In the spring, I went to an event for a club in which I am a member, and at one point, realized that four men were sitting at a table with me, vying for my attention. True, it is a club dominated by men, but more importantly, it is a club in which I am extremely interested. You can't just go out and try to find a guy in a place that that doesn't reflect your values; you have to look in places that would attract the kind of man you want to meet. I had more dates this year than I've had in any year since high school and I enjoyed some exciting, but short term relationships. All because I simply decided that this was the year I was going to go out and date! I didn't find true love, and the idea of going husband shopping doesn't appeal to me, but I have no doubt that a similar attitude applied to those goals can be effective.So to finalize, Kirschner offers good ideas that can work; however, there are many other similar books on the market and some of the others are better.
ReshiBec on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think jabberwockiness hit the nail on the head with regards to "Love in 90 Days." I also received the book as part of LT's Early Review and, try as I might, I cannot remember even requesting it. Clearly that is my (and my memory's) problem, not the author's nor LT's. That being said, I'm far from being a self-help / life guide book expert. I can't say anything about this book lured me in or turned me off more than any other book in its genre. The advice seemed appropriate but predictable. Join groups to meet people, become comfortable talking to men. All of that is fine, I'm just not sure of the need for another book detailing such suggestions, even if said suggestions are delivered in a comfortable tone as this author manages.On a specific note, I did notice the author specifically suggests taking more commonly male-populated classes (i.e. rock climbing). While I can understand her motives, I hope readers recognize the worth in taking classes they're interested in rather than feigning interest in something they're not.
lsknightsr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As far as self-help books go, this one didn't have anything special in it. I wasn't impressed, and got bored with it after reading the first two chapters. Most of it was simple common sense and encouraging you to get out of your house and meet men. I read a lot of self-help books and this one, in this reader's opinion, stunk.
smilingsally on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a volume of information for single women. Adjustments are offered so that the reader can tailor the program to fit her needs to work alone, with a friend, or with a group. Using a journal to keep track of exercises and homework is suggested. A contract is offered along with other forms that may be filled out to organize the process.The author talks about her personal life with the trials and tribulations that she experienced. In addition, anecdotes from real people are included that illustrate techniques that work in finding love.The Program of Three makes good sense. Seeking a Love Mentor is one gift the reader can give herself, and the five-step process nicely guides that selection. Online dating services are listed with recommendations and discussed in detail. Concrete suggestions about fixing relationships add to the value of this book. It seems to include everything. Why, there's even sixteen Flirting Techniques listed! There are specific Love Secrets for these categories of ladies: African-American, a single parent, a college graduate, financially successful, and over forty-five.Heart breaks and break-ups are kicked about. Eight habits of Living Love considered. Included are a summary of eight steps to love, appendixes, notes, and a comprehensive index. Folks, this is a good one.
jabberwockiness on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received Love in 90 Days through LT's Early Review batch, and I have to say, I don't exactly have any experience with self-help books, especially not in the romance genre, so this was fairly interesting. I admit to a bit of initial skepticism, but after reading it, I'm not sure what to make of it.This is very much a self-help book in the sense that it comes with a program that can be very much personally tailored to your needs and wants. From dating three men in order to find the "one"... to figuring out your deadly dating patterns, it seems to be a book rather for the single women in her 30s? 40s? who just can't figure out why she can't find her "own true love." It's an interesting concept. Frankly, I'm not sure if I buy it. However, the author is very personable - her voice speaks directly to you as if you were sitting in her office for an appointment. For what it is, it seems like a decent read if you're looking for advice. I'm not sure about the potential for true love, but hey, to each their own!
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DrFlorrieKaslow More than 1 year ago
This terrific book is full of on target tips to help one find a great match whether you are dating online or offline. One can learn how to use simple steps to attract the right kind of people, avoid the ones with whom they do not fit or who will not commit, get over your own shyness, and handle the entire dating experience so that you attract and succeed with the one you want. This is much more than just another online dating book! It is full of the information some singles may find helpful for finding lasting love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was online and actually found videos of Dr. Diana giving out some flirting tips from this book. Im going to use some of them because they seem like they might work. And maybe ill read this book too!
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Gear More than 1 year ago
I first read the book in August 2010. Dr. Diana used her many years experience coaching women invented the program of dating three. That was so brilliant, so keen. As I read through the book, reflect on my own experience and the stories I heard from friends. All what she said made so much sense, the Deadly Dating Patterns, the games men and women play... and after practicing the exercise in the book on myself, the Program of dating three really works. It is such an insightful and practical guide for dating, if you are not just dating for fun, if you really want to get to somewhere in finding the loving and lasting, and you want commitment. I also want to give Dr. Diana applause in her compassion for women who want commitment. A good professional is not good enough if his/her heart is not for the people, the most important creation on this earth. What she did and doing is creating a shift in our community. As we are losing the traditional values, as the family foundation is so shaken by individualism and self-centeredness, I am sooo glad to see someone like Dr. Diana advocate traditional value in her profession, which proved to be for human beings' benefit. It obliviously wakening the community, wakening the women who so wanted a committed relationship, but having been suppressed by the trend, by the downturn of our value system. I hope over time the good men (STUDs) will be chosen by excellent women, so that we will reestablish the family value in our community. People will enjoy each other's companion more than ever, the community will be more in harmony, in equilibrium.
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Last year I was lucky enough to attend one of Dr. Diana's workshops, and I must say that I was blown away by her advice. Her book succinctly and clearly outlines the steps to creating, finding, and maintaining love. Every woman (and man too!) will be able to learn from this book, and will be happier for it. Dr. Diana's "Program of Three" is the single best piece of dating advice out there and is sure to bring the results you want. This will be the last book you ever need to read on this subject!
Samantha2010 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!! It's like going on a personal journey with Dr. Diana, who seems to be right with you as you get out there and date. The practical tips were awesome--especially the secrets of how to position yourself online and offline to meet so many guys. I have gone from zero dates to having not one, but two great guys to choose from!! I cannot say enough about this book and this program. I am so thankful to Dr. Diana! If you are looking for a great book on love for you or one of your single friends, this is the one.
EvonneWeinhaus More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to all my single clients. You feel as if you are sitting on the couch next to Dr. Diana who is coaching you with love, advising you with practical exercises that help you with both your inner work and outer work- rather than just sitting and hoping , and, last but not least, she shares success stories of other woman. What more can you ask for? I would suggest to buy this book immediately. Evonne Weinhaus Co-author of A New Fearless You