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Stop Getting Dumped!

Stop Getting Dumped!

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by Lisa Daily

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From how to spot bad boys and jerks before they break your heart to the secret to getting a man to call you to the five common mistakes women make that push men away, this practical, step-by-step guide to meeting and keeping "Mr. Right" tells it like it is, and gives advice that is easy to follow and amazingly effective.


From how to spot bad boys and jerks before they break your heart to the secret to getting a man to call you to the five common mistakes women make that push men away, this practical, step-by-step guide to meeting and keeping "Mr. Right" tells it like it is, and gives advice that is easy to follow and amazingly effective.

Editorial Reviews

New York Daily News
What makes this book different from the best-selling “Rules” is that it’s written in a more uplifting, less sanctimonious tone, and offers a money-back guarantee if you don’t marry the man of your choosing in three years…--Alev Aktar, New York Daily News, Jan. 17, 2002
About.com Dating Guide
If there really is a way to protect yourself from getting dumped, then this intelligent and very humorous book will clue you in before you make mistakes you might regret. Lisa Daily writes like she's your best girlfriend or big sister offering logical, witty advice that will have you feeling smarter, stronger, and in control of your own destiny.--Brenda Ross, About.com Dating Guide, Nov. 2001

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You'll never meet Prince Charming (or Prince William) unless you're ready to go to the ball.


"...Make sure your clothes are flattering.  Don’t get caught up in trends unless they look utterly fabulous on you.  Don’t worry, if the hot trend isn’t right for you, there will be another one coming along any minute.  (Hey, kind of like men.)

Always dress as though you might meet “the guy” no matter where you’re going.  No, I’m not saying you should be sleeping, eating and pumping gas in a miniskirt and strappy sandals.  Just be sure that no matter where you go, or what you’re doing, you always look your best.  Figure out the most flattering colors and styles for your coloring and body type, and wear them every day.  If you’re not sure, ask a couple of close girlfriends to be brutal with your duds, and pick their three favorite and most-hated of your outfits.  If you keep hearing the same thing over and over (Sure those pants are nice, if you’re going for a truck-stop mechanic look…) you can assume it’s probably true.  Look for patterns in their likes and dislikes.  Does everybody love you in green?  Wear more green!  Keep hearing gray makes your complexion look like canned meat?  Cut it out of your wardrobe, or at least don’t wear it close to your face.  Pay attention to what you’re wearing on the days you receive the most compliments.  Figure out what’s causing the big stir, and whatever it is, color or style or both, wear more of it. 

Refresh your lipstick throughout the day.  Run a brush through your hair before you hit the street.  Check your shoes for toilet paper before you leave a public restroom.  (This is good advice for life, not just when you’re looking to meet the man of your dreams.) Be prepared.  That way, if you do end up meeting Mr. Right while you’re out walking the dog, you won’t have to strategically veil your face with your hand because you’ve got that little fu-man-chu thing growing on your chin.

Here’s where it gets really good.  The dream girls know it is terribly important to indulge in some little treat for yourself at least once a week.  Get a body scrub, or a massage.  Have your nails done or get the muck steamed out of your pores.  Try the entire menu of girlie delights until you find what makes you feel the most beautiful and relaxed, and then do it over and over again like some kind of supermodel opiate.  Aside from making your outside more beautiful, your soul will reap the benefits as well.  There is nothing more important and soothing than caring for yourself as a standard of your life.

Now, I’m sure you’re thinking- who does this book person think I am?  Ivana Trump? I don’t have the money to blow $85 on a facial every week!

I promise, I’m not insane.  Not many of us have the money to do that.  The fact is, you can indulge yourself with a myriad of girlie-girl treats for nothing more than hamburger money.  Hey, I wouldn’t insist you needed a facial every week without telling you how to get it, would I?  Of course not! 



Meet the Author

Lisa Daily is a TV relationships expert and the author of Stop Getting Dumped!: All You Need To Know to Make Men Fall Madly in Love with You and Marry "The One" in 3 Years or Less. She’s a syndicated relationships columnist who’s been everywhere from iVillage Live to MTV to Entertainment Tonight, and quoted everywhere from Cosmopolitan and US Weekly to The New York Times. Women from sixteen to sixty flock to Lisa’s Dreamgirl Academy classes across the country. Lisa lives with her husband and two children in Florida.

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Stop Getting Dumped! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh, if only just reading a book could make men fall in love with you! Not quite! I loved the cover of this book - fun and funny. And it was a good read... but come on - All you need to know to make men fall madly in love with you? I don't think so. Nonetheless, it's well written and has some good advice. But I prefer the books that tell us girls how to DUMP THE GUYS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small cat with a silver coat flecked with black hairs watched from the shadows. Her pelt was covered with scars and one over her left eye so she could not see out of that one. Her right eyes shone brilliant deep violet but filled with sadness. She did nit want a quick mate but to meet someone. She stayed where she was though a little scared.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*looked at the other cats* I dont need this anymore.... *padded out*
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish I read this book way before I got my heart broken a couple of times. Everything that is said is very true and works everytime. I highly recommend this book to everyone that is thinking of dating. Awesome book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After getting dumped twice I realized I had been wasting my time with the wrong men. There is no such thing as a prince charming ladies. This book has tons of fabulous tips. Share this book with your best friends and help them not getting dumped.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i gotta tell you all, if a lady is doing what the author recommends, i'm out, you'll seem totally uninterested in me, and i'm not wasting my time... and that 'rotating guys' thing, if she's seeing 3 guys, i won't be one of them... follow these rules if you want the nice guys to go away and leave you alone...
Guest More than 1 year ago
After going through some of my own problems in past relationships, I came across this book that caught my eye. I enjoyed the book so much, I couldn't put it down. I caught onto some No Nos I have done in the past and understanding why things turned out the way they did. I found this book to be quit interesting and funny in other ways. I highly recommend this book to anyone that has never dated or to others that date quit often. It will defiantly help you in many ways. Good Luck and have fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be disappointing and unrealistic, as well as disempowering to women. While it may have a few do-able ideas for someone in their 20's, with lots of single female friends who have time to go on weekend trips, etc, I found it very unrealistice for anyone over 35, if not 30. As for the rule of 'rotating' men...that's great, if you can find three interesting men to date at the same time! But unless you are quite young and surrounded by a LOT of single men (as in college days) or not at all selective, this is hugely unrealistic. The ideas of never calling a guy, never accepting a weekend date after Wednedsday, etc., sound just like 'The Rules'! And NO ONE can guarantee that someone will be married within a certain amount of time (3 years in this case) if they follow these or any other rules. There are just far too many other factors involved. Overall, it was a waste of money. And last of all, I highly doubt that the fact that the author's husband proposed to her on top of the Eiffel Tower had much to do with these tips, rather, she likely just got lucky and found a very romantic guy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book . Made me realise exactly where i was going wrong. Wish I´d read it six months back when Mr Right was still around. But, better late than never. Its a book that makes you feel amazingly strong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun and enjoyable book if you do not take it too seriously. It is entertaining with a few memorable nuggets.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stop Getting Dumped! is great!! Lisa Daily's advice is fun, easy to do and really effective! I heard her on the Howard Stern show, and even HE was charmed by Daily's Dream Girl dating advice. If this woman can turn Howard Stern into a teddy bear, imagine what her methods can do for mere mortal men! I loved this book. It was funny and when I finished reading it, I went right back to page one. I am now in control of my own dating destiny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Stop Getting Dumped! It's funny, it's empowering, and it taught me how to take back control of my own love life! Lisa Daily's advice isn't just right on the money - it's inspiring and fun. I felt like I was talking to my best girlfriend. My girlfriends and I already putting our DREAM GIRL plan into action. Every woman should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was truly disappointing.In Lisa Daily's opinion us girls should stick together so with that in mind I would like to tell you to save your 10 bucks. This book of 99 pages could have easily been broken down into a list of 17 things us intelligent girls already know-just read the contents and save yourself the time it would take to read this redundant drivel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I'm already married to the man of my dreams, I found this book humorous and wonderfully empowering for women. It's the best 'motherly' advice but from someone you'll listen to. I wish I had this book when I was dating because it would have saved me from making those 'stupid' dating mistakes. I immediately got a copy for my daughter!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never had so much fun reading good advice. (Lisa Daily's advice is good for ALL women, not just those who are looking for the man of their dreams.) I need more copies of this book because I keep giving them away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will help you not only with your love life, but also your life. A must read for all women (married or single).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A green she-cat with gray hooves bumped the other she-cat out of the world " Hai hot stuf il be yo m8 " - kisses like a boss - owo " If yoo don wana be mi m8 il eet yo kitzz that yor stoopid girlfran wil hav "