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Dating For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Joy Browne
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If you think dating is a simple process--meet someone, ask him or her for a date or get asked out yourself, try not to come off as a drooling moron, then arrange to get together for a second date or cut your losses and work to meet someone else--well, lucky you. For many people, it's far more complicated than that and Dr. Joy Browne addresses those complexities in Dating for Dummies. Exactly how do you meet a potential date? How do you present yourself in the most favourable light? How do you negotiate that first date? (One interesting story Browne tells is of a couple who negotiated a weekend together, deciding whether or not they'd have sex, and under what conditions they'd consider marriage and children--all before their first date.) And how do you proceed from there? The process still comes down to chemistry, but Browne shows how many ways there are to make sure you get your best possible chance with Mr./Ms. Right.

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Trusted guidance on meeting Ms. or Mr. Right

With new and updated content, Dating For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes all the information you'll need for navigating the contemporary, social media driven dating scene where women and men Google potential dates beforehand, Tweet after, and even meet on Facebook. You'll find all you need to use these social media sites and take advantage of the ever-expanding ways to socialize, flirt, and date in the 21st century. With dating advice for singletons in all stages of life (including baby boomers), you'll get the confidence to date someone who is significantly older or younger, someone who has been previously married, or someone with children. Author Dr. Joy Browne, America's favorite psychologist, demystifies the whole dating process, from getting a date, plotting the place, and having a great time (or dealing with duds) to moving beyond a first date toward a budding relationship.

  • Confidence boosters to help meet, date, and start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right
  • Safe tips and advice on using social networks like Facebook and Twitter to meet new people
  • The latest tips about dealing with money matters and dating diversity

If you're looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate, Dating For Dummies is the guide for you!


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2941 KB
  • Print Length: 435 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470892056
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (17 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HD69O2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is written for late teens to early thirties men and women who have little dating experience. Having hosted her own radio talk show for many years Brown developed her ideas by listening and analyzing her audiences.

Brown takes a humorous and positive look at many interesting dating topics. Her early chapters focus considerable time on preparing to date and then deciding on who to date. She next explored where to go and what to do on dates. She concludes her observations by offering tips on dating smartly and successfully.

There is some bias in the book which detract from its content. For example, Joy Browne says don't date people from work. Many great marriages have come from dating people at work. If two people are mature, they can date and decide how they would handle things if their relationship doesn't work out.

This book has some useful ideas for people with little dating experience. There are several better books on the market.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Rolf Dobelli TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Isn't everybody dumb when it comes to dating? Well-known radio personality Dr. Joy Browne lays out all the mistakes - and many of their cures - in this exhaustive manual for dating, from searching your patterns for self-sabotaging behaviors to practical tips for the first date. Find out if your dating mode is "casual" or "heavy," and learn what to tuck into your emergency repair kit. Browne dissects every aspect of dating, from first kiss to breaking up, and offers many good tips along the way. We recommend this for anyone who recently began circulating or is skittish about dating. Rules are helpful, but remember that some rules are made to be broken.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had read this book sooner 2 Oct 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I wish I could have read this book decades ago. Yes I have made mistakes but thankfully without crashing and burning. THe author is right to warn about the perils of on line dating- currently in France hundreds if not thousands of men have been blackmailed because they stripped naked in front of a webcam in response to a siren in Abijidan, ivory coast. The threat was pay up or we post you on You tube ( you tube actually vet such posting and remove them ). Some have paid up , others have committed suicide.
Before you read this book you first have to take the opposite sex off its pedestal, do not treat them as a delicate piece of art and instead view them as a farting, belching, hairy, smelly blob even if they look like either Sophia Loren or George Clooney. This book will not make you into the great lover or seducer but it will de -stress you as opposed to distress you. You will not vomit from fear into a girl's cleavage or walk into a closed door. Instead you will learn to behave like a rational human being and get your priorities right. For example I like sailing therefore I will not persevere with any girl who freezes solid stepping onto a small boat - I made that mistake twice. Learn with what you can live with even physical disfigurement because dating is about something entirely different from physical appreciation it is about attraction between two people.
Neither is this book a sex manual - instead it suggests when you should discuss sex and its technicalities. However it does not deconstruct making a pass.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY ROMANTIC 27 Jan 1999
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Format:Paperback
THIS BOOK HELPED TURN THIS "HOPELESS" ROMANTIC INTO A "HOPEFUL" ROMANTIC. LOVE, TRUE LOVE, IS NEVER EASY TO FIND. THIS BOOK EXPLAINS WHAT TO DO WHEN LOVE SHOULD FIND ITS WAY TO YOU. IT HELPS YOU BECOME WHO YOU TRULY WANT TO BE AND HELPS THE HEART BEAT STRONG. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO THE LONELY, THE HAPPY, THE INSECURE, THE FRIGHTENED AND THE ROMEOS ALIKE.
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