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Always Talk to Strangers: 3 Simple Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life Kindle Edition
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At any rate, Wygant's book isn't ground-breaking and that's the prime reason for the four star rating. However, for the remaining stars left, Wygant's book packs as much useful dating advice than most books out there. Always Talk to Strangers provides much common sense such as dressing well, smiling, and not being afraid to talk to people. However, it's the way Wygant goes about all of this that's helpful since many of us weren't born with common sense or taught half of these truths in junior high.
For me, the personal grooming/hygiene sections are extremely self-explanatory and for me useless. Sadly enough, I have more than a few friends that could take a solid look at this section.
Among the most helpful sections are where to meet women, props to use in conversation, and varying techniques to "close the deal" after you've been talking to a woman for a while. In addition, Wygant poses several different questions that you should ask yourself whenever approaching a woman that you fear rejection from. Furthermore, there are great sections on both internet dating and blind dating that are definitely useful.
Is a majority of this common sense? The first few sections on hygiene, grooming , physical/mental makeover, and dating myths are. However, the rest of the book had a lot of stuff I'd given little thought to or never thought of altogether. If you call that common sense, then so be it. However, most of Wygant's advice has definitely helped improve my perspective on dating/picking up women. For the price of $3-4 on Amazon Marketplace, what have you really got to lose?
I read this book again just a couple of days ago on vacation and my comments remain largely the same. I disagree slightly on the internet portion of it though. I'm no stranger to the online dating game and the fact that David acts like gorgeous women are online in every city is simply not true. It's not true in Houston (one of the BIGGEST cities in the world), anyway. Maybe I'm not in the right age range for online dating yet, but hell I'm 22. How long does one have to wait? At any rate, most of what David says is very spot on in other areas, just don't get too psyched up about his Internet Boot Camp dating ideas.
This book isn't just for people looking for dates, pick-ups, or true romance. This is for anyone (at a beginner or intermediate level) who needs to build people skills. If you're already a Dale Carnegie graduate, or a smooth operator, then this book is not for you.
The book covers three areas: 1) physical preparation (dress/grooming), 2) mental preparation, and 3) step-by-step how-to and where-to in the field.
A side benefit is that the contacting skills/methods outlined in this book are also good for missionary work. If you're a Jehovah's Witness, or a future Mormon Missionary, or parent of a future Mormon Missionary, or do Christian outreach, GET THIS BOOK!
Oh, the best part about the book is the part where he breaks down various myths that many of us grew up with. You know, how there's that ONE special someone out there for everyone and how you're destined to meet that someone even if you sit at home all night and never approach anyone.
The only minor gripe I have about the book is the physical makeover portion. Everyone who reads it really have to customize what he suggests to fit your own style. I'm not saying that it's useless like some other reviewers but I think in this case the author is really targetting a select demographic. He suggests that you should get several suits and it will ONLY cost as little as $3,500. Well, don't get me wrong, I can afford that now but I certainly know people that can't quite afford that (or prefer not to spend it on that). I know plenty of friends who have met many women without having a wardrobe the author recommends.
Don't let that deter you from getting this book if you are interested in becoming more skilled and confident at making that first move. This is a great book that I highly recommend.