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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Revised edition edition (14 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470892056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470892053
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Learn to:

  • Safely navigate social networking and online dating sites
  • Avoid common dating missteps
  • Get back into the dating scene after divorce
  • Deal with differences in age

Trusted tips and guidance on meeting Mr. or Ms. Right

Are you looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily–ever–after mate? Dating For Dummies 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. Plus, you′ll find all you need to navigate social media sites to socialize, flirt, and date in the 21st century.

  • Look in the mirror understand the importance of getting to know (and love) yourself in order to become a better partner, and find out if you′re ready to date
  • Search for Mr. or Ms. Right figure out what you want in a partner and discover the many places you can find him/her
  • Get in the game get the confidence to ask for a date, deal with the potentially sticky situation of exchanging phone numbers, and gracefully bow out of a date if you′re not feeling the love
  • It′s date day get pointers on everything from what to wear to the topics you should (and shouldn′t) talk about on a first date
  • On the rebound! understand the importance of healing before jumping back into the dating scene, whether you′re divorced, widowed, or just getting out of a relationship

Open the book and find:

  • Realistic dating advice for people in all types of situations and life–stages
  • Great date ideas (and activities to avoid)
  • What works (and what doesn′t) when asking for a date
  • How to flirt, how to listen, and how to gauge how things are going
  • What to look for in the place you pick for a date
  • How to navigate through potentially awkward moments

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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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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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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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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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after reading her section on places to meet the opposite sex, I fully reject her ideas on the places not to meet the opposite sex. My sisters, 4 of my cousins and several of my friends and myself, all met the "right one" at bars. My other cousin met his wife at work. And these people all married people in high-income groups:lawyers, vice-presidents, doctors, etc. Meeting at work is one of the best places to meet. So, if one person has to quit the company, so be it. At least the person found the one that they were searching for. Overseas in Asia, people normally meet at work or in bars. So, in this area she is dead wrong.
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Well yeah, kind of embarrassed by purchasing...we'll see if its a good read........
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