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Flirtexting: How to Text Your Way to His Heart Paperback – April 2, 2009

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Arguing that "boys text; therefore girls need to know how to flirtext," first-time authors (and, presumably, BFFAEs) Goldstein and Baniuszewicz show the next generation of single women how to entertain suitors with the art of text message flirtation. Taking a healthy cut from The Rules ("playing a little hard to get, to get what you want"), the duo schools readers on timing replies, canceling dates and, perhaps most importantly, how to avoid "mis-texting." Dissecting every possible text-based interaction (often with multiple examples), Goldstein and Baniuszewicz's overwrought guidebook will be received, depending on one's perspective, as either indispensable or hopelessly immature. Walking readers through all facets of text message craft (including enlisting the aid of friends), the exuberant authors also supply plenty of sample responses and conversations, a litany of guy-centric movie quotes (because "guys love to quote movies") and a guide to common abbreviations (including BFFAE: "best friends forever and ever"). With this guide at hand, young singles won't be at a loss for words-at least until the next F2F (face to face) encounter. 20 color illus.
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About the Author

Olivia Baniuszewicz is an authority on digital dating and the co-creator of Flirtexting.com. She has appeared as a textpert on NBC Today, CNN, and MTV and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.

Debra Goldstein is a leading expert on digital dating and the co-creator of Flirtexting.com. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Seventeen, and InStyle. Debra appears frequently on national television and radio.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (April 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602393672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602393677
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,340,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was horrible and I only gave it one star because when I left the stars blank, Amazon would not let me post my review. The pages are cut thick to take up space and the few pages in the book have empty content. If you want to take time reading a book about how texting became popular, why it's all the rage and how okay it is to text when trying to get with a dude, this is the book for you. I was under the impression this was a guide to help you shoot back savvy replies when you are so lost on what to say to a guy you really like over the phone. We have all had those moments. Do we text? Is it too soon? How do I reply to what he said and how long do I wait? What does he mean by that text? Sure, we would love to hear the answers but this book isnt the place to find it. Save your money!
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Wasn't impressed with this book, they just shared common knowledge and common sense...really learned nothing new.
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Here's this book in a nutshell: two twentysomething Valley Girls read He's Just Not That Into You (Other than a paragraph-long "Ode" early on, there's really not that much of The Rules here), and decided to write a book of texting advice as an adjoinder. After illustrations and photos of the two authors, there's about 80 pages of advice on how to write Diablo Cody-esque texts and time them so that you don't look desperate.

Authors Olivia Baniuszewicz and Debra Goldstein appear to miss what made their precursors big sellers. I would argue that the real triumph of The Rules and He's Just Not That Into You lied not in the ideas, but in the rhetoric. It wasn't just that they were advocating that women merely play coy, but that their advice was delivered in a black and white, yes-or-no fashion. Flirtexting lays out different scenarios and what you might your message might suggest to a potential suitor based on the time you send it, but ultimately leave the final call up to you. It comes off as more of a showcase for the authors to show off their superior texting skills, rather than a real roadmap for snagging the man of your dreams. One might come away more confused (as I did) rather than informed by the advice. Books like The Rules and He's Just Not That Into You are read by insecure women of all kinds looking for straightforward answers, not by alpha females looking to be wittier.

Baniuszewicz and Goldstein may be living the life they dreamed about watching "Sex and the City" in high school and college (and thus, envied by many young women), but that's hardly a gauge as to whether or not you can give good dating advice. I'm no fan of The Rules, but anyone who's read that book can tell you that it's written from the perspective of reformed doormats.
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This is an excellent book for teen girls because texting is usually the first step for them prior to dating/flirting these days. They should learn early how to hold up their own against guys or young men who might try to "control" them in some way, now or in the future. Have your daughter control her destiny. Parents must admit some kids are "addicted" to texting or online chat these days... I suggest learning from this book & monitor/limit their phone/online time so they can concentrate on studies & other school/sports activities.
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While I can't relate to a lot of things that these skinny little popular girls said there was a lot I did learn. The hardest part is following through. I've read the book and tried some tips and will be re-reading it again as it is a good spin on our modern dating.
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Prucahsed for a single friend, I found this book had only a few good tips but had more fluff than real advice or helpful content.
I returned it and bought her something else.
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Land-line telephones were around for decades and that gave generations of women advice to pass down or to share with their friends on how to handle guys on the phone. But this is really the first generation that must deal with flirting without tone of voice as a guide. That's where this book is the bible of texting with a flirtatious slant. I read this in an afternoon and it opened my eyes to all the mistakes girls make and how to fix those mistakes. Will be recommending this book to every girl who wonders "why doesn't he text me"" or "why did he stop texting me?" Great Advice!
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This book was an amazingly insightful book to read. I think by now we have all come to accept that texting really is the next first step in dating, where people are now sending each other what I like to call "icebreaker texts" which serve as a nice way of letting someone know "hey this is my number, so when I call, you better answer knowing it's me". Though I don't necessarily agree with how texting timelines are a direct reflection of how desperate or how busy you are, I did gather from the book that texting should be used more strategically as a dating supplement rather than as a primary method of communication. This book is like a flirtexting bible that every newly single woman should keep in her arsenal of dating tools. It sets up a great foundation for the art of flirtexting. It's quick read too!
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