Though the title makes this volume sound more like a Gone With The Wind-era admonition than a modern-day marriage manifesto, Molloy (Dress for Success) promises to "increase your chances of marrying by up to 60 percent" and teach women how to spot "ten warning signals that a man is never going to marry you." For the woman dedicated to landing a mate, this book does offer practical tips based on Molloy's interviews with thousands of engaged and married people. Some of the advice offered is common sense ("date eligible men," "if you want to meet men...pick a place where men really go"-i.e., a sports bar), but other suggestions have an unintentionally humorous effect. In the "Size Matters" section, Molloy writes: "Being overweight dramatically reduces your changes of attracting and marrying men... Naturally, there are many overweight women who do marry. We ran across dozens." Though he offers helpful chapters on relationship stages, open communication, divorced and widowed men and marriage after 40, Molloy's tone often makes it sound as if men do women a favor by marrying them. "If you want to discuss marriage, you're probably going to have to bring the subject up, because many men never will," Molloy warns, and his book sets forth a straightforward plan for any marriage-minded woman willing to change her habits. For better or worse, Molloy proves that most men still choose mates based upon qualities that signaled the perfect bride in the Edwardian era: virtue, respectability and accomplishment.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
John T. Molloy lives in Florida --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book was really cool! It's nice to see dating and relationship advice based on research instead of personal opinions! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Celeste
Upfront, I admit it--I am male. I picked this up cheap mostly as a curiosity and found it fascinating. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. Ludlow
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Though 11 yrs old there's much to glean from the book. There's a timeless truth to relationships no matter the generation.Published 17 months ago by moorepoetic
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Def a good read and I would recommend it to all women. I found it to be very helpful in my love life. Full of good advice!Published on May 7, 2013 by Le Magicien.