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Crash Course in Love Hardcover – November 3, 2009

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About the Author

Steve Ward is the host of the hit VH1 reality show Tough Love and CEO of Master Matchmakers, an exclusive matchmaking service founded by his mother, JoAnn.

JoAnn Ward, a happily married mother of three adult children, is the founder and president of Master Matchmakers, which has been successfully connecting single men and women for more than twenty years. She is a frequent guest star on VH1's Tough Love.

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Women often say, "I can't find a good man," or "There are no good guys out there." Well, I beg to differ. There are "good" single guys everywhere, and like you, they're looking for someone. Many of them are in situations or stages of their own lives that are preventing them from realizing their full potential, and they just haven't met the right woman, the one who will inspire them to be all they can be. The key is changing how you look at life and opening your mind to the possibility of meeting someone you would least expect, in a place where you would least expect it. Once you connect with a man who interests you, the goal is to make plans to see him again with the intention of dating -- or, at the very least, to speak again soon. This requires exchanging contact information and being proactive. In this day and age, women, like men, must seize the moment and make their desires known. Dating is the discovery stage of relationship-building. It's the time when you are supposed to learn more about him, but also -- and equally important -- it's when he can learn about you so you can both determine if there is a connection. Love requires an alternating current. To harness and generate love, the connection must flow both ways. A direct current or a one-way connection is considered lust, not love.

Copyright © 2009 by Steven Ward and JoAnn Ward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: VH1 Books (November 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439177333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439177334
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,199,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I finished this book in about 2 1/2 hours (rented it from my local library) and I am very happy with the results. I've read other dating books ("He's Just Not That Into You", "Don't Be That Girl", and "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man") and while they're good, there have been things in those books that I don't agree with. This is a book where I believe that Steve and JoAnn really hit the nail on the head. I think we are so consumed with hanging onto dates that don't give us females the time of day, and also over-texting and giving out too much information on a first date. This book really takes it back to the way dating should really be. My favorite line was about not being picky, but knowing what you want subjectively. Also, I love how they talk about not devaluing yourself. It's definitely a confidence booster for those females who wonder what they're doing wrong. It's hard not to read this book and go, "Oh, i've done that...oops." and learn from your mistakes. Anyway, this is a great book and I will definitely reccommend it to all of my friends.
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I got this book very quickly after ordering. It was in perfect condition. The book is alot of common sense information but I have just gotten out of a 17 year relationship and needed a little boost. The book is written to be easy to read and follow with lots of comical inserts. I loved the show and I love the book. It was a great "dating refresher" for someone who has been out of the game for so long. Really helped me recognize and realize some annoying things I do and habits that I have (although I hate to admit it...lol)
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I have never watched the TV show, so I did not know what to expect. The book is just OK, but easy and enjoyable to read. It has both the male and female perspective, and that is always great. It is well written, simply organised, and has good advice. However, it is nothing new. Something you have already heard/read gazillion times if you have ever used any dating and relationship book. What I call granny's recipe, a bit revamped, which is great for modern generation-Y girls who have lost all that knowledge we used to get. But nothing really new or wow.
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I picked up a few things...mostly about online dating and how to "gut" my profile. Apparently men (according to the book) have the attention spans of a gnat so you should only write 3-4 lines on your profile! Or they will think you require to much work and move to the next. I thought this was crap...but I did it and I have received 2-3x's the amount of responses. I have actually worked with the REAL Match Makers infact my coach was THE Steve Ward and I have to say I learned more (which wasn't tons) from this book than the sessions I had and I won't tell you how much LESS MONEY it costs me...and no one yelled at me, made me cry, or made me feel like I was a worthless p.o.s. If you are thinking of spending your money on the service...save it. I wished I would have paid on my student loans (YEAH, it's that much money)

It's worth a twirl.
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its a quick read and gets the root of how to find love. Great advice and I loved it cause it was a quick read, no one has time to read for days on how to find love. Its a great crash course..read it and quickly get out there and apply the information
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Concentrates mainly on the initial meeting phase of a relationship. Too bad these books can't fix the problem that in a society where we are taught that "everything goes" you meet so many at risk weirdos that you should avoid. It can be hard to determine who is too out of line and who is not.
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As I am recently back out into the dating scene, a lot has changed and I chose this book based on how I enjoy their show Tough Love on MTV. This book is like the ultimate source of "cheat notes" of what to do or not do during the phases of dating. I feel like its a great guide on the tips that they use during their show.
It would be great if this kind of book & show was done for men!
I feel like there are all these books to help women yet using these tips and it seems that men are even more clueless than women are....so there is a disconnect.
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I believe this noon taught me a lot! Since reading it I met a wonderful man and by following the rules I married him and we now have a one year old and two year old along with a beautiful loving life :)
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