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Dating Up: Dump the Schlump and Find a Quality Man Paperback – February 12, 2007
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- Item Weight : 8.1 ounces
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0446697606
- Product dimensions : 5 x 0.68 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (February 12, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,971,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What would have been really helpful would have been some insight as to dating once you're out of your 20's, how to handle the more banal relationship roadblocks that people face (not made-for-television stuff like abuse or addiction, but more normative things like time management in a relationship), and so on. Basically, if you've been out of college or grad school for more than a few years, chances are this book is not for you.
Things I liked about this book:
I liked the make-up basics part. If you already have your make-up routine down this may be no help to you b/c it is the very rock-bottom basics. However, I actually own no make up and went out and got a few things she recommended and hey, looks pretty nice if I do say so myself. The first day I got a few good "Something's different....Wow, you look bright and shiny today...." comments from my male coworkers.
Also the suggestion to get a playstation....Genius!! Why didn't I think of that? It gives you something to do and builds rapport without heavy conversational pressure. Not to mention the fact that guys have been lighting up like Christmas trees when I just mention that I would like their opinion on what are the best games. That tip alone was worth the cost of the book.
The recipes sound great, and also the suggested music.
The rest is kind of basic and old fashioned, but that's what I like about it. She's pretty much saying that men who will take care of you (be it fiancially or emotionally or whatever needs which you hope to have met by a life partner) will do it from the beginning. So let him. He needs to be asking you out. He needs to be paying. That kind of stuff.
Overall I'm glad I read it. I'd say about 20 percent of the content was helpful but that 20 percent was very very good.
The writer gives lots of useful advice not just about finding the right guy, but how to progress through the relationship -- even covering meeting the parents and attending family functions with your boyfriend.
There are tips and tricks scattered throughout the book on every subject remotely related to dating -- make-up, shopping, etiquette, sex....
Read it. You'll be glad you did.