Best book on dating for women
I started reading dating and relationship advice books from the age of 11, which I’m sure sounds extremely young, but that’s when I started liking boys. I have it on my bookshelf, covered in clear contact, and will never part with it. It’s basically about cutting the BS, the games and the pretense, and getting yourself into a real, loving relationship.I was terribly curious, and reading about boys was far preferable to experimenting with them, where I could learn from a safe distance in the comfort of my Laura Ashley-decorated bedroom. ) It wasn’t long before the teddy bears, board games and My Little Ponies were replaced by Girlfriend, Dolly, Cosmo, CLEO, the entire Sweet Valley Twins series (which I still have in mint condition – surely they’re worth something by now) and a collection of self-help books that indulged my boy-mad brain. You can still purchase one called Girltalk but, sadly, I think , by Barbara De Angelis. That’s not to say there was absolutely NOTHING to take away from The Rules but, on the whole, it preached a fairly disastrous approach to dating. My adoration for Barbara De Angelis continued into another one of her books, This is a great book for when you’re finally IN a relationship and want some guidance as to whether or not it’s likely to last.Oprah said it was “six words that will change your life”.Well, it certainly changed Miranda Hobbs’ life – the Harvard Law-educated Sex and the City character.Thus began a love affair with love affairs – and I wanted to be armed and dangerous for when I finally stopped reading about it and started living it (which, much to my frustration, didn’t really happen until I was 15/16 – damn private girls’ school education). It was a counterattack on The Rules, by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, which was the 50 Shades of Grey of 1995 – an unexpected and controversial phenomenon, minus the sex – and encouraged women to go back to 1950s-style dating in order to land a husband. She explains why love, although an essential ingredient, is not enough to sustain a relationship long-term.She takes you through the 10 relationships that won’t work, fatal flaws and compatibility time bombs – and outlines your options. She also takes you through what qualities to look for in a partner, and how to know when it’s “right”.NOTE: I wrote this post about my experience dating women in Medellin back in April of 2013.
However, sometimes nothing beats having a good book in your hands.
Bragging Rights: A classic Undoubtedly the most famous dating book in the world and the bestselling book of the 1990s, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” is an astronomical study addressing common relationship problems between men and women.
Since its original publication in 1992, the book has sold more than 50 million copies in 50 different languages.
It was the book I WISHED had been written before I was a teenager – frustratingly simple advice that I was embarrassed I hadn’t known all along.
Clearly, I wasn’t the only clueless one, as it was an international bestseller, and Greg was on Oprah (twice) preaching the gospel to fellow naive females.