Dating For Dummies

Dating For Dummies

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Dating can be great or it can be the absolute pits, whether you're 17 or 70. The basic story of dating hasn't changed in thousands of years -- boy meets girl and they make a connection. So why such sweaty palms if the dating game is so old? No, it's not because you're the nerd of the universe and everyone else is way cooler than you are. It's because the rules have all changed. On top of that, dating can feel really scary because it has to do with big--ticket items: the opposite sex and rejection. Yikes! Dating For Dummies is your guide to the dating scene if you have never dated, have rarely dated, or if you've experienced a life change and want to start dating again. Whether you're a teenager, young adult, divorced, widowed, or an older adult, this useful reference can help you meet, date, and start a relationship with the person of your dreams. Discover ways to increase your confidence, polish your social skills, figure out what you want, and find out where the best places are to meet your future mate.
Full of essential tips and dating wisdom, Dating For Dummies covers everything a single person in search of a date should know, including * Selecting the right place for your first date * Finding the best places to meet people * Knowing how to protect yourself and understanding the myths and facts about date rape * Ditching your date (politely) and exiting with style * Finding dating tips for single parents, seniors, or those involved in office romances and long--distance relationships * Knowing when not to date * Meeting your online date, blind date, or personal--ad date * Surviving a break--up and waiting out the rebound period * Realizing that you are in love With a little help from Dating For Dummies, discover how to turn what could be a disastrous date into a good time (and a fabulous relationship). Author Dr. Joy Browne -- licensed clinical psychologist, best--selling author, and award--winning radio talk show host -- guides you through it all.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 748.42g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764550721
  • 9780764550720

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: The Focus: Who Am I?. Chapter 1: Being Confident. Chapter 2: Polishing Your Social Self. Chapter 3: Finding Out What Makes You Tick. Chapter 4: Making Sure You're Ready. PART II: Who Do I Want?. Chapter 5: Finding a Date. Chapter 6: Planning a Cool Approach. PART III: Setting Up the Date. Chapter 7: Asking for a Date. Chapter 8: Getting a Phone Number. Chapter 9: Plotting the Place. PART IV: Date Day Preparations. Chapter 10: Getting Your Outside Ready. Chapter 11: Getting Your Inside Ready. Chapter 12: Polishing the Act. PART V: The Date. Chapter 13: Having a Way Cool Time. Chapter 14: Your Date Hates You. Chapter 15: You Hate Your Date. Chapter 16: You Hate Each Other. PART VI: The Day After and Beyond. Chapter 17: The Next Day. Chapter 18: The Second Date. Chapter 19: Learning about Each Other. Chapter 20: Speed Bumps on Life's Highway. Chapter 21: Casual, Serious, and Heavy Dating. Chapter 22: Breaking Up. Chapter 23: Rebound. PART VII: Playing It Safe. Chapter 24: Safety First. Chapter 25: Dating Sight Unseen. Chapter 26: Dangerous Dates: The Dark Side.
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About Joy Browne

Dr. Joy Browne is a psychologist who hosts a long--running syndicated radio talk show. She recently launched The Dr. Joy Browne Show, which is broadcast on more than 130 television stations nationwide. Her many books include, most recently, It's a Jungle Out There, Jane.
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