Summer is the perfect time for having fun and expanding your horizons, a great combination for meeting new people and going on dates. But how do you meet new people? Where can you find them? And how do you move on from the “friend zone?”
Read these books to find out how to be a better dater. Find out how to make the right move and when to do it, and turn your summer loving into a long-term romance.
In Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before.
I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After
Bethenny Frankel, four-time New York Times bestselling author, self-made businesswoman, and media maven, offers her hard-won guidance on dating and relationships in the tradition of her breakout book, A Place of Yes. Bethenny is good at many things—being an entrepreneur, mom, and TV star—but when it comes to relationships, she is the first to admit that she has had many failures. The good news is, in working through the mistakes, she has already learned many things about what she doesn’t want, that she won’t accept, and that she shouldn’t settle for. And most importantly, she still believes in love and that her perfect relationship is still to come. Filled with a mix of candid personal stories and the no-nonsense advice she’s known for, I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To is the next step on Bethenny’s A Place of Yes journey.
Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
Do you feel like you are too nice? Sherry Argov’s Why Men Love Bitches delivers a unique perspective as to why men are attracted to a strong woman who stands up for herself. With saucy detail on every page, this no-nonsense guide reveals why a strong woman is much more desirable than a “yes woman” who routinely sacrifices herself.
Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy
Lose weight. Be confident. Keep your partner guessing. At the end of the day, this soulless approach to dating doesn’t lead to love, it leads to insecurity and desperation. In Deeper Dating, Ken Page presents a new path to love. Out of his decades of work as a psychotherapist–and out of his own personal struggle to find love–Page teaches that the greatest magnet for real love lies in our “Core Gifts”–the places of our deepest sensitivity, longing, and passion.
Real Love, Right Now
Real love is out there. Kailen Rosenberg will help you find it. From dedicated matchmaker, costar of the groundbreaking series Lovetown, USA, and relationship expert on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, this proactive guidebook will help you get past the things preventing you from finding real, authentic love. Through a physical, mental, and emotional self-appraisal, which asks you to examine the things might be afraid to admit are holding you back, Kailen, lays out a fail-proof, step-by-step thirty-day plan that will make you love-ready and lead you to love.
Love Him Or Leave Him, But Don’t Get Stuck With the Tab
Laugh-out-loud, no-nonsense relationship advice from Loni Love—comedian and co-host of The Real on Fox and BET—reminding women that putting yourself first is the path toward lasting love. Love Him or Leave Him, But Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab offers down-to-earth wisdom and guidance for single girls, girlfriends, wives, baby mamas, and the chick on the side (because she needs advice, too). In a fun Q&A format complete with hilarious been there-done that tales, Loni delivers answers to women’s most pressing relationship questions—about love, sex, fidelity, finances, in-laws, and everything in between. In the end, she says, you may stick with him, you may bail out, but don’t ever be left “stuck with the tab,” or letting yourself be taken advantage of.
Getting to ‘I Do’: The Secret to Doing Relationships Right!
Dr. Patricia Allen’s jam-packed seminars in Los Angeles have resulted in over two thousand marriages. Now you, too, can take advantage of this proven step-by-step program. You’ll learn how to attract the right man, when you should make the first move…and when you should not, and how to be engaged to the right man within a year!
Not Your Mother’s Rules: The New Secrets for Dating (The Rules)
When The Rules was published in 1995, its message was straightforward: be mysterious. But for women looking for love today, it’s not quite so simple. In a world of instant messaging, location check-ins, and status updates, where hook-ups have become the norm and formal one-on-one dates seem a thing of the past, it’s difficult to retain the air of mystery that keeps men interested. Now, with help from their daughters, the original Rules Girls Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider share their thoroughly modern, fresh take on dating that will help women in today’s information age create the happy love lives they want and deserve.
He Texted: The Ultimate Guide to Decoding Guys
The creators of HeTexted.com—the wildly popular blog for decoding “obtuse male texting”—give you a frank, funny, and refreshingly helpful guide to dating in the digital age.You’re a busy, intelligent, modern woman. You stay on top of work email. You “like” all the baby photos your sister posts on Facebook. You found your dream job through LinkedIn. But when your crush texts you “What’s up?” every few days, yet never asks you out, what the heck does that mean? This hilarious and essential guide from the founders of HeTexted.com—with totally straightforward guy sight from the HeTexted Bros—will help you autocorrect your digital dating life, from decoding your Facebook friendships, to reading the intentions behind guys’ perplexing texts, to deciding when—if ever—you should text him first.