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If you think dating is a simple process–meet someone, ask him or her for a date or get asked out yourself, try not to come off as a drooling moron, then arrange to get together for a second date or cut your losses and work to meet someone else–well, lucky you. For many people, it's far more complicated than that, and Dr. Joy Browne addresses those complexities in Dating for Dummies. Exactly how do you meet a potential date? How do you present yourself in the most favorable light? How do you negotiate that first date? (One interesting story Browne tells is of a couple who negotiated a weekend together, deciding whether or not they'd have sex, and under what conditions they'd consider marriage and children–all before their first date.) And how do you proceed from there? The process still comes down to chemistry, but Browne shows how many ways there are to make sure you get your best possible chance with Mr./Ms. Right.

Product Details

  • Series: Miniature Editions for Dummies (Running Press)
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions; Min edition (September 6, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762406313
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762406319
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Customer Reviews

Excellent book being forced back in to the dating scene …

One person found this helpful.
 on December 9, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Excellent book being forced back in to the dating scene after a 32yr marriage

This book is a great guide for any one on any occasion

 on September 3, 2017
By Cynthia L. Catone
So much freedom in society that it is sometimes hard to know how to act when dating. This book is a great guide for any one on any occasion! Great advice and easy to apply!

Life-changing! I had never dated until my late 20s …

 on December 19, 2015
By rmblr24
Life-changing! I had never dated until my late 20s because as a guy I never bothered to make the first move (thus very behind in skills)…but then went and read this book…went online and found someone that I’ve been dating for quite awhile! (*knocks on wood*, life is unpredictable of course.) I reviewed the book through the first 15 dates or so. This book and online dating go very well together.

Dr Joy covers dating from a to z

 on September 7, 2014
By Krauster
I found the book very easy and fun to read. Dr Joy covers dating from a to z. Everyone can pickup some good dating tips and insights from this book. I recomend it for anyone at any age who needs a starting point to get out there and get a life!

she enjoyed it.

 on May 23, 2016
By mmccrosk
Got this for a friend who is clueless when it comes to dating…she enjoyed it.

This is a *Bible* that will give you all the clues …

 on March 19, 2014
By Beate Buchholz-Allen
… about how you should treat yourself and why.

… a friend’s request and she thought it was very useful.

 on January 29, 2016
By JayBird93
Bought as a birthday gift at a friend’s request and she thought it was very useful.

Same old dating advice

One person found this helpful.
 on May 17, 2009
By Hoppaguy
If you are new to dating or feel like you need some sort of refresher course, then this book will be a good read. However, I feel the book is a little too general in how it speaks to the reader. If you are going to read a book about dating, I want some specific advice on some techniques to try and while this book offers some advice, I feel that it kind of regurgitates what you already know about dating.