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Here’s time-tested advice for everyone from first-daters to those who have been around the block, including: A new look at dating in the age of reality TV shows like The Bachelorette, Joe Millionaire, and Mr. Personality Two new chapters: "Diversity in Dating" and "Money Matters" — the subjects Dr. Judy is asked about the most on her radio show Additional tips on using the Internet to meet new people
With her popular call-in radio show, LovePhones, Dr. Judy is on the front lines of the dating game and knows just what advice today’s singles need to get into the game—and win the love of their lives.
- Series: The Complete Idiot’s Guide
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Alpha; 3 edition (January 6, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592571530
- ISBN-13: 978-1592571536
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Great read for those of us that have been out of dating for awhile. I definitely recommend this as its one of the most comprehensive books on dating I’ve read.
Take off the rose-colored glasses
Have yet to finish this book, “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dating”, but I’m already compelled to warn you about some of the blatant misguidance it offers. First of all, aside from the book not being written for anyone living outside a fairy-tale world, a common theme in a lot of dating advice stuff, including this book, is to be honest about yourself, but also to “not reveal too much information too early”. Isn’t that a contradiction? Obviously, such things as contact information should never be given out too soon, but aspects of your appearance and personality are going to come out sooner than later anyway, so shouldn’t you just be upfront right away to save time and disappointment on both sides? There is, I think, a fine line between “positive” self-image and “realistic” self-image, that is not really taken into account by the authors of this book. Withholding basic information about oneself is the same as being dishonest.
It’s not just for complete idiots. Everyone should read it!
Dr. Kuriansky, host of the LovePhones radio program, definitely seems to know what she’s talking about! Lots of great tips about modern dating practices, things to steer clear of, advice on common problems people have with their significant others, how to recognize when someone’s interested in you, how to guage how the relationship is going, understanding love, etc. My favorite section is entitled, “Nice Guys Don’t Have to Finish Last.” There’s even a whole chapter on “The Art of Flirting.”
Be Happy with Yourself First!
Written for early 20s to early 30s without a great deal of dating experience, Judy Kuriansky covers everything from opening lines to closing ones, and everything in between. I enjoyed the book’s positive tone. Although the book touches on feelings and emotions that fuel courting relationships, it doesn’t delve deeply into them. For example; in Appendix “C” Kuriansky asks dating questions. One focuses on how many dates you need to have before knowing someone is “it!” Kuriansky recommends at least 6 dates. Long term relationships are more complex. Granted, some people seem to know almost immediately, however long-term relationships are usually much more complex.
The Idiot’s guide to Dating by Judy Kuriansky
Hi, Awesome book! Great insights, wisdom and experience. I am older and can learn from this.
Complete Idiots Guide to Dating
This is a good resource for beginners dating tips. It covers almost the same material as the dating guide in the `Dummies’ series. Both cover fundamental work (such as self-esteem) and then go into the mechanics of flirting, asking out etc. In other words, for a dating novice or someone who has trouble with successful dating and relationships, this book can be an excellent source of information. Since the material covered by this book and the dummies brand version is essentially the same, just buy the one you feel most comfortable with. The best reason for buying one of these books (Idiots or Dummies guides) is that you don’t have to read it from beginning to end to use it effectively. Just pick a chapter or section and read through the tips and try them out.
It works…It really works!!!
As a shy, timid, and quiet boy of 22, I was in serios need of some help. And I got it within the pages of this book! I learned how to be myself, how to be kind and caring and most importantly, I learned how to be happy. My girlfriend and I are very happy together with the help of Dr. Judy’s tips, and we have lasted three years, and we are still going strong. Dr. Judy is a friend till the end, and her style of writing is very supportive for anyone who needs that little bit of confidence to go and get the woman (or man) of your dreams.
It gives you perspective on some of the top issues …
It gives you perspective on some of the top issues starting out and its been helpful to me to have mindfulness about some of those topics. I wish I read it sooner.