Dating For Dummies, 3rd Edition
With new and updated content, Dating For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes all the information you'll need for navigating the contemporary, social media driven dating scene where women and men Google potential dates beforehand, Tweet after, and even meet on Facebook. You'll find all you need to use these social media sites and take advantage of the ever-expanding ways to socialize, flirt, and date in the 21st century. With dating advice for singletons in all stages of life (including baby boomers), you'll get the confidence to date someone who is significantly older or younger, someone who has been previously married, or someone with children. Author Dr. Joy Browne, America's favorite psychologist, demystifies the whole dating process, from getting a date, plotting the place, and having a great time (or dealing with duds) to moving beyond a first date toward a budding relationship.
- Confidence boosters to help meet, date, and start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right
- Safe tips and advice on using social networks like Facebook and Twitter to meet new people
- The latest tips about dealing with money matters and dating diversity
If you're looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate, Dating For Dummies is the guide for you!
Part I: The Starring Roles: Who Am I and Whom Do I Want?
Chapter 1: Thoroughly Modern Dating.
Chapter 2: Being Confident.
Chapter 3: Polishing Your Social Self.
Chapter 4: Finding Out What Makes You Tick.
Chapter 5: The Perfect Date: Person and Place.
Part II: Setting Up the Date.
Chapter 6: Asking for a Date.
Chapter 7: Plotting the Perfect (Sorta) First Date.
Part III: The Big Day: Preparation and Action.
Chapter 8: Getting Your Outside Ready.
Chapter 9: Getting Your Inside Ready.
Chapter 10: Impressions: First and Lasting.
Chapter 11: Having a Way Cool Time.
Chapter 12: Not Having a Way Cool Time.
Part IV: The Day After and Beyond.
Chapter 13: The Next Day.
Chapter 14: The Second Date.
Chapter 15: To Blab or Not to Blab: Sharing Personal Info.
Chapter 16: Speed Bumps on Life's Highway.
Chapter 17: Getting to Serious.
Chapter 18: Breaking Up.
Chapter 19: Rebound.
Part V: Playing It Safe and Keeping It Fresh.
Chapter 20: Safety First.
Chapter 21: Dating Sight Unseen.
Chapter 22: Keeping It Fresh, Alive, and Healthy.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten+ Do's and Don'ts of Internet Dating.
Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Know You're in Love.
Chapter 25: Ten Sexual Commandments of Dating.
Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Make You and Your Date Miserable.
Appendix: Catch Phrases.
The most romantic day of the year is rapidly approaching, and singles everywhere are cringing at the thought of another year of nervous meet-ups, awkward set-ups, and flat-out failed matches. And while the anxiety surrounding dating hasn’t changed much, the rules certainly have. Dating doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking, but it helps if you do a little pre-date preparation work—and that’s where Dating For Dummies®, 3rd Edition (Wiley Publishing, Inc., January 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-89205-3, $21.99) can help.
With new and updated content, author Dr. Joy Browne demystifies the whole dating process, including all the information you’ll need for navigating the contemporary, social-media-driven dating scene where women and men Google potential dates beforehand, Tweet after, and even meet on Facebook.
With dating advice for singletons in all stages of life (including baby boomers), you’ll get the confidence to date someone who is significantly older or younger, someone who has been previously married, or someone with children. And it helps you to remember the most important rule of dating: It’s meant to be fun!
Other helpful advice includes:
- Cupid Confidence Boosters: Tips for helping you meet, date, and start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right
- Will You Be Mine?: Tips for asking for a first date
- Beyond the Ice Breakers: Tips for brushing up on your flirting
- Surfing Safely: Tips for making safe dating connections online
- The Social Network Scene: Tips for using technology wisely when you’re dating
- Be a Dating Daredevil: Tips for dating with more confidence
Whether you’re looking for a be-mine valentine, a fun Saturday night date, or a happily-ever-after mate, Dating For Dummies is the guide for you!