Trusted guidance on meeting Ms. or Mr. Right 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!
Introduction. 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. Index.
Dr. Joy Browne, PhD, is not only a dating guru, but also a licensed clinical psychologist who is the award-winning host of her own nationally and internationally syndicated radio talk show.
Learn to: Safely navigate social networking and online dating sites Avoid common dating missteps Get back into the dating scene after divorce Deal with differences in age Trusted tips and guidance on meeting Mr. or Ms. Right Are you looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate? Dating For Dummies 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. Plus, you'll find all you need to navigate social media sites to socialize, flirt, and date in the 21st century. Look in the mirror — understand the importance of getting to know (and love) yourself in order to become a better partner, and find out if you're ready to date Search for Mr. or Ms. Right — figure out what you want in a partner and discover the many places you can find him/her Get in the game — get the confidence to ask for a date, deal with the potentially sticky situation of exchanging phone numbers, and gracefully bow out of a date if you're not feeling the love It's date day — get pointers on everything from what to wear to the topics you should (and shouldn't) talk about on a first date On the rebound! — understand the importance of healing before jumping back into the dating scene, whether you're divorced, widowed, or just getting out of a relationship Open the book and find: Realistic dating advice for people in all types of situations and life-stages Great date ideas (and activities to avoid) What works (and what doesn't) when asking for a date How to flirt, how to listen, and how to gauge how things are going What to look for in the place you pick for a date How to navigate through potentially awkward moments