Finding The Right Man For You: Dating Advice For Women

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If this book was titled You don’t Have to Be Lonely! and contained only the information between chapters 12 and the first half of 27, I could recommend it wholeheartedly. Or, it might also have been titled Finding the Right Mate for You and could then apply equally well to men and women.

The first several chapters are bogged down with quotes from apparent experts in every field. There is a quote in nearly every paragraph, many of which appear to be a stretch, or else “filler.” The first six or so deal with ending an existing relationship. Oh? And one — 12½ pages worth — is How Do I Look? There’s way too much emphasis on cosmetic appearance.

However, once the author gets to the subject of online dating, the book takes off and just zips right along. Primarily, this is because the author is relating his own experiences (or that of friends) and this individuality coupled with sincerity and history compel the narrative. Danks offers solid, sensible, practical advice, consisting of do’s and don’ts to keep your identity private and yourself safe.

Because Danks is sharing his own adventures online, he no longer relies heavily on the quotes. This section is lively and engaging – too bad the entire book doesn’t read so well. Overall, it’s reasonably well-written, although on occasion, Danks does get himself lost in a long sentence.

It’s interesting to have a male viewpoint for women seeking to find the “right man” (as though such a thing really exists!) but it might have made more sense to concentrate on what men think they want — and why. Along with caution, he advises using both honesty and common sense, which too often can be ignored in the “rush” of the process.

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Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 246 pages
Publisher Helpful Media
Publish Date 01-Jun-2010
ISBN 9780578048093 Buy this Book
Issue November 2010
Category Relationships & Sex


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