If you’re so wonderful, why are you still single?
That’s the question the author of this book tries to answer. People either love or hate her answers.
I’m on the fence about this book.
In some cases, her advice seems outdated. Compared with more recent advice, Ms. Page’s advice may even scare good men away.
For example, she encourages people to open up from the start, sharing as much as possible in those critical first two hours.
My opinion? It all depends on the situation, and the kinds of information you’re sharing. That’s more about the words you’re each using — and your attitudes — than breaking down barriers to a relationship.
In general, I’d be more guarded than what she seems to suggest.
On the other hand, I like this book because it’s an early “tough love” approach.
The author steers you firmly away from “better than being alone” relationships which not only damage you, but waste time while you could be finding Mr. Right.
This 2002 book may be exactly what you’re looking for, or… it may not be a good match for you.
I wouldn’t recommend this book as your only dating guide. However, it might be a good supplementary book. And, let’s face it: Every extra insight can help.
Here’s what Amazon says about this book. (The Mars and Venus reference gives you an idea of how old this book is. But, to be fair, some recent reviewers have been very happy with the timeless advice in this book.)
Susan Page’s bestselling relationship book has been translated into 18 languages, is being read in more than 25 countries, and its mass-market edition has sold more than 158,000 copies.
At the heart of this book are Page’s famed 10 strategies for readers to better self-understanding and ultimately a fulfilling relationship.
Filled with revealing anecdotes, case studies, and quizzes, the book’s down-to- earth guidance will appeal to everyone who devoured books like Mars and Venus on a Date and Getting the Love You Want, and anyone who wants a fulfilling intimate relationship.