February 14th is coming up. Romance is in the air, but if you don’t have a partner, how can you avoid mistakes when finding one? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of advice around. Jade Spilka, (pictured) looks at some of the sources.
Dating can be a complex thing. It always has been. But add in our modern technology with its copious amount of options and the process becomes even harder to navigate. In a time where one-third of married couples in the United States meet online, there is an obvious change in the development of the typical modern love story. Luckily, with a better understanding of the psychology of attraction, there is also more information available on how to navigate dating both online and in person.
He’s Just Not That Into You:
The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
Women are fed many lies when it comes to love from the time they are children. Lies like “if a boy is mean to you, that means he likes you.” Not only are these trite phrases untrue, they are damaging women’s understanding of dating. Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s book is a brutally honest
guide to dating and accepting the hard truths. Sometimes these truths are as blunt as “he’s just not that into you.” The authors’ approach is necessary to disproving these common dating myths that women buy into.
by Aziz Ansari
Modern Romance is a research book written by actor and comedian Aziz Ansari. Ansari’s witty and intelligent approach makes the book both applicable and enjoyable, a compliment most dating books would never receive. Ansari highlights that some of our problems are unique to our time. He explores the paradox of choices. He explains that having choices may seem like a good thing, but it makes it harder to “settle” for anyone. Ansari’s straightforward approach is lightened by humor and is relatable because of the commonalities he shares.
The Five Love Languages: How to Express
Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
by Gary Chapman
The Five Love Languages explores how people experience and express love through what Gary Chapman calls the five love languages. These languages are touch, quality time, acts of service, gifts and words of affirmation. This informative book has been on the New York Times Best Seller list since August 2009. It is crucial to understanding how your partner or potential partner expresses love and what actions make them feel the most loved. This book is one of the most useful tools one could have for navigating his or her love life.
Dating Advice: Be Careful What You Settle For, You May Get It and Later Find Something That You Really Want
by Mandy Hale
Mandy Hale is one of the best authors to go to for dating tips. She encourages her readers to be independent and strong in their search for love and to never settle for less than what they deserve. Her experiences and sense of self worth give her excellent insight into the dating world. Dating Advice is a great tool for those who need reassurance in their self worth. Hale will let you know who you are and what you deserve.
Cosmopolitan’s website is jam-packed with dating advice for the modern age. Readers have studied Cosmopolitan’s tips for years. The magazine and website is highly regarded as one of the best dating advice destinations. You can expect anything from basic tips to dating experiments to be the subject of their popular articles.
eHarmony is not only a matchmaking site, it is also a site that features useful reading material on dating. Their articles include a lot of lists and articles for singles to explore new dating information. eHarmony has truly covered all areas of the dating world from informing to matching. Even if you aren’t looking to find love online, their articles are a great resource.