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Dates versus date-ettes Anatomy of a true second date In Between Dates One and Two Date Expectations Good places for a second date Mind over what’s-the-matter Old patterns, new people The First Fifteen Minutes of a Second Date Getting to Know You Trust or Consequences The Last Fifteen Minutes of a Second Date Chapter 15: To Blab or Not to Blab: Sharing Personal Info Volunteering Information Things to tell immediately Things to tell eventually Things to tell before sex Things to tell if asked or pushed Sharing Feelings Keeping Mum Past sexual experiences Past relationships Showing Interest Good questions to ask The Spanish Inquisition phenomenon Avoiding Pitfalls Chapter 16: Speed Bumps on Life’s Highway Scoping Out the Four Stages of Attachment: The Gospel According to Dr. Joy Browne Dating For Dummies®Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.111 River St.
Joy Applying the Brakes Putting Off Sex Baring your soul Trusting your emotions Not Getting Ahead of Yourself Being Patient: You Can’t Hurry Love Chapter 17: Getting to Serious Casual versus Serious versus Heavy Dating Casual dating Serious dating Heavy dating The Role of Sex in a Relationship What sex isn’t What sex is The Thing about Sex Identifying the right time Saying yes Saying no Soul Mates: Fact or Fiction? Intuition versus paranoia It’s okay to get the heck out Date Rape Myths and facts about date rape How to protect yourself if you’re a man How to protect yourself if you’re a woman How to protect yourself from the date rape drug Stalking Looking for signs of obsession Profile of a stalker How to protect yourself from a stalker Chapter 21: Dating Sight Unseen Online Connections Personal Ads Blind Dates Chapter 22: Keeping It Fresh, Alive, and Healthy Send Flowers for No Reason Write a Love Note Reminisce about Your First Mutual Date Share Baby Pictures and Stories Give a Massage Shampoo and Bathe Your Love Clean Your Love’s Place Give a “Generous Soul” Gift Certificate Plan a Mystery Date Take a Hike to Someplace New Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 23: Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Internet Dating The To-Do List of Online Dating Be precise Make your English teacher proud Keep the fibs to a minimum Use an appropriate photo Provide only a cell phone number Date within a 25-mile radius Meet publicly and make sure someone knows where you are The Never-Do List of Online Dating Don’t stay online too long before a meeting Never online date on an office computer Don’t get seduced in online “shopping”Don’t rely on humor or sexual innuendo Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Know You’re in Love You Actually Want to Meet the Parents You’re Willing to Explain Why You Don’t Want to Date Others You’ll Ditch Your Little Black Book You Breathe Easier When He or She Is Around You Hum Love Songs under Your Breath You’re Full of Energy You’re Willing to Go Somewhere You Hate You’re Willing to Save If You’re a Spendthrift and Spend If You’re Chintzy The Idea of Doing Nothing Together Sounds Terrific You’re Willing to Risk Being Yourself Chapter 25: Ten Sexual Commandments of Dating Don’t Get Naked Too Soon No House Calls until Sex Slow Down No Sleeping Together Until You’re Ready for Sex Don’t Have Unprotected Sex Don’t Assume Your Date Is Responsible Sexually Beware of Back Rubs Don’t Confess Don’t Fake It Don’t Compare Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Make You and Your Date Miserable Whine Blame Compare Pout Holler Swear Say “You Always . Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774 © 2011 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Published simultaneously in Canada No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, 978-750-8400, fax 978-646-8600.
Knowing What to Say Opening gambits Small talk Safe subjects Avoiding Taboo Topics Sex Exes Politics Religion Flirting Fun Interpreting Body Language Positive signs Negative signs Mirroring Listening Attentively and Effectively Chapter 11: Having a Way Cool Time Enjoying Yourself Making the Most of the Place You Picked Restaurants Movies or plays Concerts Sporting events Special events Fielding the Curve Balls Surviving dating’s most embarrassing moments Lighten up Picking Up the Check Ending the Date Gracefully Successful date So-so date Disaster date The Contact Issue: Handshakes, Hugs, or Liplocks Keeping your lips to yourself It’s in his (or her) kiss The signs What about sex on the first date?
Post-Datem Gaining a little perspective Chilling out Chapter 12: Not Having a Way Cool Time Your Date Hates You Me, paranoid? Ending on a positive note Tuition for Dating 101You Hate Your Date Making it to the (not) bitter end Avoiding blame Being polite Proclaiming truth: Honesty is a tricky policy Handling hurt feelings Chalking it up to experience You Hate Each Other Facing facts Speed bumps Total turnoffs Acknowledging the moment of truth Exiting with style Reviewing expectations Starting Over Part IV: The Day After and Beyond Chapter 13: The Next Day Second Thoughts on First Impressions After an Icky Date Paying life’s tuition Restoring your confidence After a So-So Date Valium for the soul All the right moves After the Perfect Date Testosterone versus Estrogen Central Nine hints for limbo and surviving the wait Men’s ten-day morphing into two-week rule Believe in fate Nix the gossip Chapter 14: The Second Date Is It Really a Second Date? .”Complain Be Passive Find Fault Appendix: Catch Phrases Cheat Sheet Dating For Dummies®by Dr.
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Avoiding the nostalgia trip trap Computer common sense Being aware of the pitfalls of “friending” a date Dealing with Specialized Dating Situations One of you is a lot older or younger You’re different You’re gay You’re in a long-distance relationship You’re involved in an office romance You’re a single parent You’re dating your best friend’s ex You’re dating your relative’s ex You’re a senior You’re married Keeping a Dating Notebook Chapter 2: Being Confident Handling Fear Winning the Confidence Game Appearing confident Confidence on the inside Confidence on the outside Confidence builders When you’re confident enough to date False Confidence Chapter 3: Polishing Your Social Self Self-Assessment 101Three-Heart Ideas Taking yourself off house arrest Making friends Two-Heart Ideas Charm practice Reading the personals Writing a personal ad for practice or real One-Heart Ideas Making a good first impression Considering a mini-makeover Learning from past experiences Turning your fantasy self to reality Broken Heart Ideas Comparing yourself to others Throwing pity parties Vowing never again Beating yourself up Beating up Mom Putting yourself under house arrest Whining Chapter 4: Finding Out What Makes You Tick Starting with Mom and Dad How Mom and Dad can still ground you Escaping parental haunting Looking for Patterns Who Am I? Admitting you’re not perfect Perking up pick-up lines Part II: Setting Up the Date Chapter 6: Asking for a Date Risking Rejection Improving Your Odds Never ask for a first date for a Friday or Saturday night Never say, “Would you like to go out sometime?
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With dating advice for singletons inall stages of life (including baby boomers), you'll get theconfidence to date someone who is significantly older or younger,someone who has been previously married, or someone with children. Joy Browne, America's favorite psychologist, demystifiesthe whole dating process, from getting a date, plotting the place,and having a great time (or dealing with duds) to moving beyond afirst date toward a budding relationship.
Fish or Cut Bait: Relationship Evaluation Chapter 18: Breaking Up Decoding Warning Signs Dealing with Evidence of Problems Understanding the Break Up Timing Incompatibility Hauntings by ghosts Geography Sex Money Friends and family Kids Work Health Substance abuse Lack of trust Violence Making Last-Ditch Efforts Apologizing Taking responsibility Keeping your fantasies to yourself Avoiding ship-sinking mistakes Taking time out Making a Clean Break Avoiding blame Don’t ask why Beyond the Breakup Looking for patterns Accepting that things don’t last forever Always looking forward Scrutinizing the details Spending time alone Sidestepping emotional pitfalls Chapter 19: Rebound Loosening the Ties That Bind Defining Rebound Using the Time Productively Waiting It Out Avoiding the Still Married, Separated, and Newly Divorced Part V: Playing It Safe and Keeping It Fresh Chapter 20: Safety First Telling Somebody Where You’re Going Getting Your Date’s Name, Rank, and Serial Number Finding a Safe Haven Meeting there Meeting at your workplace or school Meeting in your ’hood Taking Cash Achieving Safety in Numbers Paying Attention to Your Intuition Intuition is . Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the Permissions Department, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, (201) 748-6011, fax (201) 748-6008, or online at
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