Saturday 10 December 2016

Ten most popular dating manuals

Anne Sexton

Published 18/06/2011 | 05:00

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray: Men and women think, act and behave so differently they might as well be from different planets. Many psychologists think this message is harmful and prevents real intimacy.

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The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman

This may actually help! With a team of researchers at his University of Washington laboratory, known as the 'Love Lab', Gottman has studied hundreds of couples having arguments and is able to predict with 88 to 94pc accuracy if a marriage will succeed.

The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets For Capturing the Heart of Mr Right, Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider

Smile, keep your mouth shut and legs crossed and let men take the lead in dating. Taken to the extreme, it is about manipulating your dates and acting like a different person.

He's Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

Be passive -- if a man is 'into you' he'll make a relationship happen. This book excuses male bad behaviour. Women are advised not to react if they get dumped or messed around by men.

Mr Good Enough: The Case For Choosing A Real Man Over Holding Out For Mr Perfect, Lori Gottlieb

Women need to get over themselves because they are not all that great anyway. Although if Gottlieb's experience is anything to go by, finding Mr Good Enough is as tricky as finding Mr Perfect.

Be Honest -- You're Not That Into Him Either: Raise Your Standards And Reach For The Love You Deserve, Ian Kerner

A sort of anti-Gottlieb, Kerner argues that women should stop wasting time with Mr Good Enough and find their personal Mr Perfect.

Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey

All men want one thing -- don't give it to them too soon. All men are sexual predators and women haven't figured that out yet.

The Game, Neill Strauss

Part instruction manual, part true-life experience, Strauss explains how all men can turn themselves into seduction maestros. Seems unlikely ...

Why Men Love Bitches, Sherry Argov

Argov advises women to be unpredictable and hard to please as the true path to love.

The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide To Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace With Your Man, Laura Doyle

Don't bicker, criticise or complain. Be submissive, respectful and treat your man as the boss.

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