Start Datingbook


By Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola 226 pages; Diversion Books Available at Diversion Books | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indie Bound | i Tunes You were probably skulking around the e Bookstore mumbling to yourself: "My dating life's a mess.

Dating was one of the most well-structured, well-thought-out things that our generation inherited. In our natural evolution as humans and as we've become a more liberal society, we've rid ourselves of ideas or thought processes that don't work, like no premarital sex, the inability of women to vote, etc. Certainly there are formalities and expected behaviors that do need updating and revising to keep up with the contemporary times, but dating, as it turns out, may not have been one that needed much.

The radical revision of dating that followed the sexual revolution and its continual morphing that has come with the advances in communication technology and social networking has turned dating into a blur of booty calls, ambiguous hanging out and "window-shopping" your Facebook photos, then making assumptions about who someone is rather than getting to know them.

And the result is a lot of unhappy and unclear people that are in complete disharmony with their romantic universe.

What women are craving is the clarity that the formality of dating would provide for them.

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"Men are also fed very antiquated notions of what dating should look like, so it becomes a signaling system where women being forward is somehow a sign that they are desperate, because they're breaking the mold of what it means to date as straight people."It's the enduring strength of that age-old system that's kept so many people playing by The Rules for so long. For Schneider and Fein, who've devoted their careers to this program, the answer is an unequivocal "nope! "Both Ellen and Sherrie claim to be feminists, and they shrug off any claims to the contrary.