Finding Your Perfect Match

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Penguin, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 280 pages
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The world has changed. It's not as easy to meet people, and it's definitely not as easy to find your soul mate.

At the very core, two people need to have similar styles, interests, and values when it comes to loving and living. So, how do you find lasting love? Dr. Pepper Schwartz believes that if you're ready for a serious relationship, it's time for a serious approach.

Described by Dr. Judith Sills as "insightful, brilliantly original and extremely useful," Dr. Schwartz's DuetTM Total Compatibility System is designed to help you find someone you'll be compatible with on the deepest levels.

Finding Your Perfect Match will help you:

  • Identify the eight romantic personality characteristics that determine who you are, what you want and ultimately, who you should be with.
  • Explore the five major lifestyle issues that can have a dramatic impact on you and your partner: money, sex, children, core values, and social life.

A lasting, loving relationship can only develop with someone who matches those needs and is truly compatible with you, but it's not as hard as you think. You just have to be willing to take a different approach. Dr. Schwartz has done thirty years of relationship research to save you a lifetime of searching.

  

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Contents

The Love Diagnostic for a Perfect Match
7
The Eight Essential Compatibility Characteristics
13
Part
31
Being Similar
37
Personal Energy
47
Outlook
59
Predictability
71
Perfect Matches Based on Similarity
82
Part Three Love and Lifestyle Issues
191
The Challenges of Money
195
The Importance of Sex
204
And Baby Makes Three or Four or More
215
Core Values
224
Your Social World
233
Part Four What to Do with WhatYouve Learned
243
How to Search for a Perfect Match
245

Being Different
105
DecisionMaking Style
119
Emotionality
131
SelfNurturing
144
Perfect Matches Based on Differences
157
Keeping Love Alive
259
Acknowledgments
267
Index
271
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About the author (2005)

Pepper Schwartz , Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at the University of Washington and author or coauthor of a number of books, including Finding Your Perfect Match and The Great Sex Weekend. The past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Pacific Sociological Society, she is the winner of the American Sociological Association's prize for Public Understanding of Sociology.

Dr. Schwartz has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including multiple appearances on Today, Oprah, and Dr. Phil. A former columnist for Glamour and American Baby, she is currently the relationship expert for PerfectMatch.com, for which she created the DuetŪ Total Compatibility System. She also writes a column for Seattle Metropolitan Monthly.

 

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