Dynamic Duos: The Alpha Beta Key to Unlocking Success in Gay Relationships

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Alyson Books, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 245 pages
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Forget everything you’ve ever been told about gay dating. In this revolutionary approach to finding and keeping love, psychotherapist Keith W. Swain shows you how to open the door to a new world of hidden gay men, one of whom is your Mr. Right. The key is the “Alpha” vs. “Beta” style, counter-balancing traits necessary for success. Test yourself to see which one you are and what your perfect partner will be.

Behind its amusing framework of superheroes, Dynamic Duos gives science-based answers that explain why you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places. Based on new data from the National Survey of Male Relationships, Swain zeroes in on the strategies that will work for you, spells out the eight early indicators of a gay couple on their way to a successful lifelong marriage, and demonstrates how to write the perfect personal ad to attract your type.

Filled with illuminating case stories and practical tips, Dynamic Duos is your guide to finding lifelong love. Batman or Robin, your perfect mate is out there. What are you waiting for?

Keith W. Swain, PsyD, has a private practice in Denver, and he has also been a professor of psychology at the University of Colorado at Denver.

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User Review  - Dallasreader46 - Borders

Guys!! Get this book! I really think Swain is on to something. I've had this book for less than a week and I've already read it twice. I feel like I'm viewing myself and dating through a new set of ... Read full review

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User Review  - DenPsych1000 - Borders

I read a preview copy of this book and was blown away - a very unique take on the functioning of gay male relationships. It will open your eyes to what gay men do right and wrong when approaching long ... Read full review



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Keith W. Swain, PsyD, has a masters in counseling psychology at Lesley University in Massachusetts, and a doctorate in clinical pyschology at California Coast University in Santa Ana. He has a private practice in Denver, Colorado, and he has also been a p

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