How to Date in a Post-Dating World

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Sasquatch Books, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 211 pages
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Taking up where Emily Post and Miss Manners left off, Diane Mapes counsels the dating-distressed on todayand’s new rules of courtship. This smart, savvy etiquette guide addresses both nuts-and-bolts questions (Who asks? Who pays? Who makes the first call? Who brings out the condoms?) as well as the more puzzling aspects of modern romance (Do I really need to tell my new girlfriend that I had her investigated?). Advice, behavioral examples, and dating horror stories are gleaned from a number of sources, including singles, psychologists, scholars, authors, etiquette experts, relationship coaches, and the most well-mannered people on earth, Southern women and gay men. From how to avoid dating a serial killer to what to do at a snuggle part, How to Date provides single men and women, gay and straight, with a step-by-step road map for navigating todayand’s romantic quicksand with humor, grace, and aplomb.

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Contents

Lets Talk About Hygiene and Grooming
5
You and Your Personality
25
HOW TO FIND A DATE
53
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About the author (2006)

Diane Mapes’s humorous essays on pop culture, the single life, television, travel, naked sushi, and more have appeared in many publications, including Bust, Mental Floss, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She lives in Seattle.

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