I Love You, Nice to Meet You: A Guy and a Girl Give the Lowdown on Coupling Up

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Macmillan, May 30, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 271 pages
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A hilarious, razor-sharp look at the mating rituals of the dating species. Lori and Kevin are smart, honest, funny thirtysomething hopeless romantics who--despite their best efforts--are still single. They've seen it all in the dating wars and come back from the front with plenty of emotional scar tissue. Like romance anthropologists, they deconstruct every key moment in the life cycle of a relationship from what the fake purse grab really means when the check comes to who gets "home couch advantage" in couples therapy. In this book, get both the male and female perspectives on:

* Fighting etiquette (is all fair in love and war?)
* Voicemail message analysis. ("Hi, it's who?")
* Body hair (where, why, and how much?)* Blind dates (are your good friends good pimps?).
* How to identify (and avoid) freaks
* To cry or not to cry (if you're a guy) in front of a woman.
* Terms of adorement (should you save the pet names for your dog?)
* Cheating (without actually cheating)
* Knowing when a relationship is really over (or: Whether it's better to dump or be dumped)
* And much, much more.

I Love You, Nice to Meet You is a hilarious and eye-opening collection of "anecdates" from a guy and a girl who just want to find the one, but--lucky for you--they haven't.

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On the surface, this book is just another drop in the recent deluge of dating books for hip and slightly cynical young adults. But thirtysomething journalists Gottlieb (Stick Figure: A Diary of My ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

KEVIN BLEYER is a writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Previously, he was a writer for “Dennis Miller” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.” He lives in New York City.

LORI GOTTLIEB is the author of national best-seller Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self, and a regular commentator on NPR. A journalist and columnist, she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, People, Elle, and Glamour. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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