Tips on love sex and dating
Top Row: Courtesy of Dey Street Books; Courtesy of New World Library; Courtesy of Cleis Press; Bottom Row: Courtesy of Ecco Press; Courtesy of Touchstone; Courtesy of Da Capo Press Pepper Schwartz reviews six great guidebooks to love, sex and more. Neither, it seems, can a herd of my fellow romantics, who've been busily scribbling away about how you can maximize your erotic potential.
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At 30, after a breakup that involved spotting her boyfriend draped around another woman, digital strategist Amy Webb decided to try meeting men online.
And she did: On JDate, Match.com, and e Harmony, she met guys who were six inches shorter or 30 pounds heavier than advertised; who picked expensive restaurants and passed the check to her; and who told her, mid drink, that they were married.
I’ve talked to lots of women over 60 and almost always the biggest fear they share with me is the thought of being alone forever.
They are meeting in competitive sporting events, senior living communities, book clubs, cruises and traveling groups. Two years ago, I wrote an article on why men should be emotionally honest with women. The article garnered more than 2,000 comments overnight, a number typically reserved for articles written by movie stars.
One night, after another bad match and a solo bottle of wine, Webb rejoined JDate—this time posing as a man, to check out her competition. Webb crafted 10 male profiles so perfect they had to be fake (sample code name: Jewish Doc1000) to gather data: what the site's most popular women looked like, which keywords they used, how they timed their messages.
(Duffon), one of three new books about online dating out this month, in which she recounts how she cracked the online dating code to meet her now husband.
"Yet here I was, husband hunting and armed with only a handful of half-assed bullet points."Online dating is now the third most common way couples meet, with 30 to 40 percent of singletons logging in to some 1,500 services.
In the marvelously titled (Current), writer Dan Slater tracks a phenomenon that started in 1965 with "computer dating"—essentially a digital compatibility test, dreamed up by two lovelorn Harvard undergrads desperate to meet Radcliffe girls—and mushroomed into an estimated billion a year industry.