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In order to make this book more accessible, the authors often use easy maxims, such as "He doesn't call." to try to get the point across that "He's not that into you." This makes the book easy to criticize (and I have my own issue with "Women should never make the first move.").
However, after listening to the entire book, one realizes that the underlying message is that if the person you are dating (and I agree with previous reviewers that this book would help both men and women) is not treating you the way you want/deserve, you need to move on.
I do take issue with the previous reviewer who uses the example of a woman who talks of marriage before the salad; that is not who this book is for or about (perhaps he should FINISH the book before reviewing it).
Sadly enough, the examples used in this book include the woman who hopefully dates a married man for a year, or the other woman whose partner refuses to commit for whatever reason after many years. When years (and pride, I mean, please, a married person?!) are lost, "having fun" is no longer funny.
If anything, I do think this book PROMOTES dating, as it makes sure a woman doesn't get stuck on and "wait for" someone who is not good for her for the long run.
This book teaches me to spend my time with people who truly like me and who meet my standards of a decent human being. Not to much to ask for, is it?
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
I've recently encouraged a bunch of my "friends that are girls" to read/listen to this book. Really, the first two chapters are the keys. After that, it just goes into a few more examples and a little more detail.
It really IS as simple as the author states. If I'm into you, I'm going to do whatever I can to talk to you and spend time with you. If I am legitimately busy with unavoidable work conflicts, I'm going to constantly let you know this with phone calls and e-mails.
Get the book/audio. Use it to help make relationship decisions in your life. You'll be glad you did! :-)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Made me giggle and definitely get over the two exes I’ve managed to collect over the summer. Warmly recommend. (Would love to see an updated ‘post-Facebook era’ version though!)
An overdose of self confidence for strong independent women. Funny and so entertaining. Highly recommend it.
sigh. this book could've saved me many a sleepless night if I'd have read it sooner.
truth bombs everywhere.
OK, no one is that into me, I get it! very clear, like black and white.