Dating by books
The advice is backed up with research, and many of the author’s tips include information about body language, eye contact, giving compliments and the art of flirting.
When it comes to dating, all the small things matter!
If you are the kind of person that likes to dive head first in to a book about love and dating, then there is no better place to start than with this top ten list.
Any book by Barbara De Angelis is a good place to start; she is often regarded as one of the founding mothers of relationship self-help literature.
This international best seller by Helen Fisher takes things from a slightly different, more scientific approach than many other love advice books.
Fisher writes about there being four love types, and she explains how they click with one another and how they differ.
gives a comedians perspective on the dating game, and lays down a short and simple concept that many women might find it hard to accept: if he isn’t pulling his weight and stepping up to the plate, then perhaps it might be time for you to move on instead of trying to fix him!
The popular comedian teams up with a respected sociologist in this book to provide an entertaining look at the modern dating landscape and all of the unique problems that can arise from trying to find your soulmate in today’s cynical society.
As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.In a bid to save others from a similar fate, Macdonald, co-founder of literary review website The Omnivore, decided to branch out into a dating service that matches couples according to their tastes in books.If there is now a dating site for every demographic, The Omnivore’s resulting “pin ups” section seems to be aimed at the “intello-hipster”, an urban subgroup who know their Dickens from their Deleuze and like their profile pictures sepia-tinged.Meet 30-year-old Richard from London, who when asked which book he would give someone he was trying to impress responds: “I’m about to give Umberto Eco's Foucault’s Pendulum to a girl who reads Dan Brown novels...It’s so meta that after reading it, you question how many layers of reality there are in the world, and if they are in fact the same as layers of narrative or indeed, irony.” Or Jaspreet from Cambridge on the last book he read: “I just finished some of the Récits en rêves of Yves Bonnefoy, the most distinguished living French poet.
The site’s creators then contact the pin-up to check the interest is mutual.