Hey everyone, I recently got the chance to check out a new book for modern dating. I also invited a few friends over to check out the book and have a mini book study/party. Here is some more information for How About We.
Written by Chiara Atik with a forward HowAboutWe co-founders Brian Schechter and Aaron Schildkrout, Modern Dating, like Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl 60s manifesto, heralds an entirely new dating era where the world of modern relationships is as flexible and confusing as ever.
The book is with beautifully-designed how-to’s, infographic, charts and guest-posts from the likes of Hanna Rosin (The End of Men) and Lauren Leto (Texts from Last Night.) From pre-date Googling stalking, to splitting the check, to the art of the sext and taking a sexy selfi — Modern Dating guides readers through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually like in the 21st century.
Readers will discover:
· Seventy out-of-the-box date ideas.
· A fascinating infograph on the evolution of dating from the 1100s to present—do you know what era condoms first existed and what they were made of? Or the era that ushered in the phrases “going steady” and “long term”?
· Expert advice from Hanna Rosin (Author of “The End of Men”), Katie Heaney (Editor at Buzzfeed, Author of “Never Have I Ever”), Leandra Medine of ManRepeller.com, Lauren Leto (Founder, Texts from Last Night, author “Judging a Book By Its Lover”), and Claire Cavanaugh, founder of Babeland.
· Funny and useful flowcharts, such as “Can We Be Friends With Benefits?” and “Should I Ask Him Out?”
Not sure when to text after a date? Trying to find the right online dating profile picture? Found out that the guy you really like is terrible in bed? MODERN DATING is an encouraging, and practical resource for women at all stages of the dating game. Whether you’re single and looking to sow some wild oats, casually dating, or really ready to find a serious relationship, the tips, anecdotes, and stories will help ease the frustrations of dating.
Chiara Atik is a writer and blogger, recently described by Gawker as “The Girl You Wish You Knew When You Moved to New York.” Her writing has been featured on Elle.com, Glamour.com, The Hairpin, Today.com, and Yahoo! Shine.
Brian Schechter and Aaron Schildkrout are the pioneers of the offline dating movement. They launched HowAboutWe.com in 2010 and spend their days creating a fundamentally new way for people to find and sustain love, one date at a time.
Two of the party attendees (pictured above, Amanda and Shanna) were able to discover some new, fun modern dating ideas. This book was a great discussion starter and offered a lot of fun, valuable ideas.
One thing we all found interesting was that the first thing guys actually notice about a girl is a cute face. The book was full of other exciting tips, as well.
If you are interested in giving modern dating a try you should check out this awesome deal. Free three months on online dating site howaboutwe.com with purchase of Modern Dating: A Field Guide—a $54 value! To redeem this offer head over here.
So what do you think about modern dating? Is it something you are willing to try?