In essence, this book somehow, magically, alchemically, brings you back to yourself.
I wish I had read it much earlier.""I keep this book in a small, carefully chosen, boxed collection of 'indispensable advice I wish I had written' that I will pass along to my children as they navigate through teens, twenties, early adulthood and beyond.""This turned out to be one of the most transformative books I have ever read much more so than I thought it possibly could be.""The content is intelligent and compassionate and enriching far beyond anything to do with dating.
You've got grad school, a high-powered career, yoga class and a dog, and sometimes it seems that there just isn't time for love.
Moreover, a lot of guys seem to be less educated and less affluent than you. The Tao of Dating for Women combines ancient wisdom with modern science to give smart, successful women like yourself a heart-centered, science-based, practical guide to finding fulfillment in your love lives -- and far beyond.
I give it all to you in a progression of small, easy steps that put the fun back in dating, plus the science and reasoning behind it so you can trust where it all comes from. This isn't a book so much as it is a life plan -- the plan for you to enjoy the rest of your life.
Moreover, at the risk of incurring the wrath of all men, you get the insider secrets about how guys really think from someone who's been a guy professionally for over 30 years. As such, I sincerely hope this is the last material on dating you'll ever need to buy.
Do you believe that smart, successful women can have it all -- both a great career AND a rich, warm, fulfilling love life? As an advisor at Harvard, I noticed that smart women like yourself were having unfulfilling love lives on an epidemic scale.
Chapter 29 of the Tao Te Ching, one of my favorite, reads: "Do you want to improve the world? As it turns out, the world has dealt you a series of consecutive bad hands. The good news is, when you hit rock bottom, the only way left to go is up! What's been happening is that you're going out there and your outcome has not been forthcoming. But the difference is that now, it's on YOUR terms. So you ARE getting the outcome you want, which is solitude.
And simply because of the law of large numbers, the probability of having one bad streak at some point in your life is pretty high. Let's say 'heads' is good luck and 'tails' is bad luck.
And let's say 6 tails in a row means very bad luck -- i.e. If you toss a coin 6 times, the probably of having 6 tails in a row is pretty small -- one in 64, or just under 1.6%. There is a time for being ahead, A time for being behind; A time for being in motion, A time for being at rest; A time for being vigorous, A time for being exhausted; A time for being safe, A time for being in danger.
THE HIGHEST-RATED DATING BOOK ON AMAZON FOR 157 WEEKS -- APRIL 2010 TO APRIL 2013This is what readers have been saying:"I have read many books about relationships and dating, but The Tao of Dating is one of a kind, so different and mind-blowing in its common sense and simplicity that it is impossible to put it down once you start reading.""Well, where shall I start? I can think of no better praise.""1.5 reads of the book in and I can honestly say that I not only have a clear sense of the basic things that I was doing that were completely throwing off the dynamic with these men, but that I now have simple, quite beautiful little tools in mind when I'm interacting with men that make me properly excited to date.
Everyday TV and other media specialize in portraying women as cheap and disposable. Just by reading it, one is restored to one's own heart.Since these were my dear friends, this absolutely killed me.