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1 Amanda Vero Jillian Walmach Ashley Walters Davina Vimalavong Dating Disasters and How to Avoid Them By: Dr. Joy Browne

2 Introduction People will tell us everything we need to know about then in the first fifteen minutes- most of us just dont pay attention to the information we get. Author: Dr. Joy Browne Dr. Joy Browne shares honest-to-goodness, true-life people and situations with you that will either make you feel right at home or that your own tragic stories pale in comparison to; and she gives you the specific step-by-step options to either continue to strive for true misery or opt for more sanity should you so choose.

3 Summary This book is based on dating and things that can go wrong during a relationship. It discusses different types of guys, such as: The married guy, separated but still married guy, recently divorced guy, the stuck guy, the game player, the addict, the manic-depressive, mamas boy, passive- aggressive, the whiner, control-freak, misogynist, the competitor, the narcissist, the trust fund kid, the gold digger and the self- loather. This book also discusses topics about first dates and the issues regarding how to ensure a dating disaster. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of dealing with the different types of men and how to deal with them in the best way. Typical routines of guys and what to do and what not to do once you have found one of those types of guys. You have to decide whether or not you want to keep him or not!

4 Thesis Thesis: The most extreme case of disastrous tendency is when we are dating. In addition to the stress and excitement of meeting and reacting to a stranger with potential romantic interest, we are busy presenting who we want to come off as: likeable loveable Cute Sexy Sane **People see less of who the other people are because we are so nervous about who we are.**

5 Context A circumstance that is related to the topic of this book, which is dating, can be online dating. Our information that we found about on-line dating relates to a section in the book, where the author states that a lot of people are meeting and dating on-line, estimating about 45 million Americans.

6 Data The data from this book has come from: Personal Experiences Phone calls from her radio show Internet dating Ads

7 How Couples Meet Rosenfeld, M. (2010). Meeting online: the rise of the internet as a social intermediary. Population Association of America Conference Proceeding

8 Dating and the Internet 1. The Social Demography of Internet Dating in the U.S.: - 3,125 participants -Telephone Interview conducted by Princeton Survey Research -Random-digit-dialing research methodology 2. Psychological Characteristics of Internet Dating Users: - 3,345 participants (47.5% men & 52.5% women) - Average age of participants was 48. -Participants were members of the Market Facts Consumer Mail Panel -Conducted by the 2004 DDB Needham Life Style Survey 3. Meeting Online: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary: -3,009 partnered adults -HCMST Internet Survey -Conducted by Knowledge Networks -Nation wide sample, randomly selected

9 Results 904 -The number of dating service establishments nationwide as of These establishments, which include Internet dating services, employed nearly 4,300 people and generated $489 million in revenues. This growth in Internet dating services and patterns of utilization reflect three factors: (1) technological change making Internet dating available and efficient, coupled with growing computer literacy that makes it increasingly accessible (2) demographic change producing a greater number and variety of persons who might be searching for romantic partners. (3) social change making Internet dating more acceptable. (Sautter, Tippett, & Morgan, 2010) People who are sociable are more likely to use internet dating services than those who are less sociable (Mikyoung, Kyoung, & Mira, 2009) Economic Census

10 Is the book helpful? The book can be helpful for different situations. It is helpful because somethings the book talks about, people can really compare their lives to but in other parts it is to extreme. The book can be biased since it is written from a womens perspective on men, and from a psychologist perspective. The author is a licensed clinical psychologist but it does not tell us for how long.

11 Conclusion Based on the book you can conclude that more people are turning to online dating sites for various reasons Not sufficient amount of data on online dating users Dating is almost like a job interview Book focuses on negatives versus positives of dating Represents larger trends of nation w&feature=related

12 Recommendations Surveying various populations on their thoughts of online dating Finding how singles find each other aside from online dating Research psychological aspects – Why people want to be someone they may not be. Why people feel the need to be in a relationship.

13 References Browne, D. J. (2005). Dating Disasters and How to Avoid Them. California: Hay House Inc. Mikyoung, K., Kyoung-Nan, K., & Mira, L. (2009). Psychological characteristics of internet dating service users: the effect of self-esteem, involvement, and sociability on the use of internet dating services. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12(4), Rosenfeld, M. (2010). Meeting online: the rise of the internet as a social intermediary. Population Association of America Conference Proceeding Sautter, J. M., Tippett, R. M., & Morgan, S. (2010). The social demography of internet dating in the united states. Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited), 91(2),

14 Final Exam Questions 1. Which is NOT one of the types of guys listed in Dating Disasters and how to avoid them? a) Gold digger b) Mamas boy c) Self-Loather d) The Prince 2. Which of the following is not a source of data that Dr. Browne used to write Dating Disasters and How to Avoid Them? a) Internet Surveys b) Personal Experiences c) Phone calls from her radio show d) Internet Dating Ads 3. Which of these types of men are not included in the The Too-Good-to-Be-True chapter? a) The Recently Divorced guy b) The separated but still married guy c) The Dance-Away lover d) The stuck guy


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