One of the problems with a lot of the dating advice on the market today is that it’s a little out of date. With the explosion of dating apps and the cultural shift in morals, some of the dating advice books I absolutely LOVED in my late teens are a little out of date in today’s dating market with regards to some of the advice offered. And some “dating experts” are horrendously out of touch- not naming names but if you’ve been married for decades are you really qualified to be doling out dating advice in 2017?
One book that isn’t out of date though, is This Is Why You’re Single, by Laura Lane and Angela Spera, published by Blink Publishing. Inspired by their own dating misadventures, the authors decided to put together a sketch comedy show in 2013, and following on from this a book and a podcast in 2015. And for anyone currently on the dating scene- it’s so relatable!
The book is split into 5 main sections, which is in turn split into various chapters- one for each potential mistake you could be making in your dating life. Each chapter follows the same format- they start with a fictional short story set in the modern dating scene, then go onto a “Moral Of The Story”, and potentially a few dating tips, such pick-up lines you can use to meet guys in various locations. Don’t want to give too much away, but a teaser of some of the chapters are “You Don’t Know How To Meet People IRL” and “You’re In Love With Your Gay BFF” Some of the stories are pretty hilarious- and very relatable for anyone who’s been on the dating scene for a while. There are a few extras in the book too- such as a guide to various “Man Dolls” you can meet.
Overall, I’d say the book is a humorous take on modern dating. Although there are some good gems of advice in there, if you’re looking for super-serious advice on how to meet The One, this probably isn’t the book for you. For groundbreaking new advice, I’d go with Why Men Love Bitches or Get The Guy. However if you’re an online dating veteran looking for a decent poolside read, or you’re looking for a Secret Santa gift for a single-and-looking friend, this is your book.
To find out more about This Is Why You’re Single, or order the book, check out the website.