Love them or hate them, self-help books are here to stay. If children's books are ignored, they make up more than 30% of the 50 best-selling books on Amazon. From reaching financial stability to improving ourselves as human beings, there's a title for each one of our needs. And naturally, one of the recurring subjects is dating – online dating, specifically.
Whether you're venturing into online dating for the first time or you're a veteran swiper, there are valuable lessons to be learned from these kinds of books. And although there are countless blog articles on the subject – some of them on our own website – sometimes you just want to have all that information in one place as well as the pleasure of flipping through pages. There are plenty of books in this genre out there, so we’ve put together a short list of three recommended books that provide practical advice or just some inspiration.
Recommended Self-Help Books for Dating
The Rules for Online Dating
The authors of the international phenomenon The Rules came together again to write a guide specifically for online dating. It offers a comprehensive list of do’s and don'ts targeted at all women, which explains how to conduct e-courtship successfully and retain the interest of suitable mates while saving time, energy, and potential grief by crossing out the incompatible ones right from the beginning. The book provides a step-by-step guide to reach the ultimate goal: a long-term relationship based on mutual interest, respect, and attraction. Even though The Rules for Online Dating has some outdated sections, its advice still holds to this day, illustrating how to use online apps to lead you to a healthy relationship, regardless of your age or computer savvy.
Love at First Click
Written by the founder of eFlirt Expert and twice-nominated ‘best dating coach’ Laurie Davis, Love at First Click offers a comprehensive guide on online dating. From choosing the right site, creating a profile, and navigating dates, to logging off with your perfect match, this book is to be used throughout all stages of your online dating journey. Among other helpful tips, this book explains how to upload the right photos, make your date excited to see you again, and how to uncover your click mate's feelings after the first date. Regardless of whether you've been on the dating landscape for a while or you're just joining in, Love at First Click is the perfect book to transform your online match into an offline love.
Modern Love, Revised and Updated
Although Modern Love is not a self-help book, sometimes you just need a little bit of inspiration. And what could be better than a compilation of the most popular and unforgettable essays from the New York Times’ 15-year-long column of the same name? It has it all: a young girl going through the five stages of ghosting grief, a woman with bipolar disorder experiencing the highs and lows of dating, and a widower hesitating about introducing his children to his new girlfriend. These are just some of the exceptional stories you'll find in Modern Love, Revised and Updated – an excellent read for anyone interested in real-life romantic stories that end successfully and unsuccessfully. It might not teach you how to write a perfect dating profile, but it may be exactly what you need to get your heart out there, ready to receive love.
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