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Lately, dating advice mostly comes in the form of blogs, podcasts and video. However, sometimes nothing beats having a good book in your hands.
From traditional to unique, our 10 Best Dating Books are filled from cover to cover with quality tips for improving your love life. These are page turners you won’t be able to put down.
Bragging Rights: A classic
Undoubtedly the most famous dating book in the world and the bestselling book of the 1990s, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” is an astronomical study addressing common relationship problems between men and women. Since its original publication in 1992, the book has sold more than 50 million copies in 50 different languages.
Social Clout: 17,876 likes, 6,408 followers
Bragging Rights: Simply the truth
Published in 2004, “He’s Just Not That Into You” is a self-help book of sorts aimed at single women. The premise is if he isn’t making an effort, he’s simply “just not that into you.” A New York Times bestseller that was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the book spawned a 2009 film of the same name. Amazon users review the book as “all women should read this.”
Social Clout: 674,000 likes, 3,691 followers
Bragging Rights: What men really think
One of the original Kings of Comedy, entertainer Steve Harvey has proven to also possess a way with words. His 2011 book debut delves into what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy and commitment. This New York Times bestseller that instructs women on how to be a “keeper” rather than a “sports fish” also spawned a 2012 film.
Social Clout: 1,915,919 followers, 64,056 likes
Bragging Rights: Finding marital success
As the founder of eHarmony, it only makes sense that Dr. Neil Clark Warren would bring advice to the masses in book form. Published in 2005, the book helps men and women identify the early warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. His “don’t settle for the first one to come along” mentality is a lesson for all – made obvious by Amazon reviews like “excellent” and “a must read.”
Social Clout: 21,452 followers, 82 likes
Bragging Rights: Helping those injured by love
Not to be confused with the Saturday Night Live comedian, Meyers is a licensed clinical psychologist and relationship expert who helps people stop going from one bad relationship to another. The book offers “a foolproof four-step cure for Relationship Repetition Syndrome (RRS).” Amazon reviews call the work “inspiring” and “just what the doctor ordered.”
Social Clout: 285 followers, 50 likes
Bragging Rights: For strong women
The fantastically titled “Why Men Love Bitches” is New York Times bestselling author Sherry Argov’s guide to helping women hold their own in a relationship. Published in 2002, the book is the first in the “Bitches” series. With Amazon reviews like “Where has this been all my life?” the book has proven to strike a chord with readers.
Social Clout: 13,237 likes, 1,692 followers
Bragging Rights: What women need to hear
Behavioral scientist and dating expert Dr. Christie Hartman is the author of the 2010 book, “It’s Not Him, It’s You.” Hartman explains that during the early stages of dating, women make fundamental mistakes that hinder their ability to date successfully and find the man of their dreams. Amazon reviews call the book “pearls of wisdom” and “required reading for men, too.”
Social Clout: 2,616 followers, 116 likes
Bragging Rights: Trial and error
Sounds more like an exhausting month full of anxiety than a 2011 book published by Tamara Duricka Johnson, but with Amazon reviews calling the book “thought provoking” and “engaging,” Johnson must be on to something. Forthcoming and entertaining, Johnson tells her story of 31 dates in 31 days while resisting the urge to turn each date into a relationship. Sounds easy enough, right?
Social Clout: 674 followers, 200 likes
Bragging Rights: Thou shalt read
“The Ten Commandments of Dating” is a bestselling Christian book published in 1999. It offers practical guidance with commandments like “Thou Shalt Get a Life” and “Thou Shalt Use Your Brain.” One Amazon reviewer gave props by saying, “This was the first book that I read on dating from a Christian perspective that actually gave good advice from a biblical standpoint. ”
Social Clout: 150 likes
Bragging Rights: Understanding yourself
Don’t we all want to know the answer to this question? Well, that’s the premise of author Susan Page’s bestselling relationship book. Page offers 10 strategies to better self-understanding and a fulfilling relationship with revealing anecdotes, case studies and quizzes. Amazon reviews call the book “outstanding” and “worth every minute of reading.”
Social Clout: Appeared in People Magazine and USA Today
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