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The boyfriend test : how to evaluate his potential before you lose your heart
Walsh, Wendy (Wendy-Lee)
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First edition.
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New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001.
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viii, 259 pages ; 21 cm
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LISTEN UP, LADIES!!! Tired of fretting over the latest in a long line of lotharios who decided that he wasn't ready for a serious relationship -- about 24 hours after you introduced him to your parents? Sick of not answering your phone to avoid that dream guy you met at a party who turned into a dud after three dates? Wonder when you'll stop calling your best friend at 2 a.m. sobbing over that Mr. Wrong you thought was so right? Well, here's the perfect cure for your many broken hearts -- an ounce of prevention inThe Boyfriend Test. Instead of hoping that your man or your relationship will live up to your dreams, Wendy L. Walsh, a dating doyenne who has kissed her fair share of frogs, urges you to take a long hard look at yourself, your boyfriend candidates, and couplehood--and put you, him, and "we" to the test.The Boyfriend Testis divided into three thought-provoking sections: * The Girlfriend Test--what's motivating you to get involved anyway? * The Boyfriend Test--evaluating everything from his first-date behavior (is he too good to be true?) to his consistency over five dates (ah, the truth emerges). * The Couple's Report Card--full of quick tips on maintaining a healthy relationship. Funny and wise,The Boyfriend Testis a must-read for any woman on the brink of starting a new romance, or on the brink of insanity from her current one!

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Walsh's appealing personality and empowering attitude set this small book of dating advice apart from standard magazine fare. The 20- and 30-something women she targets could do worse than listen to these zesty, positive tips for sizing up prospective dates. A former model and news anchor who's now a happily coupled mother, Walsh includes anecdotes from her own dating adventures that might seem tony and glamorous to many women (e.g., making out with Dennis Rodman and cavorting with Hollywood types). Still, she's had her share of mishaps and disappointments. Hers is not a Rules-like strategy for snaring a man, but an upbeat effort to keep women in the driver's seat by establishing a list of acceptable male behaviors. A "Boyfriend" must prove himself on several counts: including how he "meets and greets," his telephone skills and how he behaves on the first date. Walsh prompts another evaluation after five dates. Most of the "boyfriend" criteria are based on common sense, such as his ability to respect a woman's boundaries. Sounding like a savvy big sister, Walsh knows that sometimes one's heart or hormones may overtake judgment; she's at the ready with lighthearted, pragmatic help. Exercises and quizzesÄsuch as the "Create your own perfect man" exercise, and several questions that determine one's relationship readinessÄmake the book fun and promotable. Walsh smartly says that a relationship shouldn't end until "all the lessons have been learned on both sides of the union." (Feb.) Forecast: Timed for Valentine's Day, this stylish and savvy primer should do well if given prominent display, and the author's media savvy should, if tapped into by the publisher, help the book immensely. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved