Table of contents for The everything dating book : meet new people and find your perfect match! / Alison Blackman Dunham.

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Chapter 1: Getting Started
What Is Dating?
Evaluate Your Motives
Your Commitment Level
Your Past: Your Key to a Great Future
Your Relationship History
Their Histories Matter, Too
Chapter 2: What Are You Looking For?
Setting Your Sights Too High or Too Low
Narrowing Down Your Options
Mother Doesn¿t Always Know Best
Avoid Carbon Copies of Your Exes
Identifying Your ¿Type¿
Is Your Type Really Important?
Chapter 3: Self-Evaluation
What You Have to Offer
Reality Check
Makeover Magic
Constructive Criticism from Friends
Go for It!
Try Something New
Chapter 4: Meeting People
Personal Introductions and Blind Dates
Bars and Clubs
Meeting and Eating Activities
Continuing Education and Singles Travel
Religious Institutions and Special-Interest Groups
Weddings and Funerals
Office Romance
Matchmakers and Dating Services
Personal Ads
Chapter 5: Online Dating
What Is Online Dating?
Chat Rooms
Choosing the Right Dating Site
Online Etiquette
Making Contact
Safety Net
Taking Things OFFline
When the Online ¿Honeymoon¿ Is Over
Chapter 6: Focus Your Search
Where to Find Your Type
Follow Your Heart
Intellectual and Creative Types
Politicos and Activists
Youthful Dates and Senior Singles
Adventurers and Athletes
Family Folks and Single Parents
Animal Lovers
Dating Perfectly for Your Personality
Chapter 7: Your Image
The Power of Image
Make an Assessment
Your Look: Love It or Leave It?
Your Sense of Style
Select a Makeover Coach
Addressing Wardrobe Woes
Find Your Colors
Chapter 8: Your Attitude
Attitude Is (Nearly) Everything
Do More with Less
Dressing for the Occasion
Dressing ¿Sexy¿
It¿s Not Only about Clothes
When to Call In an Expert
Chapter 9: Making First Contact
Be Approachable
Avoid Drugs and Alcohol
What to Say (and What Not to Say)
The ABCs of Small Talk
Stressed to Impress
Remembering Names
Chapter 10: The Art of the Date
Phone Do¿s and Don¿ts
Is It Really a Date?
How to Ask Someone Out
Short and Sweet First Dates
Classic First-Date Ideas
Dating off the Beaten Path
How to Behave on a Date
Who Pays?
Chapter 11: Dating Survival Kit
Practical Dating Tools
Dating Buddies
Dating Cards: Better than Bar Napkins
Conquering Nerves
Stow Your Baggage
The All-Important Etiquette Book
Chapter 12: Stepping Out¿Your First Date!
Before You Go Out
Conversation Tips
Dealing with Meals
Make an Impression
When to Call It a Wrap
The Question of Intimacy
If You Don¿t Want Another Date
Chapter 13: Challenging Dating Situations
The Insufferable Boor
Embarrassing Episodes
Drinking and Drugs
Understanding ¿NO!¿
Inviting Dates In
Chapter 14: Narrowing Down the Possibilities
The Ultimate Dating Tool
Using Your Journal to Move Forward
Reading Signals
Do an Investigation
If You¿re Doing the Dumping
If You¿ve Been Dumped
Dive Back into the Dating Pool
Chapter 15: Beyond the First Date
Great Second- and Third-Date Ideas
After More than a Few Dates
Will Sex Make the Relationship Stronger?
Is It Love?
Saying the L Word
If It¿s Not Mutual
Chapter 16: Relationship Trouble Areas
Possible Obstacles
Come to an Agreement
Fear of Commitment
If Your Date Is Not Free
Fighting and Making Up
Dealing with Really Bad News
Heartbreak Hurts
Chapter 17: A Fresh Start
Dealing with Rejection
Surviving a Dreadful Night
Curbing Depression and Anger
Take a Break
Dating Support Teams
When to Get Professional Help
Chapter 18: Your Special Someone
How Do You Know?
Introducing Your Partner to Friends
Introducing Your Partner to Work Colleagues
Introducing Your Partner to Family
Introducing Your Partner to Your Children
Introducing Your Children to Each Other
Introducing Your Partner to Former Loves
Chapter 19: ¿Firsts¿ as a Couple
Going Away for the Weekend
Full-Length Vacations
Major Holidays
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Entertaining Together
Attending Weddings as a Couple
Chapter 20: Taking Yourself Off the Market
Anxiety about the Future
Burying the Black Book
Relationships with Exes
Ready for the Next Level?
Telling Others ¿We¿re Taken¿
Getting Engaged
Preparations for Marriage
Chapter 21: Dating Each Other¿Forever!
Dating Doesn¿t End
Make Romance a Part of Life
Top Ten Ways to Awaken Passion
Celebrate Special Days
How Old Relationships Evolve
Wisdom to Take with You
Appendix A: Additional Resources

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Dating (Social customs).
Man-woman relationships.
Single people -- Psychology.