Item description for The It's Just Lunch Guide to Dating in New York City (It's Just Lunch) by Jill Vandor...
Want to make good dates great? Mediocre dates more fun? Bad dates better? Let the experts at It's Just Lunch, the dating service responsible for 2,000,000 fun dates, tell you how.
This is a Zagat-style guide to over 150 of the best dates in New York City. It has lists for every aspect of the dating process including the five best places to get you in the dating mood, the most creative dates, and the best places for special occasions.
This book also features dating advice - including the ten biggest dating blunders - The secret signals your date sends when they're interested - The biggest conversation killers - and more. Plus, learn what really matters to the opposite sex from the dating statistics compiled with the help of the thousands of men and women surveyed on the It's Just Lunch website.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The It's Just Lunch Guide to Dating in New York City (It's Just Lunch)?
Sound advice packed into a quick read Feb 28, 2005
I liked this dating guide because it covered every step of the dating process, and edited it down into a quick, convenient read. I also found some of the facts insightful, such as 30% of online daters are married, and 79% of men on a first date take 15 minutes to decide if they want to see you again. Most dating books don't have access to this type of data, but as this was written by a national dating agency, they're able to get some good facts from their customers. The surveys they did on what men and women look for on a first date were good too, and the Holidating protocol helped me figure out a Valentine dilemma. The listings at the end weren't that ingenious, but it's a neat idea to have that in a book so you can figure out some last minute date venues. Best of all, I thought the book didn't overpromise like so many dating books do, it was practical, easy advice that was optimistic but not over preachy. It seems like the author has tried to straddle middle ground, trying to appeal to both men and women, which I think is a mistake as we are so different in our approaches. I'm sure she could have gotten meatier if she was just writing for women. Overall, this book won't change your life, but it might give you some encouragement to get out there and start meeting people.
Nothing New Jan 8, 2005
There is nothing new to learn in this flimsy "dating guide". It is just a compilation of things that have been previously written (and read) elsewhere. For example, "if you meet someone online, don't give them your last name." I think we all pretty much know that already.
As far as tips on where to go in a particular city, it is just lists of the already known bookstores, restaurants, etc. Again, nothing new or "insider info"
In additon, all it is is a flimsly pamphlet with gray typeface (which is very hard to read). The price hardly matches the item.