Item description for Dateable: Are You? Are They? by Justin Lookadoo & Hayley DiMarco...
Overview Reveals the facts about teen dating, including how to determine whether a relationship is worth pursuing, and shows how to redirect one's passion toward life goals and trust the Creator to bring one's true love.
Publishers Description Passion. It's the fuel for success, for dreams, for life. But too many teens focus their energy and passion on the wrong thing-the wrong person. Dateable pulls no punches in telling teens the truth about dating while also directing their passion toward a greater purpose in life. Teen relationships seldom last, the authors point out, so why should teens invest so much of themselves emotionally, physically, and spiritually? The answer? They shouldn't. Instead, they can protect their hearts, live with excitement, and enjoy relationships in a way that enhances rather than detracts from those they'll have in the future. With Justin and Hayley "telling it like it is," teens will learn how to be dateable and how to evaluate the dateability of their latest crush. And they'll get some much-needed perspective on sex, his/her communication, clothes, God-even "chick flicks." Dateable also includes sidebars, quizzes, callouts, and more.
Citations And Professional Reviews Dateable: Are You? Are They? by Justin Lookadoo & Hayley DiMarco has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 08/04/2003 page 20
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 24, 2004
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800759117 ISBN13 9780800759117
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More About Justin Lookadoo & Hayley DiMarco
Justin Lookadoo is a juvenile probation officer, author, and speaker whose hard-hitting humor and in-your-face message connects with teens. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Hayley Morgan developed and created Extreme for Jesus, a multi-million unit selling brand for teens. Her new company, Hungry Planet, is a teen think tank based in Nashville whose expertise is understanding and connecting with teenagers.
Justin Lookadoo currently resides in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dateable: Are You? Are They??
Sexist...horrible! Mar 30, 2007
Justin Lookadoo came and spoke at my school and I was not impressed. In fact, he offended me so much that I considered complaining to the administration. On his website, Justin writes to girls:
"Accept your Girly-ness - You're a girl. Be proud of all that means. You are soft, you are gentle, you are woman. Don't try to be a guy. Guys like you because you are different from them. So let your girly-ness soar."
"Be Mysterious - Dateable girls know how to shut up. They don't monopolize the conversation. They don't tell everyone everything about themselves. They save some for later. They listen more than they gab."
"Let him lead - God made guys as leaders. Dateable girls get that and let him do guy things, get a door, open a ketchup bottle. They relax and let guys be guys. Which means they don't ask him out!!!"
"Need Him - Dateable girls know that guys need to be needed. A Dateable girl isn't Miss Independent. She knows we are made for community. Needing each other is part of faith. She allows him to be needed at times, knowing he was called to serve just as much as she was."
So basically, the perfect girl is soft and girly, quiet and doesn't voice her mind, submissive, and dependent on men. What kind of message is this for America's girls? A girl should be allowed to ask any guy she wants on a date, be as tomboyish and as outspoken as she wishes, and never submit to a man just because he has different reproductive organs! This man is sexist and an incredibly bad influence on girls and guys alike. He has crazy generalized ideas about gender that he markets as Christian-based...Christian parents: If you want to teach your children about relationships, teach them yourselves! Don't let Lookadoo corrupt them and their independence!
Many good points Dec 11, 2006
I'm not sure why the previous reviewers seem to think this book told the reader either not to date or that any young relationship won't last. It was simply trying to explain that young people should be aware how the opposite side thinks and when you look back, most of the time these things have happened. Please take note: If you are in a relationship and it's strong and healthy, not just physical, it will withstand the pressures of growing up because you will grow with your partner. And if that's the case, there's no need to get in a hurry. I think this is one of the messages the authors are sharing.
excellent book Aug 11, 2006
ok look....justin lookadoo isn't saying that EVERY single relationship won't last. what he is saying is that there is a VERY high chance that it won't last....soooo don't do things you aren't ready to do...to keep a relationship that isn't likely to last anyways. I absolutely loved the book. I told all of my fellow teenage Christian friends that they HAVE to read it. and by the way...my school is pretty small....and the guys and girls hang out together a lot. We hear about all of their dating disasters....When girls call them first they don't really like them...they just use them. Now, I'm not saying that there aren't any exceptions but this is what normally happens. So, stop dogging Justin Lookadoo for trying to help us....
and to all of you trying to live a life for God while dating....Please go read the book!!!!!!!
Don't waste your money Jun 20, 2006
I bought this just as a summer read, I've been dating the same girl for well over a year and can say that our relationship is truly different, we do Love each other, and so on and so forth. This book basically says its impossible to do any of this, actually if you ever want to date ever don't read this book becaues it really should be dirrected to non Christians that have no idea how to date. This book actually made me half mad becuase it was so sterotypical "girls even Christian guys just want to get in your pants" what? No wonder the world is a messed up world today. It sounds like the authors to this book had a bad relatinship in their teen years and wrote a book to discourage dating from everyone else even though they said they incourage it.
Rules? May 3, 2006
I just want girls and guys alike to know that they are created in the image of God, and no one should be able to tell them how dateable they are. Girls, if you are independent, be independent! If you are the one to call the guy up or ask him out, do it! If you have a strong personality, God gave it to you...keep it! Guys, if you're sensitive, be sensitive! If not every part of you is the steroetypical guy that this book says...it is okay! Oh, and don't buy into the idea that guys are male first, and Christian second. God is above gender. All I am trying to say is that no one can tell you the kind of qualities that you should have to be dateable. Be who God created you to be, with all of your gifts, talents, and characteristics. If everyone was the same, life would be boring! If all girls were dependent, not adventurous, and completely mysterious and played hard to get, the choice for guys would be quite small. If all guys were insensitive, dangerous, independent, in control of the relationship, and always thinking about sex, girls would find the pickings slim. Remember whose you are...God's. Don't let rules define you.