Note: I received a free galley of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Finding Mr. Right promises to bypass the dumb rules, sugarcoated fluff, and shaming tactics that most dating books provide, and provide simple, honest advice to improve your dating life. And it certainly delivers. This book is straightforward and practical, and the author’s voice is caring, but never patronizing. (And it includes funny but thought-provoking statements, like, “Don’t be a food toddler,” which amused me probably more than it should have.)
The book emphasizes that Mr. Right is not real–no one will fit all your requirements. Instead, you should focus on lasting qualities like communication and kindness. With that focus in mind, the chapters cover self-love, desperation, intelligence, peace, authenticity, a healthy body, and giving back. Each is an aspect a single woman should look at in her own life and attempt to improve.
This book uses research from actual psychologists, including Brene’ Brown, which really impressed me. It’s not just a slapped-together guidebook on the dating world. There is some real psychology going on here. Each chapter ends with activities for self-care and self-knowledge, including journaling, which I also loved.
If you’re thrown off by my rating for a book I claim to have really enjoyed, please be assured–the only problem I had with this book isn’t really a problem. I just can’t relate to it very deeply, because I’m not dating. I can’t claim to be an expert at dating (you can ask me for the story of how I met my husband if you’re interested), but if I was still dating, this would be the book I would want by my side. It doesn’t tell you “what he wants” or “how to keep him interested.” Instead, this handbook gives you the opportunity to know and care for yourself better, and find a guy you love along the way. Sweet, practical, and straightforward–if you’re dating, give this book a try.
Rating: Good but Forgettable