What ever happened to dating? Used to be that guy would ask a girl out. He'd pick her up at her house and take her out for dinner, a movie or a cup of coffee and some conversation. Then both parties would decide if they wanted to do it again next week. There was protocol. A standard set of guidelines to follow for this age-old ritual.
Today, who even knows what dating is? If you hook-up in a bar and go home together- are you dating? If he text messages you 'what are you wearing' - are you dating? There are so many social pressures and panics that dating has become an anxiety-riddled experience complicated by the sexual revolution, the internet and rom-com movies.
It's Just a Date will give you tools-not rules- that you can use to protect yourself, while also opening you up to new ideas about how to date and who might be right for you. Dating doesn't have to be hard- in fact, if it's not taken so seriously, it can be seriously fun.
Greg Behrendt: Greg's first book He's Just Not That Into You has topped bestseller lists all over the world, selling more than 2 million copies in America alone. It has been made into a film starring Jennifer Aniston, Scarlet Johansson and Ben Affleck. It will be released in Australia in October. Greg was a consultant for three consecutive seasons on Sex & the City, where he and Liz Tucillo, a writer on the program, developed the idea of He's Just Not That Into You.
Amirra Ruotola-Behrendt lives in Los Angeles with Greg and their two children.
It's Just a Date
Harper Collins Publishers Australia
Author: Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt