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Interesting dating book that went on several surprising (but helpful) tangents
February 1, 2013
I'm not a big fan of most dating books, because most of them are full of crap (excuse me, regurgitated content drawn from stereotypes that don't apply in most cases). "The Building of a Confident Man', however, was actually a pretty interesting book that had some good tips and advice. The strongest (and best) part of the book in my opinion is its concept and approach. Most books and magazines on dating advice, that I have come across, focus only trying to get readers to fit into a "mold" of what they believe might be appealing to women. This book focuses providing the advice and inspiration to be more of yourself when you are looking for that significant other. In short, this book offers advice for you to look and feel more confident in pursuing your dreams so that you can find the woman that belongs in the dream too. One quote from the beginning beautifully displays this:
"Women are attracted to men that make them feel good about themselves".
This book is definitely a good start for understanding that and taking the first steps to making that happen.
Another thing was interesting was some of the interesting side trips that the book takes. I did not expect to see like the "passage" meditation, affirmations, and desensitization techniques. It was interesting to read and therefore something that made the book unique.
That being said, the book has some shortcomings. For one thing, the language style is very relaxed (the kind you would find in an online article), compared to other "advice" books that try to sound more professional. (Either way, the advice is pretty good.) There are some sections of the book that seem rather common-sense; however when you put it all together in the way the author does you get a sense of the dating advice.
I would have liked to see some changes in the organization. Some of the content could have been combined and more divided into further sections (like one focusing on the "internal" (Chapters 6-9) and another on the "external" game (Chapters 10-12) and the "dating" game itself (Chapters 8 and 13). Some areas could have used more unique content (Chapter 10).
In either case, if you are looking for a book to help you gain a little more confidence or inspiration on the dating trail, this is a book to consider. It's unique, it's different, and it's for real life.