Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
This is not your traditional dating book. Instead, it combines scientific research with Ansari’s comedic talent into one hilarious yet informative book. Ansari has worked with Eric Klinenberg, an NYU sociologist, to lead focus groups, conduct interviews and scour online forums to find out what dating in the modern world is really like. There are certain problems that we face in the dating world that just didn’t exist before. For example, “why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?”
He’s Just Not That Into You: The No Excuses Guide to Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt
This New York Times bestseller is a long series of wake up calls that will leave you wondering why you wasted so many hours trying to dissect and interpret every little thing that a man does. Behrendt says there are no mixed messages and men aren’t complicated. He says that women deserve more than the jerks they are making excuses for! “Here's something else to think about: calling when you say you're going to is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust. If he can't lay this one stupid brick down, you ain't never gonna have a house baby, and it's cold outside.”
Getting Over Getting Mad by Judy Ford
At one point or another every couple will have some form of argument. The important thing to remember is that you have to move on and let things go rather than storing up that anger until it becomes resentment. Ford gives you practical advice to dealing with conflict and anger so it doesn’t tear your relationship apart.
It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single by Sara Eckel
Why is it that women are always taking the blame for being single? It is always something like ‘You’re too picky/independent/desperate/needy’. Eckel has written a book which addresses these myths and shows women that you should love yourself how you are and that you don’t need to change to find happiness.
Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match by Amy Spencer
In Spanish, your perfect other half is described as ‘mi media naranja’ or my half orange. In this book, Spencer is all about dating optimism. She argues that by thinking about dating in a positive way you will change the way you act, your body language, how you treat others as well as the kind of people you attract. It is basically a long pep talk about being happy in your own skin and surrounding yourself with positivity.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
Now you have found love how can you make sure that you keep it? Chapman shows all couples how to keep your relationship fresh and exciting while experiencing deeper and richer levels of intimacy. He has identified five love languages – Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch – which teach you to express your love for your partner.