The (Soon-To-Be) Best Selling Mature Singles Dating Book
Too many women in their 50s and beyond have given up on ever meeting Mr. Practically Perfect. But a small inner voice wonders, "Will I always have to go to bed with a book?” Responding to that voice, the authors' inspiring message is, "It's never too late. We did it. So can you. Here’s how!”
DATING WISDOM 101
• “Turn off your Shy Button. Shrinking violets bloom unseen.”
• “No need to despair if your hourglass figure has gained half an hour. It’s never too late to lose weight.”
• “The only thing you get from sitting around waiting for romance to happen is creases in your skirt.”
• “When it comes to choosing women, men are as shallow as your bathtub.”
• “If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, don’t break the mirror.”
• “Your cup isn’t half-empty. It’s just waiting to be filled. Start pouring!”
• “Most men are as attracted to cleavage as toddlers are to electric sockets and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”
• “Smile. Smile. Smile. Why do we love babies? Their wonderful smiles make up for what’s in their diapers.”
• “Make a habit of going to bed with comfort food, and the only thing you’ll find beside you when you wake up in the morning is a bunch of crumbs.”
• “It’s better to eat breakfast with the morning paper than with the wrong man.”
PAGES FROM AN Rx PAD
• Want to fly? You’ve got to flap your wings.
• Never walk your dog in a tattered T-shirt.
• Smile. Smile. Smile.
• Persist. Persist. Persist.
• Play the cyberspace numbers game.
• Network as if you were NBC.
• Go where the guys go.
• If at first you don’t succeed, it’s his fault.
• He doesn’t have to be Richard Gere (though that would be nice).
• How to deal with the guy who’s shy.
• Put on your Oprah hat.
• Don’t endlessly seek the spouse you’ve lost.
• Be friends before you’re lovers.
• Teach him about the birds, the bees, and Viagra.
• Don’t keep what you’re thinking a secret.
• Sex is wonderful, but it isn’t everything.
• Be very sure before you call the moving man.
SHIRLEY FRIEDENTHAL could have inspired the song, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” For 27 years, in her late husband’s internal medicine practice, she counseled patients with sexual, marital, and assorted other family problems, occasionally matchmaking on the side. She strengthened her skills with courses in human sexuality, group therapy, and psychology at The New School and New York University, and studied Rational Therapy with Albert Ellis. “That was all about making people happier,” Shirley explains. “So is this book.”
HOWARD EISENBERG has written for TV, radio, national magazines, and the theatre. Six previous books include two best-sellers – “How to be Your Own Doctor (Sometimes)” and “The Recovery Book” – as well as a college health textbook, and, most recently, the baseball memoir, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cooperstown.” Why is he so sure that it’s never too late to date? He and Shirley met on a dating web site five years ago, and they’ve been OO’s (One and Only’s) ever since.