125 Ways to Meet the Love of Your Life

Jan Yager, Ph.D.415JC5OLh8L._AA160_

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Spanish; Portuguese (in preparation); Korean; Chinese; Thai; Italian; Norwegian; Vietnamese; Russian; Serbian;
Romanian

Summary

This unique how to guide is based on extensive original research including dozens of interviews with men and women about how they found their mate, as well as with businesses offering in-person and online dating or matchmaking services, and singles clubs by sociologist Jan Yager, who is author of the acclaimed book Single in America (Atheneum, 1980). Dr. Yager’s self-help book provides valuable insights into getting ready for the search, as well as how to increase the likelihood you will have a happy relationship or marriage once you find “the one.” “The number one question I’ve been asked by singles in the two decades since Single in America was published is, ‘How can I find the one?’ I researched and wrote 125 Ways to Meet the Love of Your Life to answer that question.” In the introductory chapters, Yager, who is also a productive expert, shows how you can apply time management principles and techniques to your search for the love of your life to help you to achieve that goal.

The 125 ways are divided into nine categories such as introductions by friends and family, parties, and matchmakers, personal ads, sports activities, holidays and vacations, travel, cultural and educational activities, and lots more with examples of successful matches as well as resources included throughout those chapters or in the Appendix of resources.

Praise/Reviews:

“Jan draws upon her extensive and original research (including dozens of interviews with men and women about how they found their mate) as well as businesses offering in-person and online dating or matchmaking services, and that enduring phenomena known as the “singles club.” Divided into nine categories of access to potential mates (ranging from introductions by family and friends, to travel, parties, matchmakers, personal ads, and more), 125 Ways To Meet The Love Of Your Life is confidently recommended to any man or woman who is tired of living alone and ready to meet and match that one special person with whom they could spend the rest of their lives.”
—Midwest Book Review

“Jan Yager has written a smart and important book for singles that is both hopeful and inspiring. It is well thought out, well organized, and can be read and reread over and over again. I recommend 125 Ways To Meet The Love Of Your Life to all my clients who are ready to meet ‘the one’!”
—Nancy White, relationships coach

Contents

Part 1 Gearing Up

  • 1 Why You Need This Book 1
  • 2 A Love Story 7
  • 3 How to Have a More Productive 17
  • Search and Increase the Odds
  • 4 Staying Safe During Your Search 27
  • 5 Getting Ready for Your Search 31
  • 6 Getting to Know You 45

Part 2 The Search Begins: 125 Ways to Meet the Love of Your Life

  • 7 Making Introductions (1-18) 55
  • 8 School, Work, or Business (19-34) 79
  • 9 Personal Ads (Print or Online) (35-40) 90
  • 10 Trips, Travel and Vacations (41-49) 101
  • 11 Cultural, Educational or Volunteer Activities
  • and Singles Associations (50-78) 109
  • 12 Commercial Social Settings (Bars, Clubs, and
  • Restaurants) (79-88) 119
  • 13 Sports Activities (89-99) 125
  • 14 Seasonal Opportunities: Holidays and Camp
  • (100.108) 129
  • 15 Miscellaneous “How to Meet” Ideas (109-125) 133

Part 3 The Next Steps

  • 16 Continuing the Search 140
  • 17 When You Find “The One” 145

Bibliography 155
Resource Guide 159
Index 181
About the Author 187

About the author

Jan Yager, Ph.D. is a sociologist and the award-winning author of 35+ nonfiction and fiction titles translated into 30+ languages.

Book details

6×9
200 pages
Copyright: 2004
2nd edition (forthcoming): 2014