How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

Narrated by: Adam Black
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (362 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It stinks, doesn't it. But what can you do to fix it? More than you've ever imagined. You can put an end to the datelessness. Starting today---right now---you can begin a journey that will bring fun and interesting people into your life, broaden your experience of others and yourself, and lead you toward that date of all dates---a date worth keeping. This book is for YOU if:

  • You want to get more dates or better dates.
  • You wonder where 'the good ones' are.
  • You keep repeating the same old cycle in your dating life and want to change it.
  • You wonder why people who aren't as nice as you get all the dates.
  • You're attracted to the wrong kind, while the right kind lack the 'chemistry.'
  • You're waiting for God to bring you the right person---and you've been waiting an awfully long time.-
  • You wonder what it is about you that fails to attract dates.
  • With over 10 years of experience personally coaching singles on dating, Dr. Henry Cloud shares his proven, very doable, step-by-step approach to overcoming your sticking points and getting all the dates you could want. The results speak for themselves. Filled with true-life examples you'll identify with instantly, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping will prove its worth to you many times over in the exciting months ahead.

    ©2005 Henry Cloud (P)2011 Zondervan

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    A must read for anyone that's in dating mode...

    ...simple to follow instructions to getting into a better dating situation. He gives a great picture and diagnosis of why many people don't have success with dating, and a few good strategies for developing the skill.

    I did not give it five stars because:
    - it seems like most of the book is written for women. Men need help too, and in many cases more than women
    - the advice given to men is a bit simplistic. Go out and talk to more women. Really? It really is that simple bit the mental blocks need to be addressed before action takes place.

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    This is not an unabriged book

    The book has good ideas. But please be aware that this is definitely not an unabridged book. It's about the same length as the abridged version. It's no where near 4 hours long.

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    changed my life

    This book changed my life. As a Christian girl I was under the impression that dating was something totally different. If I had known this 5 years ago. I would be a different person today.

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    Overall a great book, wish I would of read it earlier

    Great book as it point out the things we are doing wrong but don't realize it. Get this before you miss a good one

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    Must Read

    Just keep listening to the end for the whole context! This is a very thought provoking book and I'm going to listen again!

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    Everyone should read this book

    If everyone read and followed this book people would be happier and better off, especially in regards to dating and finding lasting love. I wish I had read this book before I started dating--it probably would have saved me from making a lot of mistakes.

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    Life-changing book

    This book has been changing my life. I went through the second part slowly, only because it was so much, I had to take time to process it and work through all the stuff. Thank you so much, Dr. Cloud. I'm seriously putting this to practice.

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    Get your numbers up - That's the whole book

    This book should have been titled "Dating: It's a numbers game" and the entirety of the book would have been four words. Get. Your. Numbers. Up.

    Seriously. The entire premise of this book is: do whatever it takes, talk to as many people as possible, go out on as many dates as possible, even if you're not interested or your beliefs don't aline just go out anyways. If you go on enough date eventually one of them is bound to be one worth keeping. Hahaha, Thanks for the help.

    This book gives no advice on how to actually get a date with someone whom you already believe might be worth keeping, or how to evaluate if a date is worth keeping.

    The Performance rating is based on Adam Black's job at reading/ narrating the book. He did a fine job, it was very listenable.

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    Typical Henry Cloud Book

    Another typical Henry Cloud book. It's amazing to me that he can have How to in the title of his book without actually having to tell anyone how to do something. He only ever tells people what to do. For instance, the whole book revolves around the symptoms of codependence being bad for dating and the best he can do is say don't do that. Hey, thanks Henry! I never thought about doing that! Any other brain busters? Maybe instead you could try telling is HOW to erect boundaries, have an identity, to esteem ourselves and not rely on others, and how to be assertive. Nah, you're right, that's too much like a How-To book for you I guess...

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    Helpful and eye opening.

    I really enjoyed this book. My counselor recommended it and it has been so helpful and eye opening in examining my dating life. I now feel like I have a healthier perspective for dating going forward. I am more hopeful than I have been in a long long time in being healthier and a better person for others to date. My approach will now be focused not on marriage but on growing as a person and simply enjoying the person for who they are and not focusing on lists and types that don't help me or the other person. I am trusting God to use the process in a way I never imagined and which I believe will be freeing and exciting and will help me grow as a Christian and better prepare me for what He has in store. I am already putting many things from the book in practice and it has been liberating to say the least. So thankful. Would love to see it in Spanish and would love to either help translate it or narrate it in Spanish.

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    • S. C. Keys
    • 01-27-15

    insightful and clear advice on dating

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book highly. I think it provides clear, realistic advice. Empowering advice. As you go throught it, the author provides the biblical basis for the advice. As a Christian I value this. I don't think, though, that it will get in the way of any non Christian enjoying, understanding and benefitting from the advice (speaking as someone who was a non Christian for a large part of my life).

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    • Moses
    • 03-25-16

    Revolutionary

    This book has been a paradigm shift for my views on dating and relationships. It has completely changed the way I approach my love life. The many lasting friendships I made with members of the opposite sex, as a result of following the program outlined in this book, has been a phenomenal and enriching experience. The lessons and insights to be found in this book are invaluable, and it is a shame that many people will enter into doomed relationships merely due to never having the chance to learn these valuable insights.