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De-mystify dating once and for all! Dr. Henry Cloud addresses common dating issues and presents a "how to" guide for getting to know yourself and your date, so you can find (and keep) the love of your life.

Let's face it - dating isn't always fun. But starting today, 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 audiobook 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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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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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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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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I love the way that Cloud and Townsend apply practical advice and observational data to their books. I purchased this after reading Boundaries and wanted to hear what they had to say about dating, I was hoping it would touch on keeping things going in marriage- it did not. Overall good book, good reading performance.

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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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Good, Sensible Advice ... just wish that the Age References would expand beyond the 30 Something

Would love to see another book that addresses to a wider ‘age’ audiences. There are more ‘singles’ in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond today.

Good listen overal. Thanks!

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Paradigm-Shifting Insight

I was definitely one of those people who dated for the sole purpose of getting married. Thus far, I’ve had two very serious relationships—and the last one ended after being engaged for six months with two months until our wedding. After I heal, I’m more than ready to start implementing this advice and find out what I really want in a guy—and to grow and have a lot of fun along the way! Thank you for writing this book and giving me hope.

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Great book to reset your mindset and get to know people differently than the way I've done in the past, a much healthier way mind you. I'm listening for the second time because I feel I need a reminder.

One criticism that is insignificant: "She was looking for someone creative and organized. How often do you see that in the same person? Almost never." We're called engineers than you very much. But other than that, I will keep listening, it's been such a great help.

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  • 04-19-21

I would recommend to my single friends

I have already shared with a friend. Puts a lot of things in to perspective.

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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.