Monday, March 14, 2011

Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb

What do you think of this title? It caught my attention.

The writer decides to research why, after years and years of searching, she had never found Mr. Right.

She takes a look at her dating habits and expectations, and she also examines the expectations of single women around her. A pattern she notices is that women in their 20s end perfectly good relationships because they think that there might be something more, something better next time. As they age, there are fewer and fewer available men, and the men start carrying more baggage (and kids) with them.

She also consults dating experts and matchmakers to try and figure out what she is doing wrong. She reconsiders her ideal of a man, and tries to change her expectations to match what might be more realistic.

This book was quite interesting to read and I wanted to talk about it a lot. The content was somewhat repetitive and disorganized, but I enjoyed the stories. It made me think back to what I was looking for in a husband, and how realistic (or unrealistic?) I was.

Recommended...this book is good food for thought for both the married and single.

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