Dating secrets of the ten commandments
While you may not agree with all he has to say, Boteach is never preachy (even when stating his views about abstinence until marriage, he is firm without being close-minded).Dating Secrets is a fun yet constructive guide, and just might help you on the way to finding your soul mate.Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Ten Commandments, this book describes how to: Turn your date into a meeting of mind, body, heart, and soul Make your date feel like the happiest person in the world--because he or she has you!
But when you dig beneath the lighthearted tone, the advice is sound: listen to your date; care for him or her as you would the Sabbath, a sacred day to be honored and guarded; be generous with your compliments and slow to anger.
But this is not some biblical hellfire spoken with wrath from on high.
Rather, Boteach extrapolates the essence from each commandment and then applies it to the world of dating in a practical manner, often accompanied by the wink of an eye and a jocular elbow in the ribs.
Yes, some of his advice is commonsense, even at times downright silly ("try singing together on a date," he suggests), but many of his ideas are not only logical, they are presented in such a droll manner that you'll keep reading just to enjoy his whimsical style.
Using his own marriage and the failed dates of others as fodder, he explores the proper way to treat a date, with suggestions on what to talk about and how to behave.