As a dating/relationship author and online advisor I'm always interested in what others have to say about this popular subject. So when this book appeared I went out and bought it right away.
First off, I think that this is a good book that most young women will enjoy reading. Since we already know so much about these authors in a dating sense (we visited their homes and met their families!), it makes for interesting reading.
Bachelor II was my favorite in the series because there were actually high expectations that this format would work. Since then the romance/reality angle was become overworked and I think Trista and Ryan finally burned us out.
But I think these women have something interesting to say. After all, they are intelligent women who have probably been obsessed with the dating subject for a few years now. Some of the highlights include:
• Look Beyond Looks: Looks have become less important for me. I don't care if he's on the cover of GQ magazine, if doesn't treat me well, what's that? Nothing.
• Pump Your Own Gas: Gwen has had luck at the self-service island. "Guys will pump gas right next to me and they'll peer around and start talking. You'd be surprised how many people do that."
• Make Sure He's Single: Be wary of the separated but not divorced. Somebody's who's already in a relationship and trying to start another one would be a deal breaker.
• Watch For Family Ties: Listen to what the guy says, about his relatives. If a guy has a good connection with his mother, it says a lot. If there are problems with his family, they'll be problems for you.
I'm sure that there will be some people who want to criticize this book, but it is done in a lighthearted way and truly reflects what these women have personally experienced.