If youre looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate, this is the guide for you. Whether youre young and havent dated much or older and have been out of circulation so long youve forgotten how to flirt, dating can be intimidating. Author Dr. Joy Browne, Americas favorite psychologist, demystifies the whole dating process, from getting a date, plotting the place, and having a great time (or dealing with dud dates) to moving beyond a first date, playing it safe, and how sex can impact a budding relationship.In this new edition, Dr. Joy offers updated guidance on how to find a date, covering "speed dating," Internet dating services, and singles nights at grocery stores and other unexpected places. She delivers fresh pointers on a whole host of topics, including:Building your confidence and polishing your social selfDetermining if youre really ready to dateHow to meet and approach Mr. or Ms. IntriguingWhere to go, what to do, what to wear, and what to avoid on the first dateTaboo subjects, such as your ex, sex, politics, and religionCell phone and e-mail etiquetteMoving from dating to a successful relationship and the four stages of attachmentBreaking up (just in case Mr. or Ms. Right wasnt) and avoiding pity parties and pitfallsThe dos and donts of Internet datingDr. Joy Brownes nationally syndicated daily radio show is the longest running program of its kind. Dr. Joy has won numerous awards for her work including the American Psychological Associations Presidents Award and the Talkers Magazine award for Best Female Talk Show Host (two years in a row). She was #10 on the list of the 25 Greatest Radio Talk Show Hosts of All Time, and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts nine times. Dr. Joy can frequently be seen on television as a guest on shows such as CBS The Early Show, Oprah Winfrey and Larry King Live. Dr. Joy has authored: Its A Jungle Out There Jane, Dating for Dummies, The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life, and Getting Unstuck.Dating For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes advice for special dating situations such as long-distance relationships, office romances, single parents, senior citizens, and more. It gives you worksheets to help you objectively analyze your date expectations and evaluate a relationship. Packed with real-world wisdom, confidence boosters, and a dash of humor, this is the guide to help you get out of exile, get into dating, and perhaps even get into a meaningful relationship.