10 Essential Books about Love, Dating & Relationships

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10 Essential Books for Learning About Love, Dating & Relationships by MeetMindful


Looking for some just-right literature on romance? We’ve got the list for you! These books about love are must-reads for anyone navigating the dating world.

When it comes to the complicated subject of love, we can’t always trust out instincts to let us know that we are doing everything right. From having a crush to dating to trying to maintain a relationship, there are always points in a person’s love life where they need a little helping hand to guide them in the right direction. If you are the kind of person that likes to dive head first in to a book about love and dating, then there is no better place to start than with this top ten list.

1. Are You The One For Me? by Barbara De Angelis

Any book by Barbara De Angelis is a good place to start; she is often regarded as one of the founding mothers of relationship self-help literature. This particular book is one of her best sellers, and it leaves no stone unturned in the discussion of why exactly we fall for the people that we fall for. Barbara knows a thing or two, and the book can do wonders for helping you find the person who is most right for you.

2. Mars And Venus On A Date by John Gray

If you are interested in the age old comparison between men and women and Mars and Venus, then this book will interest you with its exploration of just how differently male and female energies approach dating. John Gray aims to teach you how to succeed with your (potential) other half by helping you to navigate what he thinks are the five stages of dating.

3. Why HimWhy Her? by Helen Fisher

This international best seller by Helen Fisher takes things from a slightly different, more scientific approach than many other love advice books. Fisher writes about there being four love types, and she explains how they click with one another and how they differ. This book is a favorite of many as it contains a lot more refreshing optimism than others.

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

This is a hugely entertaining book about a journalist who examines why she is still single at 41. From online dating to matchmaking to speed-dating and more, Gottlieb gives an insight in to the tough world of dating for a middle aged woman, a really interesting read with some surprisingly dark and revelatory moments.

5. How To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You by Leil Lowndes

Lowndes is something of a communication expert, and her book aims to teach a person all of the appropriate social skills to be able to make somebody fall in love with them. The advice is backed up with research, and many of the author’s tips include information about body language, eye contact, giving compliments and the art of flirting. When it comes to dating, all the small things matter!

6. He’s Just Not That Into You by by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

One of the more famous relationship self-help books on the market, He’s Just Not That Into You gives a comedians perspective on the dating game, and lays down a short and simple concept that many women might find it hard to accept: if he isn’t pulling his weight and stepping up to the plate, then perhaps it might be time for you to move on instead of trying to fix him!

7. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

The popular comedian teams up with a respected sociologist in this book to provide an entertaining look at the modern dating landscape and all of the unique problems that can arise from trying to find your soulmate in today’s cynical society.

8. I Suck At Relationships So You Don’t Have To by Bethenny Frankel

The best selling author and self made business woman gives her signature take on all things romance and dating in this book filled with candid personal stories and priceless advice that will stand you in good stead to avoid her mistakes!

9. Deeper Dating by Ken Page

This book offers some great insight in to dropping the corny powers of seduction that you think are effective, and tapping to the power that true intimacy and affection can bring to a relationship. Super interesting and gives you a completely fresh perspective on romance.

10. Real Love, Right Now by Kailen Rosenberg

Well-qualified through her position as resident love expert on the Oprah Winfrey Network because Kailen’s book aims to help you let go of all the baggage that is holding you back from finding true love. She even lays out a 30-day plan that will ensure you are completely love ready in a month.