Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BLOG TOUR / REVIEW FOR - DATING NEVER WORKS...UNTIL IT DOES - BY ZACK OATES


WELCOME TO MY STOP ON THIS FUN TOUR

pic and description taken from tour site

DESCRIPTION:

Tired of mixed messages, confusing signals, and of playing the dating game? Dating expert Zack Oates has experienced it all in this comical guide that will keep you happy and laughing. Perfect for audiences in dating situations of all kinds, these encouraging steps will help you find your celestial mate.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I am not in the dating world any more which I am very thankful for.  I decided to join this tour because I do have a daughter that is in the dating world.  I thought it would be fun to read the "mans" point of view on dating.  This book was a lot of fun.  It was like Oates was sitting in the room with you having a discussion on how he got to where he is today.  It's entertaining, and a great "guide" to dating.

This book has so many great ideas for dating.  There are so many things in this book I tell my kids all the time, and it was fun to see another perspective.  He is so funny in this book.  One of his headings says "Dating is like passing gas - if you try too hard, it hurts".  I laughed so hard.

There is a lot of great advice in this book.  Some of them are.....

"Don't worry why they waited an extra five minutes to text you back, but just be grateful you are texting.  Enjoy the process and try not to get caught up in the details" (why do girls always make everything so important while dating, and forget to enjoy the ride).

"...if you never leave the safety of the friend zone, you'll never have anything but friends."  (too many kids now a days just want to "hang out" instead of breaching the "friend zone").

There is a quote in the book from Tony Robbins that Oates heard in a conference.  He was talking about a change of perspective...."...Nothing in the world changed in the last five minutes besides your perspective.  The positive attitude to succeed is completely up to you"

I really enjoy the date ideas at the end.  I am an old married woman but never too old to date my husband.  Plus, that is part of the "working" on my relationship.  

This really is a great book.  Even if you are not in the dating world anymore, there are some great ideas on ways to work on your relationship.  Marriage is work.  Sometimes it's hard and sometimes it's not, but it's work.  I am sure it took all of us going through many "duds" to get to our "Prince Charming's".   Take some advice from Oates, and read this book.  You will enjoy it so much.

Source:  I was given this book as part of a blog tour.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

MY RATING:



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Zack Oates
pic taken from www.bowlofoates.com and bio taken from tour page


Zack Oates is an entrepreneur, hot tubber, and blogger. He has started six businesses, which have been featured in Wired Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has an MBA from BYU with an emphasis in innovation and a bachelor’s in advertising and marketing. He was voted one of the top 100 entrepreneurs by VSpring Capital and received first place at the largest university business plan competition in the world (over 800 teams participated). After living in Ukraine for two years serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he started a nonprofit in 2008 called Courage to Hope, which works with victims of domestic violence in Ukraine. In addition to being a finalist and then “Love Guru” on the Mormon Bachelor and Bachelorette, he has an inspiration and dating blog called Bowl of Oates..

A SPECIAL THANKS TO:

for allowing me to be part of this tour!