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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in So Many Ways, June 27, 2015
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This review is from: Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life (Kindle Edition)
I just read this book again for a second time. I enjoyed it even more this time. This book doesn't trash dating as a useless, antiquated activity. Rather it helps us examine what it is we really want out of our partnerships and be critical of the mass commercialization of romance and marriage.

This books has helped me look at dating as a more fluid, less restrictive process. I really appreciate it.

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2.0 out of 5 stars There is a message here, but rather lost, September 20, 2013
Frank Langben (Stockton CA) - See all my reviews
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I really wanted this to be a great -- or even very good -- book, since it came to me highly recommended. But it's not a great or very good book.
The title is "Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining your Love Life." Yes, titles need to have a zing to bring sales. More accurate subtitles would be, "Why Stereotypical Ideas of Gender are Ruining Your Love Life" or "Why Feminism is NOT Ruining Your Love Life," or even "Why Being Marginalized is Cool."
The book has extensive citations, but it has no bibliography or index.
Mukhopadhyay says that society's expectation that conventional relationships lead to happiness puts pressure on women to be in conventional relationships, when sometimes conventional relationships don't lead to happiness. She advocates niceness and stability rather than legality and permanence.
She writes that John Gray's book, "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," is "(out)dated now." Why? Does a book's age make it outdated? She says Gray "gave us a new... Read more

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, February 18, 2015
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