I believe the book was right on time for today’s dating scene. With online dating and social media, it’s easy to get involved with someone that you really don’t know or really didn’t qualify – meaning you didn’t do the work to see if the potential partner has the qualities you are looking for or has the mental capacity to be present in a committed relationship.
I loved the fact that book emphasized the necessity of men stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for their actions in relationships. You rarely see that. Self-help books, blogs etc. always advise the woman to be the super sleuths to find out all she can about the potential mate and make sure that she guards her hart. Yes, I agree that women still have to be diligent in guarding her heart but I do feel strongly that men have an important role in protecting her as well has his heart as well. I believe it’s high time that men and women start acting like adults when it comes to pursuing relationships, say and do what you mean.
Lastly, I felt that when the author demonstrated that the principles in this book work by revealing he went back and made it right with his college sweetheart. That shows the reader that by doing the work, loving yourself and being open to the process you can actually have solid relationships.