I can think of at least three people that need to read this.--xpost Raw Hayley Di Marco is the best-selling author of over 30 books, including God Girl, Mean Girls, and Die Young.
She and her husband, Michael, run Hungry Planet, a company focused on producing books that combine hard-hitting biblical truth with cutting-edge design in Nashville, Tennessee.
It's a basic how-to manual for dating, done with the usual Di Marco humorous style and visual flair.
They discuss flirting, making a good first impression, and their idea of male and female romantic roles (man pursues, woman responds).
When I found this in a box recently, I decided to read it cover to cover for a laugh.
I am married after all, no longer needing dating advice.
Turns out, if you can get past some of the more silly sections and the undercurrent of christian dogma, it is actually CHOCK FULL OF GOOD ADVICE.
It is 90% common sense, but having it written out in a humorous manner all in one location is nice.Michael coauthored Marriable with Hayley, has worked in publisher relations, and is general manager of Hungry Planet. But when there's chemistry, shared passions, and good conversation, it's better than a ride on my Harley.The ambiguity makes me wish there were a better way to get a spouse.If that's your deal, then get thee hence to a Joshua Harris book and leave us infidels to our sad fate)."The Art of the First Date" is one of a two-book (so far) series of small-sized relational guides from Hayley and Michael Di Marco.The other is "The Art of Rejection," which I enjoyed along with their earlier book, "Marriable." So I figured I'd check this one out as well.First dates can be nerve-racking and exciting at the same time.