I Love You, Nice to Meet You

A Guy and a Girl Give the Lowdown on Coupling Up

By Lori Gottlieb; Kevin Bleyer
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312340087, 288pp.)

Publication Date: May 30, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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A hilarious, razor-sharp look at the mating rituals of the dating species. Lori and Kevin are smart, honest, funny thirtysomething hopeless romantics who--despite their best efforts--are still single. They've seen it all in the dating wars and come back from the front with plenty of emotional scar tissue. Like romance anthropologists, they deconstruct every key moment in the life cycle of a relationship from what the fake purse grab really means when the check comes to who gets "home couch advantage" in couples therapy.  In this book, get both the male and female perspectives on:
* Fighting etiquette (is all fair in love and war?)
* Voicemail message analysis. ("Hi, it's who?")
* Body hair (where, why, and how much?)* Blind dates (are your good friends good pimps?).
* How to identify (and avoid) freaks
* To cry or not to cry (if you're a guy) in front of a woman.
* Terms of adorement (should you save the pet names for your dog?)
* Cheating (without actually cheating)
* Knowing when a relationship is really over (or: Whether it's better to dump or be dumped)
* And much, much more.
I Love You, Nice to Meet You is a hilarious and eye-opening collection of "anecdates" from a guy and a girl who just want to find the one, but--lucky for you--they haven't. 

About the Author

KEVIN BLEYER is a writer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Previously, he was a writer for "Dennis Miller" and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher."  He lives in New York City.
LORI GOTTLIEB is the author of national best-seller Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self, and a regular commentator on NPR. A journalist and columnist, she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, People, Elle, and Glamour.  She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Praise For I Love You, Nice to Meet You

"I laughed and then I laughed again…then my stomach hurt and I was glad I was married!"
--Greg Behrendt, New York Times bestselling author of He's Just Not That Into You "The best new funny book about dating on Planet Earth, perhaps in the entire universe, and certainly in the Milky Way.  Even Tolstoy and God together couldn't write something as funny and cool and weird and wonderful as this."--Molly Jong-Fast, author of Normal Girl and The Sex Doctors in the Basement "Funny, affecting, blunt, and useful."
--Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

"The funniest book about dating to date."
--Valerie Frankel, author of Hex and the Single Girl  "Sure, chivalry died.  But it got replaced by something much funnier-and luckily, Lori Gottlieb and Kevin Bleyer are here to describe it."--Jenny Lyn Bader, coauthor of He Meant She Meant: The Definitive Male/Female Dictionary "For lonely urban singles, here- finally- is a warm, witty companion to crawl into bed with at night.  The bad news is, it's a book.  The good news is, I Love You, Nice to Meet You is very funny, only costs a low one-time fee, and won't call you regularly at 1 A.M. 'just to say hi' (I forgot in which chapter, but it's covered).  Shake up a Cosmo for one and enjoy."--Sandra Tsing Loh, author of A Year in Van Nuys 

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