Modern Dating: A Field Guide (Paperback)

A Field Guide

By Chiara Atik, Brian Schechter (Foreword by), Aaron Schildkrout (Foreword by)

Harlequin, 9780373892778, 221pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013



From the creators of the popular online dating site comes the definitive guide for navigating the modern dating world.
The single woman is having a moment. In the worlds of work, personal finances, and education, women are more successful than ever before. When it comes to dating, they're happy to take their time exploring lots of different relationships before deciding if they want to settle down. Women today, like the generations of women before them, want to fall in love. But they want it to happen organically, at its own pace, and with the right person.
Rather than listing a set of "rules," Modern Dating offers advice on modern challenges, like how to send a relatively unembarrassing sext, how to create a failproof first date idea, and how to make sure you're getting into a relationship for the right reasons. Instead of telling you How to Win a Husband in Just 3 Easy Steps , it will gently guide you through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually like, from one-night stands, to confusing texts and emails, to your first online date.
Frank, funny, and totally relatable, this is a book that really gets at how women are dating todaythe ideal travel companion for your dating life. The only rule is that there are no rules, but this book will be there for guidance, or just for laughs, every step of the way.

About the Author

Chiara Atik is a writer and blogger recently described by Gawker as The Girl You Wish You Knew When You Moved to New York. Her writing has been featured on,, The Hairpin,, and Yahoo Shine. She was New York editor of and has been writing about dating for HowAboutWe since 2010."