Friday, February 10, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Dating Never Works...Until it Does by Zack Oates

Dating Never Works...Until It Does, by Zack Oates
2016, 176p, LDS Non-Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

Tired of mixed messages, confusing signals, and of playing the dating game? Dating expert Zack Oates has experienced it all in this comical guide that will keep you happy and laughing. Perfect for audiences in dating situations of all kinds, these encouraging steps will help you find your celestial mate.

I've been out of the dating scene for over 20 years so normally a book like this wouldn't appeal to me at all. However, when I read the author's email, I could feel his enthusiasm and excitement so I quickly agreed to read it. I also have children that will soon be entering the dating world and thought this might be a good resource for them.

This is a fun book to read! I felt like I was having a conversation with the author and loved his sense of humor. He went on a lot of dates and has lots of material to work with. He's open about what worked well for him and what didn't. The internet, cell phones and texting weren't around when I was single so it was interesting to read how that plays into the dating scene these days.

It was interesting to read a book on dating from the male perspective. I have to say that I don't share his passion for hot tubbing, haha. There's a bonus with some fun, creative, inexpensive date ideas at the end. The final chapter is a must read and contains his best advice. This is an entertaining book that isn't just for singles--those who are married will enjoy it as well!

About the author:

Zack Oates is an entrepreneur, hot tubber, and blogger. He has started six businesses, which have been featured in Wired Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has an MBA from BYU with an emphasis in innovation and a bachelor’s in advertising and marketing. He was voted one of the top 100 entrepreneurs by VSpring Capital and received first place at the largest university business plan competition in the world (over 800 teams participated). After living in Ukraine for two years serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he started a nonprofit in 2008 called Courage to Hope, which works with victims of domestic violence in Ukraine. In addition to being a finalist and then “Love Guru” on the Mormon Bachelor and Bachelorette, he has an inspiration and dating blog called Bowl of Oates.

Tour Schedule:

February 2: Rockin’ Book Reviews || Julie Coulton Bellon


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