Sunday, September 21, 2014

Review: The Science of Happily Ever After by Ty Tashiro, Ph.D.

In this playful and informative exploration of the science behind how to choose a great mate, acclaimed relationship psychologist Dr. Ty Tashiro explores how to find enduring love. Dr. Tashiro translates reams of scientific studies and research data into the first book to revolutionize the way we search for love. His research pinpoints why our decision-making abilities seem to fail when it comes to choosing mates and how we can make smarter choices. 

Dr. Tashiro has discovered that if you want a lifetime of happiness—not just togetherness—it all comes down to how you choose a partner in the first place. With wit and insight, he explains the science behind finding a soul mate and distills his research into actionable tips, including: 
  • Why you get only three wishes when choosing your ideal partner. 
  • Why most people squander their wishes and end up in unfulfilling relationships. 
  • How wishing for the three traits that really matter can help you find enduring love. 
Illustrated using entertaining stories based on real-life situations and backed by scientific findings from fields such as demography, sociology, medical science and psychology, Dr. Tashiro provides an accessible framework to help singles find their happily-ever-afters.

Received for review.

Let me just start by saying that although this is supposed to be for both men and women it's clearly not.  It's really about women making intelligent decisions because it's actually women who need to change to find a husband.  I'm not trying to be mean, that's just the way it is.  The author does a good job of explaining the phenomenon with a great deal of supporting scientific evidence, but what it all boils down to is that women need to be less picky.  Men, not so much.  This really isn't a surprise, considering the book is published by Harlequin, but still.

I really liked the author's honesty and friendly writing style.  He's like the best friend everyone wants to have who will tell you the truth no matter what.  Oddly enough, after all his research, he still does believe in a happily ever after - for some people.

So, if you want the scientific evidence to reinforce what everyone already knows - that the Harrys of the world really do end up with the Charlottes - then this is perfect reading for you and I certainly recommend it.

★★★★ = Really Liked It

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