Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Real Men Don't Text by Ruthie and Michael Dean (Review)

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 3, 2013)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414386676

 Welcome to dating in the digital world—where phone conversations followed by dinner and a movie have been replaced by last-minute texts, ambiguous relationships, and vague group hangouts.

While technology makes it faster and easier to connect than ever before, it has also created confusion . . . And heartbreak.

Ruthie and Michael Dean have heard the same story from thousands of women: the disappearing men, the cryptic messages, the disappointing relationships, and the false intimacy of on-screen connection.

In a no-holds-barred narrative style, the husband-and-wife team chronicles their dating mishaps, hilarious attempts to find love, and many mistakes—helping women understand just what men are thinking and how to attract Mr. Right.

Real Men Don’t Text offers game-changing perspectives, bringing a fresh approach to love, sex, and dating. You don’t need to spend one more night staring at a phone screen. It’s time to take back your love life.

My Review:

This was an interesting book about the effect of text messaging on dating relationships. The authors are basically saying its a lazy way to communicate in a romantic relationship. Text can be misleading and the other person is not there for you to read their body language and other signals. I agree with them although I really do not like talking on the phone. It is easy to read and understand. The husband and wife team that wrote take turns giving their point of views from their s*x although it ends up geared more toward females. There were a few statements that bothered me. I thought some of Michael's comments were a little sexist. Also the faith aspect does not show up until the second half and then the author's tell people to skip that part if it makes them uncomfortable. They share a little from their own relationship throughout the book. If you like this genre then you might like this book.

 Ruthie and Michael Dean grew up just down the street from one another, but not being fans of convenience, they fell in love long-distance while Ruthie lived in China and Michael lived in Germany. Now happily married, the Deans love to run, take advantage of Sunday coffee dates (without technology), and can often be spotted driving around Nashville in Michael's classic Ford truck. You can learn more about Michael and Ruthie, and share your own stories of dating, love, and romance on Ruthie's blog,, or on Twitter @MichaelDean10 or@Ruthie_Dean

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