With exercises, practical tools, and inspiring stories, Deeper Dating will guide you on a journey to find the love—and personal fulfillment—you long for
Lose weight. Be confident. Keep your partner guessing. At the end of the day, this soulless approach to dating doesn't lead to love but to insecurity and desperation. In Deeper Dating, Ken Page presents a new path to love. Out of his decades of work as a psychotherapist and his own personal struggle to find love, Page teaches that the greatest magnet for real love lies in our "Core Gifts"—the places of our deepest sensitivity, longing, and passion.
Deeper Dating guides us to discover our own Core Gifts and empowers us to express them with courage, generosity, and discrimination in our dating life. When we do this, something miraculous happens: we begin to attract people who love us for who we are, we become more self-assured and emotionally available, and we lose our taste for relationships that chip away at our self-esteem. Without losing a pound, changing our hairstyle, or buying a single new accessory, we find healthy love moving closer . . . Deeper Dating integrates the best of human intimacy theory with timeless spiritual truths and translates them into a practical, step-by-step process.
In this optimistic guide to finding love, noted psychotherapist Page rejects the dating mantras commonly found in magazines and dating guides how to come across as more confident, how to look better, how to get more dates in favor of a more grounded approach to finding intimacy. He aims to help readers discover their own "Core Gifts" and start relationships with others who value those qualities. Page suggests that such help is necessary because people so often conceal their most valuable traits in order to preempt criticism and rejection. He goes on to offer suggestions about how people can find their ideal romantic partner, which range from tapping into one's pool of connections to acting with bravery and honesty in everyday situations. Readers will find Page's advice somewhat self-evident, but that's in many ways the beauty of it intimacy can't be achieved through any magic pill, but rather through plenty of introspection, hard work, and openness. What readers will gain most from this self-help manual is Page's sincere belief in love and his conviction that loving partnership really can be achieved.