Jane austen online dating
Not that it mattered since most of the examples didn't really make sense anyways. This is a fun book, giving dating advice based on Jane Austen's characters' flaws and strengths, good and bad relationships, Henderson's thoughts on how and why they work, and modern relationships that have undergone similar trials. As someone who hasn't dated in decades, it was not a guide for me but was very clever and sensible as well. In one chapter it highlighted the point that you should not play hard to get and try to appear hard to resist. Granted, there is still the odd bit of hypocrisy/contradiction that comes with just about any set of rules, but on the whole it is still much preferable to them.
I enjoyed reading it tremendously and never thought that it is actually a self help book and dating guides! I am a firm believer that Jane Austen was a great and wise observer of life and character and that her wisdom transcends time, and so I enjoyed the parts of the book looking at her work.
She calls herself a “modern” woman, but can’t wrap her head around the idea of a date springing from something else than an formal invitation by the guy (and I fear to ask how she might think about same gender dates).
But truth is although there’s a plethora of rubbish in that field they can be vastly entertaining.
I was startled when I saw there's actually a quiz at the end of the book to see what kind of heroine you are and a summary of all Jane's novels, and character analysis of romantic character. Hah, funny how things like quizzes really affect me how I want to be one of Jane's heroine!
However, I didn't so much like the analysis of modern-day dating scenarios or setting out of actual rules which, like I said, contradicted themselves at times.
In the book you look at their relationships, personalities, and why it did or did not work out. It was more of a discussion of all the romantic characters in all six of Jane Austen's lovely novels. Some of them are very helpful such as "If you like someone, make it clear that you do." In the chapter it stresses the point that you should not play hard to get and try to appear unavailable. Each chapter has three references from three different novels, then like 6 stories about people in real situations in today's world. I'm also 90% positive that the majority of the "real life" examples were ma This was not a good book. Have faith I enjoyed reading it tremendously and never thought that it is actually a self help book and dating guides! But now that I know the truth, I am absolutely mortified and panic-strickenly creating theories about what must be running through the head of my charity-shop co-worker who served me when I bought this.
In the book you look at their relationships, personalities, and why it did or did not work out. The author stresses that the world has changed since Jane Austen's time, yet the fundamental principals of falling in love are the same. I'm not sure if it was the incongruity of using principles from Jane Austen to justify very modern sexual behaviors or if it was the fact that a good amount of information about Austen's books was wrong (the Crawfords came to the neighborhood of Mansfield Park to visit their half-sister NOT their aunt. Say for instance - 'Oh so the wee lamb is interested in snagging a man but having trouble going about it!Overall, this book was an ok read and I enjoyed the insight on Austen's characters, and the opportunity to look at them from a different angle.