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Kevin C. Hampton said in August 17th, 2010 at 5:40 am    

It was not as complete as I had hoped, but added satire as I learned how to accept and move on with my life regarding my sexuality.
Rating: 4 / 5

simon said in August 17th, 2010 at 8:14 am    

I have always felt like an outsider looking in. For the world, gay community, work etc, I was always the odd man out. I thought I was missing that special something that connected everyone to each other. I saw this book and thought, what the heck, let’s try to be a part of the big picture for once!

My first thoughts: Is this book a parody and it was mislabeled? If you are a total shut in and have no idea at all on how to interact with another human Not using your genitals, then perhaps this book is for you. Nothing in here at all was new. It was a list of common sense skills people should have and be using to treat each other with respect. This book is in no way worth anything to anyone. If you have got something out of this read, wow. I congratulate you. Though another read more on self help and self analysis would prove to be a better investment of your money and your time. Check out “The Art of Happiness” it isn’t a book that will teach you how to nail a guy, but it will show you how to be a better person. Someone people will be drawn to, due to the fact you are truly happy and understanding of yourself.

Bottom line, this book is not worth the paper it was written on. Keep looking and I wish you the best of luck out there, I know it is rough.
Rating: 1 / 5

Matt Steiner said in August 17th, 2010 at 10:18 am    

I like this book. It was very eye opening. As a man just coming out It helped me with alot of my hangups.
Rating: 3 / 5

Amos Lassen said in August 17th, 2010 at 11:15 am    

Sullivan, Jim. “Boyfriend 101: A Gay Guy’s Guide to Dating, Romance and Finding True Love”, Villard, 2003.

Looking for Mr. Right

Amos Lassen

Jim Sullivan is a professional counselor and he gives us advice spiced with anecdotes as he directs about finding Mr. Right. He treats us as beginners and starts with small steps such as opening lines. He gives us three pages of the qualities a Mr. Right should have as well as suggested locations for meeting other men. He also tells us what not to say on the first date or even early on. The advice is constructive and he even goes into dating men who are HIV positive and dealing with internalized homophobia as well as topics that can be discussed when looking for a partner.

This is a great book for those that have trouble dating–it has practical suggestions and is good for the new dater or the seasoned butterfly. Many of us fall in love without considering what we are really looking for in a partner and have no idea about how to expand our social network. He even teaches us how to write a personal ad

or computer profile. There is a lot of good information for everyone and all of us can improve our dating skills, At first I thought that Sullivan was a bit pretentious but I soon realized that this was a way of putting wit into the subject. It’s a good book for a quick read and who knows–the reader can really learn something.

Rating: 4 / 5

Ronald said in August 17th, 2010 at 12:47 pm    

I bought this book somewhat out of curiosity and some because of the other reviews. Well I can tell you what it is is a great book to use to both understand what you are doing right in the dating world, but also what you are doing wrong!! I highly recommend it and have already been doing that to my friends.
Rating: 5 / 5

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