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Women: gain control and confidence in your love lives and find the relationship you want with this modern, life-changing guide from the certified sex educator, intimacy expert, and YouTube personality. Certified sexologist and intimacy coach Shan Boodram—the most sought-after sex educator on the internet—is about to change all that. In this essential how-to guide, she addresses the realities of life today—when the rules of love and attraction are fluid—and teaches a group of young women how to become master daters in just sixty days.
It starts with you. Shan makes clear that love and self-discovery go hand in hand—your dating life is just as much about you as it is about other people. She challenges you to look inside yourself for what you want out of a partner, a relationship and, most important, yourself. Once you figure out what you want from dating, she shows you exactly how to get it. From learning love languages to debunking dating myths, she helps women build knowledge and confidence.
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Apps like Tinder and Bumble are supposed to foster connection, but instead serve as a reminder of how painfully Women: gain control and confidence in your love lives and find the relationship you want with this modern, life-changing guide from the certified sex educator, intimacy expert, and YouTube personality. Apps like Tinder and Bumble are supposed to foster connection, but instead serve as a reminder of how painfully single we are.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please up. To ask other readers questions about The Game of Desireplease up. Is this book meant mostly for women? Kind of seems that way Mark Cerney The book is about the author teaching six women how to date, she goes in great detail starting with her subjects getting to know themselves and workin …more The book is about the author teaching six women how to date, she goes in great detail starting with her subjects getting to know themselves and working their way outward.
It feels very centered around by a woman, for for women. I have received no indication that this is or will give men any insight on dating directly; although i'm only on chapter 5 at this time. See 1 question about The Game of Desire…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list ».
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort game of desire. Sep 26, Meghan Hughes rated it it was amazing. That was my favorite part! Shan is someone I have enjoyed watching on YouTube for many reasons, but this book made the 1 reason as clear as day!
She does not beat around the bush, point you in a bad direction, or spare your feelings. Go find you some! You deserve it! View 1 comment. Jul 21, Leonicka rated it it was amazing Shelves: adultdiversecanadianself-help. I've followed Shan's work for years so I knew I liked her style and approach. I was most surprised by how much she still could teach me! I read the book in a single afternoon and will definitely go back to do the program at my own pace to see if I can replicate the stellar her group of women had. Aug 06, Carly rated it it was ok. I really wanted to like this book, but it fell flat for me.
Game of desire it was honestly like watching a movie, when the trailer has already shown you all the best parts. Aug 02, Mary Beth rated it liked it Shelves: non-fictionread-in Some of the advice given felt very specific to people who live in big cities like L.
The crazy feminist side of me bristled a little at the idea of reading a book about dating, but the great thing is that this is actually way more than just a book about dating. Or they waste a lot of time and heartbreak trying to figure it out.
Jul 28, Charlotte Luzuka rated it it was amazing. I had no clue what to expect because I had only planned on getting the book next year.
Regret that at all. It was such a great listen. So easy to follow. Defo gave me food for thought to share with my therapist and get me on to the right p I had no clue what to expect because I had only planned on getting the book next year. Defo gave me food for thought to share with my therapist and get me on to the right path for change. Now we just need a version for men to work through their issues and our world will be a little better. Jul 25, Lineal rated it it was amazing. What I love about this book is how wholesome Shan Boody is in her advices.
She doesn't have any rigid idea of gender and doesn't spend time on the pittiness of Cosmo-esque dating advices, like waiting to text people or playing hard to get. Also, she emphasizes the importance to set expectations Instead she advocates for embracing your boldest self and finding your way to seduce others. She's a pioneer I hope more of us will follow to seduce first ourselves and then the people we chose to : Fina What I love about this book is how wholesome Shan Boody is game of desire her advices. She's a pioneer I hope more of us will follow to seduce first ourselves and then the people we chose to : Finally, the writing's is much better than in self-help books and definitely doesn't feel stretched, if anything I wish the book would be longer!
Keep up the good work and I hope I get the chance to meet you one day! May 13, Daniella rated it really liked it. Actually going to reread this one to get the full picture. But wow this was juicy and so insightful. Shannon did a fantastic job researching and thoroughly conducting an experiment. Aug 03, Valerie rated it really liked it. I'll preface this by saying I've been following the author, Shannon Boodram aka Shan Boody, online for several years so I'm definitely not an unbiased reader.
Additionally, I started this book about a month after starting a new ish relationship so it felt like a low stakes investment of my time on the specific subject matter. Even with these caveats in mind, what I enjoyed most about this was though it is centered on dating, many of the concepts shared in The Game of Desire are absolutely appli I'll preface this by saying I've been game of desire the author, Shannon Boodram aka Shan Boody, online for several years so I'm definitely not an unbiased reader.
Even with these caveats in mind, what I enjoyed most about this was though it is centered on dating, many of the concepts shared in The Game of Desire are absolutely applicable to connecting with humans in general. Throughout the book, Boodram shares many hypotheses and findings in a format that's easy to grasp while also being entertaining to follow along with, an attribute helped a lot by the parameters under which this longterm experiment occurred.
You get to know women going through the process of putting her theories into practice which adds a "real life" element to the read. I definitely wouldn't consider myself someone who dates a lot mostly by choicebut reading this book made it sound much more enjoyable than the stories I've heard from many of my more active friends and made me much more interested in doing so than I ever had been before.
If you're feeling disappointed, disheartened, or discouraged by the idea of dating, this book could be just the remedy you need. And even if you're not, it's still an entertaining read to through. Sep 02, Tiara Giles rated it it was amazing. Good and interesting I really liked this book. There were interesting activities that you could do that truly help you learn about yourself.
This book isn't about learning how to please and attract a ificant other. It's about knowing who you are, what you want and being confident enough to push yourself and go after what you want whether this game of desire love or a career.
But to always remember to love and take care of you. Jul 31, Sieara DeLone rated it really liked it. Indispensable information that everyone who wants to connect with other humans need. Shan is funny and honest. Afraid to show our light. This book shows us how to come into our own.
Sep 09, Rachel rated it really liked it. I got this book as a gift after a guy I had been dating for almost six months broke up with me. What I found far surpassed that. Not only was this book well researched and chock full of actionable advice, but it was also really dare I say inspiring.
The fact that Shan le you through her process with her test pilot group makes her instructions tangible and accessible, because I think most readers can probably see aspects of themselves exhibited in at least a few, if not most, of the participants.
It feels very freeing to realize that personal relationships are a game as the title suggests; not in the way a game is something shallow and unimportant, but in the way a game is something you need to know the rules and tricks of well to be good at.
Oct 08, Rachel Mendez rated it it was amazing. I've followed Shannon by watching her videos for some years now, and this book is literally a compilation of the greatest things she teaches in an ordered, digestable treat! The book goes game of desire beyond the title; it's a kick up the ass to be introspective, understand yourself better, figure out what makes you tick, then building the courage and skills necessary to go out to get what you want! For me, it's serving as a component on my "figuring myself out" journey which is a constant oneand I woul I've followed Shannon by watching her videos for some years now, and this book is literally a compilation of the greatest things she teaches in an ordered, digestable treat!
For me, it's serving as a component on my "figuring myself out" journey which is a constant oneand I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants the same. I would further recommend it to those looking to take the driver's seat in building meaningful connections in whatever way that looks for them! I adore the pride Shannon takes in her work and the love she pours into it.
This book truly is a reflection of that, and then some. Major love and respect to her and the participants! Aug 07, Mark Cerney rated it liked it.
First things first, there is very, very, very limited male influence in this book; so as a male, you might not get anything out of this book. For everyone else, though, this is a solid read, that gives you a solid foundation to work with and lightly visits them with practical application. The Good: This book visits dating from the perspective of someone who is dating today, talking about topics such as: Gender Pronouns, flattering selfies, short meaningful conversations, honesty, and most import First things first, there is very, very, very limited male influence in this book; so as a male, you might not get anything out of this book.
The Good: This book visits dating from the perspective of someone who is dating today, talking about topics such as: Gender Pronouns, flattering selfies, short meaningful conversations, honesty, and most importantly empowerment in a post metoo society.
The author weaves 5 starts with 6 girls into a solid single narrative that shows their growth both dramatically and not so, the best part about these girls is, one look at them shows you how normal they are, it's awesome to see the author didn't choose Instagram Chicks to work with, she chose a set of girls that her readers can easily relate to The Bad: The book lightly touches topics that really need a good solid conversation such as: App's, what happens when the date goes bad, casual sex, how to tailor your dating habit to someone new, alternative lifestyles poly, Swing, Open, etc It would've been game of desire to see the author use the 5 starts with 6 girls each as a centerpiece to display a topic, as even by the time the book ends we don't know much about them, so use them sparingly as to simply display something, like Deshawn as a centerpiece to talk about APP's or Stephanie to talk about what happens when things go bad, etc I also think by setting this to one very specific audience, young women in a large city between the ages of 23 and 39, she had narrowed the focus so much that the readers will need to find good information rather than receive it.
As a male there is good information to listen to in order to respect the game she is preaching, but it tells me more about how women are trying to manipulate the game rather than how we can work together to make the game even and productive.
To summarize, if your young, single game of desire want some good game, check Shan's book out, if you aren't those Let me just say, I am taken. However, I still read this book because I follow Shannon but also, I had a feeling I could still get something out of it. Wow, did I learn. The first phase of this book is all about introspection and I absolutely loved it. I learned so much about myself and for the exes portion, I still went through it with my boyfriend and me if it applied and it really solidified why we have been able to be together for so long.Game of desire
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The Game of Desire: 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance - and Getting What You Want