How To Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe RobersonHow To Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson

How To Date Men When You Hate Men

byBlythe Roberson

Paper over Board | January 8, 2019

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From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. Blythe Roberson's sharp observational humor is met by her open-hearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives amongst other humans. She collects her crushes like ill cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures readers that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date even a date in the first place?

With sections like Real Interviews With Men About Whether Or Not It Was A Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You've Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them.

"With biting wit, Roberson explores the dynamics of heterosexual dating in the age of #MeToo"
- The New York Times

Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian whose work has been published by the New Yorker, The Onion, ClickHole, VICE Magazine, and others, and has been mentioned by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and New York Mag. She works as a researcher at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Title:How To Date Men When You Hate MenFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:288 pages, 7.92 × 6.16 × 1.01 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:Flatiron BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250193427

ISBN - 13:9781250193421


Table of Contents

Introduction 000
1. Crushes 000
It's Not About You
Boy Crazy
One-Track Mind
Interesting Topics to Think and Talk About That Are Not Some Dude You Hung Out with Two and a Half Times but Never Kissed
Blurry-Faced Crushes
Sure, Okay
Man Management
Categories for My Crush-Tracking App

2. Flirting 000
Text Interpretation
Using My Four-Year College English Degree to Close-Read Texts from Men
I Know It When I See It
Men I Thought Were Flirting with Me, and Why
Digital Flirting
Good Flirts That Work
Bad Flirts That Do Not Work
Missed Connections

3. Dating 000
Defining The Date
Ways to Make It Clear It's a Date
Good Analog Places to Meet Men
Date the Person You Want to Be in the World
Performative Chillness
Ways to Kill Time While You're Waiting to Answer a Text
Being Chill
The Rules Versus My Rules If I Wrote a Dating How-To Book
Talking To
Schrödinger's Relationship
This ISN'T a Date!

4. Psychic Wounds 000
Men Weaponizing the Bechdel Test
Scale of One to Ten
A Better Ranking Scale, for Men I Am Into
Acceptable and Nonacceptable PDA Locations
Will They or Won't They
The Best Rom-Coms of All Time and How They Ruined Me
Being Mean
Hello, Its Mr. Nasty: Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You've Got Mail
Romantic Friendship
Blah Blah Blah "My Girlfriend"
Professionally Insecure Woke Boys
Types of Men Who Are Bad
Types of Men Who Are Great

5. Getting Serious 000
"Defining" the "Relationship"
Living Together
Marriage Is Bad and I Am for Sure Going to End Up Married to the First Person Who Asks Me

6. Breaking Up 000
Love Is Fake
Rejection Is Good
Ways to Break Up with Someone You Aren't Dating
Breakup Clichés
Lines I Would Prefer Men Use When Rejecting Me
Internet Stalking
What I Am Hoping Comes Up When I Internet Stalk People
Pop Culture Anniversaries
Getting Back Together
Love Amnesia
Oh, Haha, We Used to Kiss
How to Get the Perfect Revenge Body

7. Being Single 000
Full Tree
Prose Before Bros
When You Least Expect It

8. Making Art 000
Making Art About Your Relationships
Subtweets, Arranged by Who They Are About
People Making Art About You
The Pay Is Certain

Conclusion 000
Acknowledgments 000

Editorial Reviews

"How To Date Men When You Hate Men is an incredibly funny read that was surely not written when Blythe was supposed to be working for me." - Stephen Colbert"I'm going to be that person in their 30s who says something about someone in their 20s as if I am so removed from that time period: if you are in your 20s, most things make no sense, but thank sweet baby Jesus that Blythe Roberson's How to Date Men When You Hate Men exists, and it's something I wish I had during that time. Funny, sharp, and feminist fun in a way we're led to believe isn't possible. You'll have a blast reading this and then date...or not date anyone because you are living your best single life with new best friend Roberson by your side." - Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair"Men oppress us; we also want to smooch them. Blythe manages to not only laugh at the pain of holding these two truths at once, but to find meaning, inspiration and empowerment in it. I've brought this book up in 1,000 conversations since I read it." - Hallie Bateman, illustrator of What to Do When I'm Gone"This book is so funny and insightful, and it makes us both so glad we're married to each other and forever exempt from dating men!" - Maris Kreizman, author of Slaughterhouse 90210, and Josh Gondelman, author of Nice Try