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“Cupidity: 50 Stupid things people do for love” Review

February 15, 2010

Hayley and Michael DiMarco define Cupidity as love meeting stupid.  It takes our quirks in how we handle/react to the opposite sex and teaches us how we can get the results we want by doing things a little different.  Despite the seriousness of the subject, Cupidity uses a lighthearted approach to help us discover each other.

Personally, it made me chuckle here and there because I could see myself and my husband in some of the pages.  For example, Cupidity tells us what romance means to men versus women:

Women – flowers, surprise picnics, love notes

Men – An Xbox 360, power tools, a 1966 Mustang

The above items describe romance in my own relationship to a T.

The authors tell us that “Love is not a feeling.  Adrenaline can feel like love. Jumping out of an airplane can feel like love.”  Some of you who are single out there may remember the adrenaline rush of meeting a new date, or finding a new crush.  It can certainly feel like love, especially if you become somewhat obsessed over the other person.  Well, Cupidity gives you a few tips.  For women, let him get the door, plan and pay for the date, plus let him call you back versus you calling him back.  This allows him to take that leadership role early on, versus letting him follow your lead.  It might save you from having to be the boss if the date moves forward into a relationship.  “A few descriptions for women who try to be the boss are bossy, nagging, unthankful, and difficult.”

The cover of the book actually lists the stupid things people do for love.  Not what you would typically expect.  Some of them are Trying to fix things, Pleasing the other person at all costs, Rehearsing the other person’s faults in your own mind, Using sex to get love. Many of  us need direction in the area of relationships, and whether you’re single or married, this book will definitely give you incite on how to handle yourself to improve the quality of your relationships.

God bless.

A free copy was given for review by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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