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Dr. Tashiro has discovered that if you want a lifetime of happiness--not just togetherness--it all comes down to how you choose a partner in the first place. With wit and insight, he explains the science behind finding a soul mate and distills his research into actionable tips, including:
Why you get only three wishes when choosing your ideal partner.
Why most people squander their wishes and end up in unfulfilling relationships.
How wishing for the three traits that really matter can help you find enduring love.
Illustrated using entertaining stories based on real-life situations and backed by scientific findings from fields such as demography, sociology, medical science and psychology, Dr. Tashiro provides an accessible framework to help singles find their happily-ever-afters.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-11-11
- Reviewer: Staff
While on the surface, science and love seem to have absolutely nothing to do with one other, Tashiro, a relationship expert for Discovery’s Fit & Health channel, considers how employing scientific principles in a search for a mate could yield success. Tashiro tosses out three provocative questions: “What does ‘happily ever after’ really mean, and why do only three in ten people find it?” “Why do we only get three wishes for an ideal partner, and why do most people wish for the wrong things?” “What three traits should you look for in a partner if you want to improve significantly the odds of finding enduring love?” After explaining the evolutionary reasons why one is predisposed to wish for attractive, healthy mates, Tashiro emphasizes the importance of choosing the right three wishes in attracting an ideal partner. He examines potential pitfalls, like holding out for an unreasonable ideal mate, teaches readers to examine their desires and analyze existing relationships for future happiness, and spot potential red flags in seemingly sound pairings. Complete with exercises, quizzes, sound advice, and a practical yet supportive tone, Tashiro offers the closest thing to a roadmap for “happily-ever-after.” Agent: Laurie Abkemeier, DeFiore and Company. (Feb.)