Book Review: 30 Day Love Detox

What says:

From a dating doyenne of the Sex and the City generation comes this groundbreaking prescription for slow-love that blasts traditional dating books and their confusing messages: Be free but not too free. Play hard to get and go after what you want. Keep him close by not letting him know you want a commitment—messages that help women play a game that doesnt always lead to a fulfilling, committed relationship. Dr. Wendy Walshs outside-the-box approach to relationships turns traditional thinking on its head by using evolutionary psychology to offer advice that is both empowering and practical. The 30 Day Love Detox is unlike any relationship book before because it helps women better understand themselves and their mating strategies. For the first time, general readers will gain access to clinical tests that help women identify their gender role type, their attachment style and their sexual strategies.

In The 30 Day Love Detox Walsh offers a step-by-step, five-part attachment strategy, with a 30-day “detox” that helps weed out the bad boys and set women up to meet the right guy, including:

  • How to purge junk-food men
  • The five sexual myths that keep women single
  • When to begin the onset of sexual activity in a new relationship
  • The biggest mistakes women make when dating online—and how to avoid them
  • How to spot a commitment-oriented man at his “state of readiness”

Melding scientific research, anthropological truths, and proven techniques, The 30 Day Love Detox is a revolutionary road map to finding lasting love in a modern world.


What I say: I really adored this dating self help book. This book could be shocking to you depending on where you’re at in singledom. It definitely boils dating down to an anthropological level vs. romantic. It takes out the Disney starry eyed wonder and gives you a club and puts you back into a cavewoman mentality. I however was ready to hear the message Dr Walsh has for women. Having already read It’s Just a F***ing Date earlier this year I was primed for more dating self help. I am 31, I see babies and swoon (apparently that just happens at a certain age and although I make fun of my hormones the urge is there), I know that I want to be in a loving relationship that builds a solid foundation for marriage and raising a family. I’m not ashamed of this and I need to start embracing this side of me vs. being apologetic for having these thoughts as a woman. I sabotage my dates by actions learned early in my 20s and even now as a fairly intelligent female (with only a few blonde moments a day) I continue patterns and actions that are not serving me well. I’m ready to try Wendy’s advice as I leap head first into the wide world of dating in 2014.

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