Wired for Dating

How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate

by Stan Tatkin, Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt

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  • 9781626253032
  • 9781626253049
  • 9781626253056

In the age of online dating, finding a real connection can seem more daunting than ever! So, why not stack the odds of finding the right person in your favor? This book offers simple, proven-effective principles drawn from neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find the perfect mate.

Everybody wants someone to love and spend time with, and searching for your ideal partner is a natural and healthy human tendency. Just about everyone dates at some point in their lives, yet few really understand what they're doing or how to get the best results. In Wired for Dating, psychologist and relationship expert Stan Tatkin—author of Wired for Love—offers powerful tips based in neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find a compatible mate and go on to create a fabulous relationship.

Using real-life scenarios, you’ll learn key concepts about how people become attracted to potential partners, move toward or away from commitment, and the important role the brain and nervous system play in this process. Each chapter explores the scientific concepts of attachment theory, arousal regulation, and neuroscience. And with a little practice, you’ll learn to apply these exercises and practical techniques to your dating life.

If you’re ready to get serious (or not!) about dating, meet your match, and have more fun, this book will be your guide.


  • New Harbinger Publications; January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781626253049
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Wired for Dating
  • Author: Stan Tatkin; Harville Hendrix (other); Helen LaKelly Hunt (other)
  • Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781626253032
  • 9781626253049
  • 9781626253056

In The Press

“Bravo, Stan Tatkin, for writing a truly useful book about dating: what to look for; how to handle Internet dating sites; what to know about yourself; how to vet potential partners; and how to proceed in a level-headed fashion toward finding life’s greatest prize—a long-term successful partnership. Moreover, it’s got poetry, a grounded understanding of neuroscience and attachment theory, excellent questions and exercises, and really smart advice. I learned a lot. It’s a special book.”
—Helen Fisher, PhD, biological anthropologist at Rutgers University, chief scientific advisor to the Internet dating site www.match.com, and author of Why Him? Why Her?, Why We Love, Anatomy of Love, The First Sex, and The Sex Contract


About The Author

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is the author of Wired for Love and Your Brain on Love, and coauthor of Love and War in Intimate Relationships. He has a clinical practice in Southern California, teaches at Kaiser Permanente, and is assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tatkin developed the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), and together with his wife Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, founded the PACT Institute.

Foreword writers Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, are partners in life and work. They cocreated Imago relationship therapy (IRT); cofounded Imago Relationships International, Inc., which supports Imago couples therapists in thirty-seven countries; and have written several books on intimate relationships, including Hendrix’s New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want, which has been published in sixty languages. Hendrix appeared on Oprah seventeen times. Hunt was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781626253032
  • 9781626253049
  • 9781626253056