Unhooked Generation

Unhooked Generation

The Truth About Why We're Still Single

Book - 2006
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Grand Central Pub
"If every man and woman under 40 who is not in a happy, committed relationship reads Jillian Straus's shocking, heartbreaking, and persuasive exploration of love among the Unhooked Generation, far fewer romances will end in tears. This book will give readers the aha! of recognition they have been waiting for. Unmissable." --Naomi Wolf

Unhooked Generation is about single men and women in their 20s and 30s who are having unprecedented difficulties finding love. Based on 100 in-depth interviews, Jillian Straus examines the obstacles facing unattached women and men in an age when all the choices we have, somehow, manage to decrease our chances of finding a mate.

While cell phones, text messages, e-mail, BlackBerries, speed dating, and internet dating all conspire to create a sense that there are endless options, a culture of "consumer sex" and casual hook-ups make settling down feel like settling. And as the age of first marriage goes up, the level of expectation climbs right along with it, and we start subjecting prospective mates to "the checklist." From the collapse of courtship and the death of romance to the overriding media message that single life is sexy and married life is boring, we have a culture of mixed emotions about the very concept of marriage.

Confronted by a host of factors that other generations never considered in their search for love and commitment, the "unhooked generation" faces a potholed road to romance. Rich with compelling personal stories, and leavened with wit and sharp observation, this is a book that clarifies this confusing, compelling issue as no other book has--and in its final chapter offers concrete advice for addressing the problem.

Baker & Taylor
A study of the obstacles to meaningful relationships among adults in their twenties and thirties explains why love and commitment have become more difficult to find and offers concrete advice for overcoming the problem.

& Taylor

Drawing on personal, in-depth interviews, a study of the obstacles to meaningful relationships among unattached men and women in their twenties and thirties explains why, in an era of extraordinary options, love and commitment have become more difficult to find and offers concrete advice for overcoming the problem. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401301323
Characteristics: 262 p. ; 25 cm


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Clio84 Jul 15, 2012

I came to across this book by accident. I liked it a lot, it makes you think about how are you approaching to relationships and what you're doing wrong. What as generation x we feel it's a standard but other generation didn't have and why they had more successful relationships that we did.

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