If the cover of “Undateable” doesn’t give you a hint about what this book is about, the subtitle certainly will give it away, “311 Things Guys do that Guarantee they won’t be dating or having sex”
Buckle in for laugh out loud funny, because I guarantee you that you’ll constantly find yourself “OMG I so know that guy”! The authors mission,
To provide the never before revealed “list”, a brutally honest collection of the things that men do to turn women off
The humourous book is broken down into three sections, what not to wear, what not to do and what not to say. It gives men a visual guide in each section and even provides a rating system about what’s kind of bad, a.k.a the red flag alert to the skull and bones symbol symbolizing the kiss of death. Both authors provide some assistance for the early signs of trouble, but usually all hope is lost when the comb over look is happening on a day-to-day basis.
I wanted to include some of my personal favorites from each section:
What Not to Say
Eminem Speak. Unfortunately, in the past I’ve had to deal with this problem. Described by the authors, Eminem Speak is,
It’s the white guy who desperately wants to be a black rapper, so he uses terms like “sup”, “lil bro”, “true dat”, “wit da”, “holla”, and “I’s awl abou da benjamins, baby”. He calls his friends his “homeys” and “dawg”, and likes to imagine that he spends his time “poppin’ caps” (shooting a gun) and “shakin’ the bustas off (outrunning the police), but of course, he does none of these things.
What Not to Do
Use a Curling Iron or Flat Iron. Come on guys, that’s just weird and as the authors state, “should only be used on women”. At all times.
A lot of the novel is in good humor and should be shared with men for a couple of tips about their overall appearance and behavior. I’m not going to lie and say that I didn’t learn a couple of tips, like how it’s not very cool to saying “starving like marvin” or “cool beans”. Sadly, both sayings seem to be a regular part of my vocabulary for some reason. The authors do apologize in the beginning if they come off as arrogant, but I don’t think they do at all, I think it’s a great collection of things we women have deemed as deal breakers.
Men: It’s definitely worth the read. I promise you that you’ll get a couple pointers
Women: Please read from front to back with your girlfriends and a cocktail