Confessions of a Middle-Aged Short Guy With No Game
An Average Joe's Observations from the Deep End of the
Dating in 2018 is difficult for many singles, but if you’re a short, average looking middle-aged guy with no real game, it’s even harder to get the attention of single women.
The average Joe is considered to be vanilla, or bland, and doesn’t stand out in a crowd. He doesn’t have any outwardly discerning high-value qualities, and that makes it difficult for him to thrive in a competitive dating world; one where his opportunities are sometimes limited.
It’s difficult for average guys to figure out why they aren’t having the success they desire, but when taking that hard look in the mirror, they can’t help give more than a passing thought to what they have always suspected to be the truth:
“It has to be me.”
If you’ve ever heard a woman say:
“I’m sorry but I don’t date anyone shorter than me.”
“I need a really strong guy. I mean, you’re not jerk and all, and that’s a good thing, but…”
“You aren’t the type of guy I’d normally go out with.”
“You’re such a nice guy but I think we’d be better as friends.”
then this is a must read.
As men, we are not expected to feel or show emotion, especially when it comes to dating and handling rejection. But deep inside, we worry just as much as women about how we are perceived. After repeated rejections, our emotions overwhelm us. We feel upset, hurt, frustrated, dejected, helpless, and have many times asked ourselves silently, “Is it really me?”
It most certainly is.
But there is hope.
In this book, Vince Guaglione authentically shares his less-than-optimal, real-world dating experiences as a short, average-looking guy with no real game, goes on a fact-finding mission to learn what qualities truly matter to single women, and investigates both the social aspects of the singles world and the dynamics between the sexes, in an effort to learn what they reveal about dating as a whole.
It’s a book that empathizes with the plight of the average Joe. It lends an ear, provides support, offers encouragement, and dispenses concrete advice. But most of all, it gives this problem context for guys who have always suspected that their height, looks, and lack of game, has negatively impacted their dating lives.
Written primarily for the average Joe who struggles to attract dates, it also is relevant for those who are interested in understanding the real issues faced by these guys while navigating the sometimes turbulent and unchartered waters of the dating pool.
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