Thank You, More Please: A Feminist Guide to Breaking Dumb Dating Rules and Finding Love

Legacy Lit. Jun. 2024. 240p. ISBN 9781538756843. $29. SELF-HELP
Date Brazen founder and TikTok creator Womble unpacks the misogynistic rules of dating and offers a definition of feminist dating centered on the idea that a person’s worth is not based on their relationship status. The book focuses on how readers can find love by releasing emotional baggage, reframing their approach to dating, and developing consciousness of and confidence in their own “badass-ness” so they can more easily find a match. With prompts that guide readers to “be bold” and let “big feelings out,” the title should at the very least encourage women to think about their desires in ways that are realistic. Womble calls the assignments “messy homework,” inviting readers to release their deeply internalized perfectionism and submissiveness. She also unpacks and reframes concepts that have been thrown around on social media, like boundaries, so readers register the complexity of letting go of old patterns without thinking the process will be easy or fun.
VERDICT This is a bold book for women who are sick of feeling small and unseen and think there must be more to dating than patriarchal standards of beauty, female subservience, and desire.
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