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Kiss and Run

The Single, Picky, and Indecisive Girl's Guide to Overcoming Fear of Commitment

About The Book

Based on the stories of more than one hundred women, this straight-talking guide helps single women conquer commitment anxiety and say yes to love.

You may be commitment-phobic if:
  • You have a mile-long list of requirements for your ideal mate
  • You go from one short-lived relationship to the next
  • You have a habit of dating "unavailable" men
  • You think many of your married friends have settled for less
  • You are constantly blowing "hot" and "cold" in your relationships

For years, it was the men who had the monopoly on commitment-phobia. Today, single women are the fastest-growing segment of the population, with over forty-seven million single women in this country and twenty-two million of them between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four. Whatever the reason—fear of divorce, increased financial independence, delayed motherhood—more women than ever no longer feel the urgency, or the ability, to settle down. Lucky for this growing group of women, author and former commitment-phobe Elina Furman has written Kiss and Run, the first-ever book about female commitment anxiety.

Filled with fun quizzes, first-person testimonials, and step-by-step action plans, Kiss and Run includes the top-five panic buttons, advice for curbing overanalysis, and tips for fixing negative commitment scripts. You'll also find the seven types of commitment-phobes, including the Nitpicker, the Serial Dater, and the Long-Distance Runner.

About The Author

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Elina Furman has written and cowritten more than twenty books, including The Everything After College Book, Generation Inc., and The Everything Dating Book. She lives in New York City and can be found on the web at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (February 6, 2007)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743285131

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Raves and Reviews

"Elina Furman has mustered up the courage to tell the dirty little secret about many successful, single American women and offers both empathy and a remedy for this dating disease."
-- Jodie Gould, coauthor of Date Like a Man

"So what if I'm single, picky, and indecisive? I no longer have to deny it, and now there's even a cure! Kiss and Run is a must-have for any woman who is single or on the brink of making a commitment."
-- Chelsea Handler, author of My Horizontal Life

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