Book Review – The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He’s Going to Marry You

Dating book review - The List

Dating book review - The List

The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He’s Going to Marry You – in 30 Days or Less!
By Mary Corbett and Sheila Corbett Kihne

Whether you’ve been dating a guy for several years or have just begun a relationship with a guy you think is the one, the Corbett sisters offer up The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He’s Going to Marry You – in 30 Days of Less!

While the book does provide some useful tips, there are some serious issues with the book. The authors believe that men typically experience love at first sight, and I think we can all agree that that’s bull crap.

Also, the authors seem to think that if a guy doesn’t propose right away, then women will be wasting 5 years of their lives in a dead end relationship with a guy who never plans on marrying them.

But the book does provide some helpful tidbits:

  • If a guy doesn’t call within a couple of days of meeting you, then he’s not that interested.
  • If all your dates consist of you hanging out with his buddies, then he’s not serious about you.
  • If you catch him lying about some big things, he’s a loser and not worth marrying.

So while there are some morsels of goodness, overall, the book likely won’t be incredibly helpful to women who are in serious search of a man to marry.

Dating Book Rating: 2 out of 5

  • jwbaumann

    I read the 7 points and they match how I met and courted my wife of now 28 years. And I did that 20 years before “The List” was published. I think the authors are on to something. Critics seem critical because they are not looking at this as a results focused book. In other words, most successful MARRIAGES (not relationships) follow this path. If you are not looking to get married, then this book isn’t for you.