Find the Man Out There Who Fits With You and Create Your Own Reality

Authors look at the l0 Most Common Flavors of Men and Give Advice on How
to navigate one’s path to success

by Susan Shapiro Barash & Michele Kasson, Ph.D.

Whether you are divorced, widowed, or have never been married, the prospect of being single and starting an new relationship can be overwhelming. How can women, especially those between thirty and fifty-five, find a partner without sacrificing their dream of meeting a thoughtful, loving, compassionate man? How can they shed the negative relationship patterns of the past and avoid selecting someone who turns out to be exactly like their “ex”? How can they know ahead of time what the man they are dating will really be like once the initial infatuation stage has passed?

Now, in THE MEN OUT THERE: A Woman’s Little Black Book , Susan Shapiro Barash and Michele Kasson, Ph.D., identify ten male personality types that will enable women to look past a man’s eyes, smile, body language, or achievements and detect their true underlying temperament. By educating women to discern these patterns, this invaluable guide gives them the ability to foresee potential problems, decide what they will or will not tolerate in a mate, and determine whether to stay in a relationship.

What Barash and Kasson reveal is that although men come in all sizes, ages and attitudes, there are recurrent kinds of male behavior that can be broken into specific categories:

The Narcissist/Disarmer The Money & Power Male
The Ambivalent Male Champion Sport/Macho Man
The Instant Family Man The Workaholic/Sexaholic/Gambler
The Commitment Phobic The Stoic Male
The Addict The Married Man
Serially Monogamous Male

Devoting a chapter to each of the personality types, the authors combine exciting analysis with lively anecdotal portraits to define the characteristics of the particular behavior. They explain what attracts a woman to it and recommend how to survive or succeed with such a partner. Understanding that “nobody is perfect”, Barash and Kasson stress that women armed with the ability to spot a certain dynamic are better equipped to work toward minimizing a relationship’s weaknesses and maximizing its strengths.