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Dating Nuts & Bolts   by J.C. Catlin

After years of conversations about and experiences in dating, I first wrote a paperback version of this book in 2007 at the encouragement of a friend. It was a new experience for me because most everything I had written in my adult life was either procedures or technical guides. I did not want to write a book about How to Find the Love of Your Life; instead, it is simple book about how to date—the nuts and bolts, as it were.

I created an account on Lulu.com, then learned the ropes of how to use their system of self-publishing. I created my own front and back covers, uploaded the final PDF to the site, and shortly thereafter became an officially published author.

In 2011, I decided to write a 2nd edition, change the title, and publish it for the Kindle. Learning how to work with the Amazon format was another valuable experience.

J.C. Catlin serves as an insightful guide who helps us navigate the many trials, tribulations, and triumphs of dating in the 21st century . . . his advice is a balance between understanding the harsh realities and recognizing the wonderful opportunities of the dating game. Whether perpetually single or fresh on the market, there is sound counsel for all to read. Finding the right person is not easy, but Catlin helps readers sort out who we are, and what we are ultimately looking for. It’s never about the destination, it’s always about the journey. Take his advice, and enjoy the scenery along the way.

Suzy Brooks

This book is not based on theory; it is based on experience. These pointers are based on real life. They are collected from the experience of many friends, as well as my own. I do not make these suggestions lightly, so rest assured it is sound advice.

It’s not expensive; as a matter of fact, it is less than what you’d pay for a meal at a fast food joint, much less than a meal for two. The results of buying & reading the book will be far-reaching and positive. The results of the date at Burger King remain to be seen.