Andrea has contributed to over a dozen relationship advice books. She's co-author of the new book, It's Okay to Sleep with Him on the First Date: And Every Other Rule of Dating, Debunked (Harlequin Non-Fiction, July 2013) and author of Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband) (Rodale Books, 2011) and He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing) (Rodale Books, 2010). She's the Special Editor of How to Survive the Real World and How to Survive Your In-Laws (Hundreds of Heads Books, 2006 & 2007).
If the piles of books proffering rule after hidebound dating rule make your palms sweaty before you've even left the house, then this one's for you. Syrtash, author of He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing), and Wilser (The Maxims of Manhood) address many of the popular "rules" of dating in a he said/she said format by assessing each in light of their own opinions and experiences, as well as those of numerous interviewees, both male and female. From long-distance relationships to Facebook stalking and the eternal question of whether to call or text, Syrtash and Wilser cover all the ground between the first meeting and the last goodbye. For the most part, they suggest throwing out any rule that feels outdated or inflexible. After all, advice that rigidly employs the words "always" and "never" is often simply bad advice. Combining sage wisdom with refreshingly down-to-earth wit, this one's a keeper.
Publishers Weekly Review
Time-tested advice to help rewire the brain for excitement.
Love advisor Andrea Syrtash (He's Not Your Type - And That's a Good Thing) specializes in helping women heat up their relationships without getting burned. Her latest effort teaches gals to restore the passion and intimacy when routine has overtaken their marriages. Cheat on Your Husband (With Your Husband) doesn't propose bizarre kinky cures; its simple steps and fun exercises will relax you into fulfillment.
Barnes and Noble Editorial Review
I would recommend He's Just Not your Type to any woman who feels sullen about her life and the choices she's made regarding dating. It is extremely easy to read with plenty of real life examples from Syrtash's own work with people. It can help you find satisfaction with men, who may not measure up to your irrational ideal type, but with whom you might establish an on-going, realistic friendship — possibly a deep, long-term, loving bond.
Book Review: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Andrea acted as the Special Editor of How to Survive the Real World (2006) and How to Survive Your In-Laws (2007) published by Hundreds of Heads Books.