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Your "half-orange" (the translation of the Spanish term mi media naranja) describes your beautiful sweet perfect other half. And this book will put you on the path to yours. Meeting Your Half-Orange will teach you how to become so happy in your own skin and so focused on the relationship you want the right person will be naturally drawn right to you
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Published December 22nd 2009 by Perseus Books Group
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Amy Spencer
Aug 05, 2011 Amy Spencer rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Just realized that one of my favorite books should totally be my own, right? I'm very proud of it. And if you're single and sick of tired of feeling sick and tired about it (as I was), maybe you'll love reading it as much as I loved writing it.
Daniela
Another dating book! Haha, you can see where my mind is at lately. I'm curious to see how this one is, because unlike Gottlieb's "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough," Amy Spencer insists on keeping your check list and your high standards in-tact!

Update: After leaving this book for a really long time, I didn't think I would get the motivation to pick it up again. But I decided to give it one more chance before returning it back to the library. And I was happily suprised I did.
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Kimberly
The law of attraction and the benefits of positive thought have been discussed and helped millions within the New Thought movement. This book takes the essence of the and translates it in a delightfully upbeat book about dating and positivity. It's also, in my seven years of collecting magazine, was the one book that served as my tipping point in creating a dream board. Nothing generates a grubby glow as much as cutting out photos and phrases that inspire you while drinking champagne and watchin ...more
Danielle
A great big cheery dose of enthusiasm for those of us still referring to ourselves inaccurately in the plural.

Has some of the science of optimism in there without being too "woo-woo." And even makes allowances for those days when you just hate life!

I wished some of the practices she mentions were indexed a little more--just a little list at the end of each chapter would have been useful (for example, "Today, write your list of what you want in a relationship"), as they're kind of spread out wit
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Andrea
I absolutely loved this book. I loved it so much, I started it over when I finished!
She has a way of writing that is very conversational. But even thought this is meant to find your "half-orange", to the core it's a book about optimism...which I greatly needed. I highly recommend this book!
Allison
This is the best dating book I've read. Most dating books are lists of Do's and Don'ts, but in Meeting Your Half Orange there are no such regulations. Instead, Amy Spencer uses a combination of New Age concepts (the law of attraction, creative visualization) and positive psychology to help you find your other half. There are a number of benefits to adopting these approaches and tossing out the tired The Rules: 1. your perfect match will recognize you as "the one" because you are YOU, and not bec ...more
Hanna
Optimism is the best medicine. Right behind laughter. And cheese.
Cassandra
I love this book! I'm a pretty optimistic person in general, so it was refreshing to realize how many things I was already doing "right" and some others that I could put into practice to attract my perfect other half. Not only that, but there are so many great practices in the book that one could implement to attract nearly any great thing they desire in life! I'm continuing to "feed the seed " daily and while I can't say I ever expected to actually "feel" the orange buzz just by doing so, one t ...more
Deb
*Just want it*

Tired of finding all the lemons in the dating world? Then, you might want to pick this juicy book off the tree of dating self-help books. It's a refreshing pick, for sure, and it'll likely quench your thirst for a satisfying relationship--or in the very least, for an entertaining and uplifting read.

The approach in this book focuses on "dating optimism"--the belief that what you focus on and think about is ultimately what you attract. Changing your thoughts results in changes your b
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Andre
Mar 03, 2012 Andre rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Andre by: Jennifer C.
Jennifer and I were talking about books that we were reading one day, when she mentioned that she was reading this one.

In true Andre fashion, I whipped out my phone and ordered the book before she had a chance to tell me what it was about. I hate watching movie trailers (The Dictator is one of the rare exceptions!) and I hate people telling me ANYTHING about articles or novels that I'm going to read, or movies that I'm going to watch.

"You're allowed to want what you want."

For a guy who doesn't r
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Jennifer
I loved this book. I loved Amy Spencer. I wanted her to be my new best friend. I read this book cover to cover at the bookstore, because I am typically skeptical of dating books and wanted to scan the content before I committed to anything less than upbeat on my bookshelf. As soon as I finished the last page I bought the book and have started it all over again! Her writing style is informative and well researched, highlighting studies from well known experts in the area of positive psychology. I ...more
Erin
I started reading this book not realizing it was a dating book...I blindly picked it up because my niece had recommended it to me after she learned I was going through a break up...so I assumed it was about putting YOURSELF together... hahaha. Not so. It's definitely all about finding your other half.

It did have good and sound advice for making yourself into the person you want to be, or rather just your best self. She backed it up with science.

It also helped distract my brain from the sadness
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Heather
I devoured this book over the last few days. While there are bits and pieces that I wasn't thrilled with, overall I think this is a fantastic book. In a nutshell it's law of attraction and power of positive thinking meets dating. It's written from the perspective of a woman looking to marry a man but also mentions right from the get-go that it's meant for absolutely anyone looking for love. I think it might be a bit hard to get past the he's and she's if you're not a straight woman, but will say ...more
Maia
This is a great "self-help" book for all the single ladies that are burnt out a little from the whole dating/being single thing. This is all about hope and restoring some common sense to your psyche, i own this book and i'm glad that i do because this is a book i want to lend to all my single girlfriends, my sister, anyone !! i highly recommend this book, and i have read my fair share of the kind. Make sure you get through the first half, because the second half of the book is much better. My gi ...more
Kourtney
I have never seen such a positive, optimistic outlook for a self-help book before! This book is all about how to put a positive, optimistic outlook to work for you in your dating life, but it goes where no one else has gone before - you don't have to force yourself into conversations you don't want, or situations just because there are members of the opposite sex there. The overall message can also apply to other areas of your life as well! In the middle of reading the book I started applying th ...more
Alison
This is a truthfully optimistic dating and relationship book that even serious urban women who are much too sophisticated to read dating and relationship books can learn from. Yes, Amy is my friend, but this book came out a long time ago, so I'm hardly doing her any good now! All I can say is, this book turns up on some very unexpected coffee tables in my life and its appearance always precedes some very interesting conversations about life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Brava, Amy.
J
This is a dating book and The Secret-based book that doesn't totally suck.

If you know me, you know that this is a glowing endorsement.

Will I use any of its bizarre advice (more about breathing and smiling and imagining and neural pathways than, say, flirting)? Heck no. But it's a pleasant read and--yes--makes one feel better. I will send this to friends as a pick-one-up gift book.
Rachael
I've read a few dating books out there, but this one I felt like she was talking right to me. Like she knew what I was thinking and feeling, and translated that to her book.

It was great to read about a different way of thinking about dating, and how by thinking positively about your dating life and about yourself, you can help to bring that special 'half orange' to you.
Manita Rawat
Great book! It provides hope to single women like me, who don't want to settle and are waiting for our true companions to come into our lives. It also provides an optimistic and healthy approach to believing and waiting for "the one". Every single woman should read this book!
Laura
A little too spiritual - this reminded me of what I've heard "The Secret" is like (haven't read it, so I can't directly compare). However, there were some good hopeful tips in here - so while I won't follow all of it, it did give me a little bit more confidence.
Likkia
Loved this book. It is a different look at how to become more open to a life partner including getting clear on what you want, and focusing on how you want to feel in your relationship. It also talks about not living your life while waiting to meet this other half.
Barbara
Something about the examples in this book and her writing style were really motivating for me. The best book on dating advice I've ever read.

A couple excerpts on my blog: http://dogearedandunderlined.blogspot...
Elizabeth
somewhere in between the research of Martin Seligman and other positive psychologists and the more.... erm.... new agey ideas of The Secret lies "dating optimism." More useful than not, I'd wager.
speciallyi
Was attracted by the title. A big fat encouragement on how to think like an optimist!
Spook Harrison
I liked this book; very upbeat. The advice to relax, enjoy and appreciate yourself regardless of your particular situation at any given moment is always good!
Christine Bass
Love Amy Spencer and loved this book! After reading this and putting some of her theories in to practice, I met my half orange!
Margaret
AMAZING! Life-changing. Read this!! Helpful in all aspects of life, not just dating. May reread it right now.
Joshua Shimizu
A great kick in the pants when it comes to the attitude you need when you want so something truly great.
Life In Heels
this book definitely made several points, which i liked. i did find the middle hard to get thru though.
Betsy
Great lessons in both life and finding love...in everything!
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