Introducing ‘Modern Dating: A Field Guide From the Experts at HowAboutWe’

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modern dating a field guide bookModern relationships are…complicated. Or so they seem. The dating “rules” of the past — the ones that dictated when and how and what to do in a romantic setting — no longer apply, leaving even the savviest of us feeling slightly disoriented. Dating today feels hard, when it shouldn’t.

Enter Chiara Atik, who makes modern dating (rightfully) seem easy. She can turn a tempest of confusing texts into a stream of flirty banter. Since 2010, she’s covered hundreds of topics on The Date Report with wisdom and hilarity, from the best way to ask someone out on Twitter to the plight of millennial women in the modern dating world.

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All of which made her the perfect author for a book about modern dating. For anyone who appreciates a fun, fulfilling and altogether amazing dating life, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our entirely relevant manifesto: Modern Dating: A Field Guide from the Experts at HowAboutWe.

Packed with advice, tips, and how-tos, Modern Dating is the first book to chronicle how people are actually meeting and falling in love in today’s frenetic world. Whether you’re completely single and looking to sow some oats, or ready to find a serious relationship, Modern Dating will get you there, with insight on everything from Googling a new guy, to one-night stands, to confusing texts and e-mails, to handling your first online date.

As Publisher’s Weekly aptly put it: “Atik’s smart, youthful appraisal of today’s social landscape makes her seem like an expert that’s one step ahead of you. Informed by research and delivered with style, this is big-sister advice at its best.”

Buy the book here.

A Sample of What You’ll Find:

• Who Pays for the Date: The New 50 / 50
• When to Text vs. When to Call
• How to Plan a (Nearly Foolproof) First Date
• Sex Survival Guide
• What Makes a Profile Picture Successful
• 75 Out-of-the-Box Date Ideas

Plus, each purchase comes with 3 free months of dating on

It’s hard to choose our favorite posts that Chiara’s written for HowAboutWe, but we tried — here are a few of her can’t-miss stories, to whet your appetite: