<B>When chocolate isn't enough: how to add love to your life</B><B>Dateworthy: Get the Relationship You Want</B>, by Dennie Hughes, author of <I>USA Weekend's</I> RelationTips column, begins with a section designed to determine your own dateworthiness a "Check Yourself Check-Up" and a process for leaving bad baggage behind. Hughes illustrates her points throughout the book with a "Dating Story" from her own life, and she doesn't shy away from the tales with unsavory endings either. This is someone who has been there, done that, messed up and lived to go out again on many wonderful dates. Her chapter titles include, "The Good, The Bad and the Salvageable," "The Ten First-Date Commandments" and "The Exclusive on Exclusivity." Alternately serious and funny, Hughes offers useful pointers such as, "Just because you spent one of the most amazing hours with someone doesn't mean you know him," and "You're less likely to lose control if you're sporting control tops." Her comprehensive take on modern relationships is a great guide to finding your perfect match, or to smoothing out the rough spots in your current relationship.
<I>Linda Stankard writes from Nanuet, New York.</I>