Author(s): John Aiken
<b>Identifies 15 life habits, including being too bossy, being a fitness junkie, being over-involved with our parents, working too much and being chaotic, that put off potential partners.</b><p>Many of us say we want to find someone special, then act in ways that drive away potential partners. Psychologist John Aiken has spent years listening to his clients talk about the difficulties of finding that special person, and has come to the conclusion that most of our dating mistakes are ones we don't even know we are making. John identifies the fifteen mistakes that hold single people back, including being too bossy and picky, being attracted to unavailable types and being hung up on the past. He provides his own dating stories as well as step-by-step advice on how to overcome these mistakes and make room in our lives for love. Insightful, authoritative and revealing, <i>Accidentally Single</i> is for those who want to find 'the one', and are prepared to do what it takes to make it happen.
Born in Sydney, Australia, John moved to New Zealand in his early teens. He studied for 7 years at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, and graduated in 1995 with BA. Hons (1st Class). MA. Dip. Clin. Psych. John trained as a clinical psychologist and has been working in different settings for the last 14 years. He initially worked extensively in the public sector before running his own private practice for the past 10 years. In terms of media, John was first discovered in a supermarket in 2001, and was later asked to audition for a relationship show. From this point on, he has hosted and provided expert commentary on a number of TV shows, has had a nationwide weekly relationship advice radio show, and continues to be featured in several lifestyle magazines. In 2005, he released his first book, U-TURN: Putting You Back Into Your Relationship. He has become a sought-after speaker as well as presenter of seminars and workshops.