Subtitle Break the dating rules to find a bigger love and better life
Young successful women want the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kind of love. Not the Prince William and Kate kind. But these women are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They are told they must push harder than men to achieve what they want in their careers, but when it comes to dating, they are told to take the back seat. They must be chased. They can't chase. Chasing turns men off. And when educated, ambitious young women struggle to date, this outdated notion is the only answer they have to lean on. They are confused and frustrated, and now they are looking to make the first move because nothing else is working.
The First Move is an insightful critique of our culture of dating in a fourth-wave feminist era, by a young journalist who's lived it. Emily Brooks offers advice for young women seeking truly equal relationships and ignites a conversation long overdue: when will it be OK for a women to make the first move?