• The Tactical Guide to Women

  • How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage
  • By: Shawn Smith
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,675 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For men, love is a high-stakes gamble. The right woman can be the best part of a man's life, and the wrong one can lead to personal and financial ruin. In today's climate, no man should venture into romance without a reliable risk-management strategy.

The Tactical Guide to Women delivers a solid plan for allowing the right women into your life, and keeping the wrong ones at a safe distance. You'll discover how to:

  • Identify good women of low drama and high character
  • Reduce your vulnerability to women who seem perfect for you - but aren't
  • Spot the early warning signs of emotional instability

You'll also learn:

  • Critical techniques for seeing women clearly
  • The most common mistakes that lead men into disastrous relationships
  • How to reduce the odds of a good relationship going bad

Impeccably researched and backed by the author's decade of clinical experience, The Tactical Guide to Women provides men with desperately needed, rarely discussed strategies for finding sanity, joy, and companionship. This is not another book about getting laid. This book is about not getting screwed.

©2017 Shawn T. Smith (P)2017 Shawn T. Smith

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a book that is as important as the rational male.

the book is outstanding and every man should read this before dating or consider marrying a woman. I plan on going through it a second time. this book is as important as the rational male series.

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Thank you - very insightful and useful

I was near a point of giving up on woman. This book was very helpful, at re-igniting what I know to be true. Woman can be good hearted, kind and appreciative. Listening to this book can save you thousands in uneccesary therapy and painfully giving away everything you stand for and have worked so hard for. Don't lead with money to impress. Time for men to be good, courteous, show compassion and love, yet vigilant in standing for what is right and not be abused or mistreated. Equal justice and rights.

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Insightful and Amazing

A must read for all boys and men. It is master advice whether you are in a relationship or not.

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Debunks female nature

I've listened to this for twice. Full of information, and basically helps men like us navigate better in sexual market place.
I got a reference to this book from Entrepreneurs in Cars channel.

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Eye Opener

I learned a lot about myself from this book and I feel well armed for moving forward in future relationships. The author is informative and an advocate for men. Refreshing and insightful.

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Both my son’s will get a copy!

Essential wisdom for me that they don’t teach us in school. Should be required reading for college Juniors.

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Required Reading For Any Man

This book should be required reading for any man that's either dating or married. I think that all or many of the most important topics aren't taught in school, navigating relationships is one of those subjects. It is sooo important. Not knowing the risks ahead can set you up for disaster. It's sobering advice from someone that knows a lot about this topic, lots of insight. The book it presented in a very objective, positive, rational way. Get this book, men need to pull the wool from their eyes.

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Wow! Just wow!

Well written and referenced. The narrator has given a flawless delivery. Though, there are a few instances when you can hear him turn the page (script). I recommend this book for every male on the planet. It should be required reading/listening before high school graduation.

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A MUST FOR ALL MEN AND BOYS!

This book should be read by all men about the current conditions facing men regarding women.

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Great!

A healthy smack on the face of what we know and should know about ourselves

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-18

Yowza! Golden nuggets throughout!

Dr Smith dispenses some seriously usefull advice in this clear and concise audiobook! From 'red flags' to look out for when dating, to an overview of how to handle a divorce, the information here will be incredibly appealing to men of all ages (particularly single guys or those who seem to consistently attract bad women).

This is the first audiobook i paid for outside of the monthly fee and i'm very glad i did. I'll buy the physical book too for quick referance.

Very easy to listen to and understand as the book has been excelently written and has clear and expressive narration.

All round excellence.

Thank you Dr Smith.

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  • Marlone Judith
  • 08-05-18

tough break up survivor

This was recommended but entrepreneurs and cars to help me understand why the same romantic mistakes keep happening to me. just got out of a long term relationship from idealised to demonized. I couldn't understand why, now I do. I cannot recommend this enough.

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  • Simon Shaw
  • 11-12-20

Excellent book. Highly recommended.

This short book could save you a lot of time, money and frustration. The content is worth it's weight in gold. Lots of data references to back up it's messages too. Every man should read this book at least once and preferably before he's started a long term commitment with someone.
I have the audible version which is read very well with great vocal clarity.

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  • Herbert
  • 06-21-20

Great book!

Essential reading/listening for all men! Men need to understand the current relationship landscape and this book will definitely help!

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  • Russell
  • 01-25-20

I wish I’d heard this 20 years ago

Essential listening for guys navigating the modern dating scene. Concise, profound advice that is informative, transformational and ultimately delivers an optimistic message to men wanting to find their best match.

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  • Scott
  • 06-18-22

Excellent book

I really wish I would of found this book before meeting my ex wife but at least I won’t be making the same mistake again

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  • Høgni Sunnleifsson Jacobsen
  • 05-14-22

no fluff no fuss

no fluff no fuss

narrator was clear and consistent.

I write these words now, Because the review requires 15 words.

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  • Marwan Ali
  • 01-08-22

A good guide

Book was interesting insight. the red flags and tell tails categorized in an easy way.

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  • J. Klepacki
  • 10-08-21

Great information for Men and women!

Author shares his findings on qualities and attributes one should look in potential partner. Sometimes it's not very easy to spot the red flags and he explains what to look for. He talks on length about what qualities to look for and think these qualities equally apply to both men and women. However, it's interestingly explained how and why men process the same situation and related emotions in quite different way from females and how this can create friction etc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-21

Essential for EVERY man

The best book I know when it comes to relationships from a male perspective. A must read for every man who wants to marry or live in a close relationship

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  • Jobe King
  • 12-28-21

the best relationship advice for an astute man

great for long car trips. listened with my girlfriend! not woman hating. great advice. evidence based! the real deal. so well explained. recommend to all young men wanting marriage /long term relationship.

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  • Ian
  • 12-01-21

Excellent and I recommend it to all.

This book contains a lot of great insights into relationship psychology and behavior. As much as the title may put some people of in hastily assuming the book is Misogynistic, I think they'll be surprised how universal and unbiased the advice is.

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  • Matthew j pope
  • 09-09-21

Great insight

An enjoyable read gives insight into what to look for and what not to look for in a woman.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-21

Thank you Shawn

This is a great book, thank you for your knowledge. I will be reading it again in the not too distant future.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-28-21

Excellent!

Extremely informative. As a middle aged male this is a great book of advice. Recommend+++

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-13-20

Causes introspection

Very useful, well researched. Helped me understand a lot about myself (and my failed marriage).

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  • Brett Granger
  • 11-19-20

Wish I had read it sooner.

Grounded in solid psychology, both research and practice. Good mix of theory and practical information and advice. Well organised and presented - getting to first look at you and properly understand yourself first. No nonsense down to earth writing style. Brilliantly narrated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-16-20

Great book! Highly recommended read for all

With factual insights and balanced view points on humans behavior from a psychological lens, Dr. Smith does has done an amazing job with this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-14-20

Fantastic Book!

Every male should read this book. As much as it highlighted the pitfalls I always seemed to find in relationships, over and over. It also highlighted faults (and there are many) within myself. What an empowering read/listen and it helped that the delivery was earthed and at my level. I will re listen to this book many times I believe.

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  • Waka
  • 07-14-19

enjoyed

Very good tips and strategies! a little longer and would be perfect. 4 out of 5.