October 11, 2019

"I didn’t want to open the book because it felt too close to home. But I’m glad I did. Because in it I found empathy for the women who hear these things and the men who say them. And an explanation for why seemingly good matches fall apart or never come to fruition." 
 -The Washington Post 

 "Birch’s intimate style will appeal to women near the end of their dating tether." 
 -Toronto Star 


A research-based guide to navigating the newest dating phenomenon--"the love gap"--and a trailblazing action plan to help smart, confident, career-driven women find (and keep) their match.

For a rising generation young women, the sky is the limit. Women can be anything and have everything. They are outpacing their male peers in higher education and earning the corner office at work. Smart, driven, assertive women are succeeding at just about everything they do--except romance.

Why are so many men afraid to date smart women?

Modern men claim to want smarts, success, and independence in romantic partners. Or so says the data collected by scientists and dating websites. If that's the case, why are so many independent, successful women winning in life, but losing in love? Journalist Jenna Birch has finally named the perplexing reason: "the love gap"--or that confusing rift between who men say they want to date and who they actually commit to. Backed by extensive data, research, in-depth interviews with experts and real-life relationship stories, THE LOVE GAP is the first book to explore the most talked-about dating trend today. The guide also establishes a new framework for navigating modern relationships, and the tricky new gender dynamics that impact them. Women can, and should, have it all without settling.



 "Birch examines and dissects the societal structures that allow smart, successful women who want commitment and partnership to still be held whim to the desires of men."

"After reading Jenna Birch's The Love Gap: A Radical Plan to Win in Life and Love, I realized that it's so easy to tell yourself that 'he's not interested' because he left you on read and it's been a few days, or 'she's too busy' with her friends to notice me. If you feel something you haven't felt with anyone else, swallow your damn pride and give it a shot!"

"IT'S AMAZING. The Love Gap explores the exact phenomenon of why men are afraid to date women who are smart and driven. If you relate to that story (read it! it's fun!), you will love this book."
The Everygirl

"The Love Gap fills in the missing pieces of how and why relationships fail or fail to blossom into real, lasting love. Birch shows you how to make a decision about the relationship you’re in, and the relationship you want to be in. This book is destined to become a classic guide to succeeding in today’s relationships."
Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed., author of Getting Past Your Breakup and Getting Back Out There

"Jenna Birch not only highlights a term which has seemingly defined a generation—she successfully bridges the gap between research and the real world. She educates the reader on how to date both better and smarter. The Love Gap inspires a sense of hope for the future, a hope for the one, a hope for love."
Marisa T. Cohen, PhD, psychologist and author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love

"The Love Gap delves deeply into the ‘Whys' of dating’s successes and failures. And as a result, this highly readable book also has advice that feels deeply right. And—dare I say it—it should be read by both women and men (who will learn a lot about themselves)."
—Art Markman, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas and author of Smart Thinking

"Infinitely likable, disconcertingly accurate, and chock-full of indispensable advice. The Love Gap will have you telling all your single friends: This is the book you have to read!"
—Marina Adshade, PhD, professor at the Vancouver School of Economics and author of Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love

"The Love Gap delivers some powerful advice to 20, 30, and 40-somethings struggling to make sense of their single status. Birch aims to plug the 'love gaps,' as she calls them, so that smart, attractive, successful women can find healthy, happy relationships."
—Neely Steinberg, Love enTREPreneur, Dating Coach at The Love TREP 

"Jenna Birch teaches 'full-package' women how to find (and keep) love in this remarkable book. The Love Gap will help readers recognize the types of men they’ve loved and lost, packed with a plan to help you fall into the arms of a real keeper."
—Julie Spira, award-winning dating coach, online dating expert, and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating

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