November 9, 2021

This Book Changed my Love Life

Ali Abdaal
The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: This video is an overview of one of the best books I've read on dating and has genuinely changed the way I'm approaching my love lifeโ€”How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love by Logan Ury. In this episode of Book Club we'll go over the 4 main reasons why dating in the modern day is hard, and then we'll go over 5 top tips that I got from the book to help with dating. Enjoy! Get the book here: TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Intro 00:27 Why dating is hard - Personal identities 01:14 Why dating is hard - Too many options 02:00 Why dating is hard - Social media 02:59 Why dating is hard - It's a big decision 05:18 Tip #1 - Know your blind spots 07:17 Tip #2 - Don't let perfect be the enemy of great 10:14 Tip #3 - Stop looking for prom dates 12:35 Tip #4 - Spread your wings 17:37 Tip #5 - Decide, don't slide MY FREE ONLINE COURSES: ๐Ÿš€ Productivity Masterclass - Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity - ๐ŸŽฌ Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - From Beginner to YouTuber - ๐ŸŽ“ How to Study for Exams - An Evidence-Based Masterclass - PART-TIME YOUTUBER ACADEMY: ๐Ÿฟ My 6-week live online course - MY FAVOURITE GEAR: ๐ŸŽฅ My YouTube Camera Gear - โŒจ๏ธ My Keyboard - Wireless Coral mechanical keyboard (Cherry Blue) - ๐Ÿ“ My favourite iPad Screen Protector - Paperlike - ๐ŸŽ’ My Desk Accessories + Todo List - Ugmonk - MY FAVOURITE SOFTWARE: โœ๏ธ The best summaries of books (Shortform) - ๐Ÿ“š How I remember what I read (Readwise) - ๐ŸŽต Where I get my Music (amazing for YouTubers) - ๐ŸŽ™ My weekly podcast - My brother and I host a weekly podcast where we discuss happiness, creativity and the human condition. You can find it by searching โ€œNot Overthinkingโ€ on any podcast app (eg: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc). BE MY FRIEND: ๐Ÿ’Œ Sign up to my weekly email newsletter - ๐ŸŒ My website / blog - ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram - ๐Ÿฆ Twitter - ๐ŸŽฎ Twitch - WHO AM I: Iโ€™m Ali, a YouTuber, podcaster, soon-to-be author and ex-Doctor working in London, UK. I make videos that explore the strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. I also have a weekly podcast with my brother (, and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things ( ๐ŸŒ My website / blog - GET IN TOUCH: If youโ€™d like to talk, Iโ€™d love to hear from you. Tweeting @AliAbdaal directly will be the quickest way to get a response, but if your question is very long, feel free to email me at I try my best to reply to things but there sadly aren't enough hours in the day to respond to everyone ๐Ÿ˜ญ PS: Some of the links in this description are affiliate links that I get a kickback from ๐Ÿ˜œ
a paperback book cover that says how to not diet alone and the two straws with a face and one with an expression on top are surrounded by various tools and paper
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