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“Date Like a Grownup: Anecdotes, Admissions of Guilt and Advice Between Friends” examines the impact of loneliness and social obsolescence on men and women in their second single lives and provides punctuating proof that looking for love from a place of isolation is as unwise as grocery shopping on an empty stomach.
Unlike many other relationship manuals, this book will not guide you through game playing and winning temporary partners. Instead, readers will develop a personalized strategy for building a life foundation that facilitates growing a “right fit” relationship. Topics include: effective filtering, social media and online dating, how to avoid isolation and strategically build a larger social network. Engaging narratives such as “Parking Lot Apology,” “The Percocet Proposal” and “Need Meets Greed” underline specific dating principles outlined in the book and affirm that none of us are immune to bad choices.
And with at least half of the adult population attempting a “do-over” on their most committed
relationship–and many getting it wrong yet a second time–these proven “do’s and don’ts”are first date gold for men and women navigating midlife dating and vicarious entertainment for thankful sideline observers.
Pickup in Aisle Twelve
Stuffing Sandwiches Down My Shirt
PICKUP IN AISLE TWELVE:
After a would-be suitor tails her to a grocery store checkout, Angie Wharton confronts the grim realities of her post-divorce dating options. Niggling guilt, a fickle resolve and easy access to her sister’s dinner table have kept her on the sidelines, but her brother-in-law’s patience –and supplies of cabernet are running low.
Pressed into posting an online dating profile, Angie decides to take the offense before love passes her by. But navigating this virtual world of blurred photos and lonely hearts will require her to create both a roadmap and a new understanding of herself.
Lipstick? Check. Eye contact? More or less. Awkward moments? Uh huh.
MEET ANGIE WHARTON: Angie talks about posting her online dating profile:
STUFFING SANDWICHES DOWN MY SHIRT… STRATEGIES AND INSPIRATION FOR CRUTCH USERS: An upbeat approach to one-footed living, this book delivers practical ideas for maximizing the temporary challenges asssociated with a casted leg and crutch use. The author, a single mom of three, found humor to be critical in making her post-op recovery time a fulfilling and, surprisingly, fun experience. Gym workouts, grocery shopping and even happy hours still happened —she deemed her cast to be “better than a puppy” in facilitating human connection.
Now on Amazon.
TIPS FROM THE TIGHTROPE
As an advice columnist for Salary.com, I receive a lot of reader questions and emails regarding work/family balance. You can read a little of my story (and reader emails) here:“Boost Your Work/Life Balance.” TIPS FROM THE TIGHTROPE covers the rest of it: Relationships, divorce, dating, personal health, overall life fitness and inspiration to be your best self. If you have a question or topic idea that pertains to these life segments, please include “Tips From the Tightrope” in your subject line. Thanks!
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