It's not about DATING exactly, but what a sixty year-old man, me, learns from his 31 year-old son about "the art of picking up women." I mean, the SUCCESSFUL art, which is not anything like the "older generation" would have a clue about.
Anyway, this personal recounting ain't long/dry like most books, so take a quick tour of one man's transformational journey, not unlike the one YOU are on.
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Miriam wrote: "[book:lead me not into temptation; i can find it myself: Grandma Goes Online|13510010]"\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect.
`Built around 1780...a two-hour train ride from Paris..neighbor keeps his horses in my backyard..made with apples from my own trees.'I caught the highlights of Hugh's broadcast and understood that my first goal was to make him my boyfriend, to trick or blackmail him into making some sort of commitment. It's sort of like what I did with [my daughter] Jules when she agreed to taste gefilte fish. Will I ever feel that I know anything at all, and if not, what then?
I know it sounds calculating, but if you're not cute, you might as well be clever. You smile reassuringly, you say, `I'm proud of you for trying it,' you remind her that there are other fish in the sea." —Lisa Kogan (writer), from Lesson Learned: If you have to ask, you can't afford it "If you have to ask someone to change, to tell you they love you, to bring wine to dinner, to call you when they land, you can't afford to be with them. [...] You irrationally mortgage what little logic you own to pay for this one thing. " —Amy Cohen (producer–dating columnist), from Lesson Learned: There's so much more than romance "If I'm single, I either obsessively try to change that—basing decisions on if I think my Mr. She's obviously amazing, and if she's your best friend, marry her. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't, that you're not ready, or not capable. I'm here to tell you it is; if she's your friend in addition to all of the other stuff, pull the trigger, don't let her get away.
Goodreads librarians can edit Listopia lists."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect." —Sarah Silverman (comedian), from Lesson Learned: You can't hide anything "For the first time, I had a witness to the inner workings of my life. Your own sense of self-worth takes the wheel and says, Enough of this shit. There's so much more than romance in the world: There are friends and food and laughter and sights and smells and sounds and delicious, crispy, patatas bravas, and the more I focus on my love life to the exclusion of all those other things, the smaller my world becomes." —Anna David (journalist), Lesson Learned: Marry your best friend "`How did you do it? And together we discovered what it really means to get to know someone. This has made me wonder about the lists in general. I created this one but have no editing capabilities.As far as I understand, you can essentially put any book on any public list, unrelated or not.\"\n\n I kne..."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect.
Highlight('comment_body_usertext')" class="small Text" href="#comment_form" Dimity wrote: "Nobody tends to the lists.