Diane Mapes is the author of How to Date in a Post-Dating World and the editor of Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness. At present, she writes stories about health, lifestyle and singles issues for MSNBC.com, CNN.com, Singular Magazine and other publications, online and off. Until the recent shuttering of the Seattle P-I by Hearst, she wrote a humor column about the single life called "Single Shot." Her work has also appeared in Bust, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Health, Los Angeles Times, MSN.com, Mental Floss, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Times, Southern Living, The Washington Post, etc.
I'm currently working on a lurid history of dating.
Sasquatch Books (How to Date in a Post-Dating World)
Seal Press (Single State of the Union)
I spend most of my time writing, reading and researching, but manage to find a few hours here and there to play piano, work on some of my 1930s-style compositions and/or peruse Seattle’s bookstores in search of vintage etiquette, dating and sex manuals for my growing collection.
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