How to Date in a Post-Dating World is a funny, journalistic take on the traditional dating manual, filled with dating horror stories from today's savvy singles, commentary on the latest, greatest trends in dating and mating, and interviews and advice from experts on everything from sex to serial killers to style.
Diane gives an overview of the book:
Let’s face it, folks. Dating is no picnic these days. The bars are filled with misanthropes, the online sites with mullets and your coupled-up friends don’t help matters much by setting you up with people simply because they’re breathing and bipedal (“But you’ve got so much in common! You’re both single and you’re both Homo sapiens!”). Manners are MIA, expectations are DOA and your love life, as a result, is totally SOL. Even if you’re happy with your single status (and the popular media will be the first to tell you you’re not), it’s tough going out there. Flirting has become a foreign language, affection a damaging weakness. Instead of slowly getting to know people over drinks and dinner, we conduct brutal husband and wife interviews, impatient to hear the right answers, dismissive of all the wrong. How do you feel about children? What kind of car do you drive? Would you ever consider breast augmentations? Are those hair plugs or what? We’ve become shallow, we’ve become cranky, and we’ve systematically Elimidated true love from our lives before it can even raise its sheepish head.
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 ...