Chapter 16 Excerpt: Heterosexual Men Who Don’t Like Vaginas

Chapter 16 Excerpt: Heterosexual Men Who Don’t Like Vaginas

Here are the first few paragraphs from chapter sixteen of my book Till Delete Do Us Part.             My dad called this morning, something that happens a lot more recently. He wants to know about my health and my relationship status. I told him I’m really healthy. “Sugar, are you walking up to a lot of men on the street and introducing yourself?” I can’t help but laugh. “Seriously, what? Dad no,” I said wondering if we really needed to have…

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Chapter 15 Excerpt: Stupid Reno and the Dangers of Dating a Man You Cannot Understand

Chapter 15 Excerpt: Stupid Reno and the Dangers of Dating a Man You Cannot Understand

I have gone well over a month without a date and I’m torn between relief and a compulsive need to keep trying. No men hit on me when I leave my house so I must be giving off the crazy cat lady vibe. There is a French café by my house where I love to have lunch. There are a lot of men who buy lunch there but they get their food to go. Women, on the other hand, eat…

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Chapter 14 Excerpt: Men Don’t Date Women Who Ask Questions

Chapter 14 Excerpt: Men Don’t Date Women Who Ask Questions

It’s really unpleasant to meet a string of angry men and be slandered. My standards were high when I started dating, but now, not so much. I’m clearly attracted to the wrong things in a dating profile and let’s not forget people lie. There are even people who pay writers to craft their profiles. I devised a list of questions that would weed out men who aren’t serious about long-term relationships or marriage. I came up with the following questions….

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Chapter 13 Excerpt: The Most Stupendous Snowhamish, Crazy Names Are Better Than Crazy Dates

Chapter 13 Excerpt: The Most Stupendous Snowhamish, Crazy Names Are Better Than Crazy Dates

There’s a little of everything out there. I was having lunch with Chloe and Grace when Grace told me she had met someone. He was an actor. I personally have always had a no actor or politician rule. They both seem like a lot of trouble to me. “We’ve actually been dating for a few months,” she said coyly. “Why didn’t you tell me?” I asked. “I wanted to tell you in person,” she said. “That sounds ominous.” “Tell her…

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Chapter 12 Excerpt: The Date Was Unexpectedly O-ver

Chapter 12 Excerpt: The Date Was Unexpectedly O-ver

It’s real and it’s terrible. Here is the beginning of an unfortunate dating story from chapter 12 of my book Till Delete Do Us Part. Before I started internet dating, I loved the idea of getting to know someone new. I wanted the dates I went on to be adventurous and romantic. I thought I would be hiking, eating exotic foods, and going on hot-air balloon rides. Basically all of the things I do with my girlfriends, but with a…

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Chapter 11 Excerpt: A Good Old Fashioned Stalking Which Isn’t Stalking

Chapter 11 Excerpt: A Good Old Fashioned Stalking Which Isn’t Stalking

Has this ever happened to you? It doesn’t matter how many emails, photos, calls, or texts you exchange, when you meet an internet date, it’s a blind date. You don’t know what or who to expect but I never expected I would feel I was being stalked. I accepted a date with a computer programmer named Todd. Todd and I agreed to meet on the corner in front of a coffee shop. We talked for a few minutes and walked…

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Chapter 10: Biofuel Distillation and Other Sweet Nothings

Chapter 10: Biofuel Distillation and Other Sweet Nothings

While scrolling through the profiles of men who had emailed me, I came across Chuck. He was cute but his profile caught my eye because he fueled his car with biofuels. There was a picture of him pouring oil into his gas tank behind a restaurant. I found it fascinating. More importantly he wasn’t a hipster. I’d seen other profiles of men who were into sustainable living but they all seemed antiestablishment or in danger of having to go off-grid…

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