Monday, February 4, 2013

31 Dates in 31 Days by Tamara Duricka Johnson

This is the most exhausting book I've read so far in 2013. Doesn't the title just make you a bit faint, anxious, and uncomfortable? Or am I projecting all of my first date anxiety onto you?

After yet another break-up with a boyfriend, the author decided to think about dating in a new way. Previously, she had allowed herself to get too invested too quickly with a man. So, she decided to go out on 30 dates with 30 different guys in 30 days. From these 30 guys, she would choose which one she would ask out on a second date. Thus, 31 dates in 31 days.

By the way, all of the guys knew that they were a part of her "project." There were also rules: no physical intimacy, the date had to last at least 31 minutes, and there was a budget of $31.

Each chapter describes a date that she went on. For me, the dates and guys started to run together.

I can appreciate her new approach to dating. Instead of going out on a date and starting to mentally plan her wedding, she slows down and focuses on each guy. She wanted to know what made each guy unique and to appreciate each guy for who he was. She also wanted to stay focused on the present, be herself, and just have a fun time getting to know someone.

But 31 dates in 31 days? Oh man, I was so tired just reading about it all.

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