To all the sisters who reached out and held my hand in whatever way you could, who cried my tears with me, and laughter my laughter too, I thank every one of you. Tired of all the drama, tired of not being good enough, tired of life.I survived.” ― Jayne Higgins, tags: bastard, bestie, betrayal, broken-hearted, catfish, date, depressed, drained, emotional-wreck, friends, funny, gone, handsome, happy-ending, healed, healing, heartbreak, hilarious, hold-hands, hysterical, i-am-woman, international-women-s-day, laughter, love, love-story, mrs, my-world-is-upside-down, online-dating, pain, rollercoaster-of-emotions, scam, sisterhood, sisters, strong-women, support-each-other, tears, unputdownable, women, women-everywhere, wreck “You see that girl, she looks so happy right? But she doesn't want to look dramatic, weak or attention seeking so she keeps it all inside.He towels off, and meets me back in the living room where we sit on blankets and talk.He declines soup, but I refuel and pour him more whisky and we chat.Act's like everything's perfect but she cries at night, boy does she cry at night, so that everybody thinks she is the happiest person they know, that she has no problems and her life is perfect.Little do they know.” ― Jayne Higgins, tags: amazing-book, bastard, beach-read, betrayal, dating-scams, debut-novel, fantastic-book, funny, girlfriends, great-read, great-reads-for-women-over-40, happy-ending, heartache, heartbreak, hilarious, husband, love, love-story, love-that-book, lovers, must-have-read, online-dating, perfect-holiday-read, scams, twists, unputdownable, women, writer “In 2011, Mark Brooks, a consultant to online-dating companies, published the results of an industry survey titled “How Has Internet Dating Changed Society?Mom's always nagging her to go back on but Aunt Penny says she'd rather have root canal work - without anesthetic.” ― Sarah Darer Littman, “She is resisting the Internet idea...because she doesn't want to one day tell her children that she posted an ad on the Internet, interviewed twenty-five hopeful candidates, and finally their father turned up and looked good in comparison with the rest of them.It just doesn't seem right.” ― Jenny Colgan, “Don't you think it's weird how dating profiles emphasize listings of your favorite TV shows, movies, and books?
I tell him he should get home soon, and he says he's had too much to drink and actually that's legit because I've been pouring him whiskeys for hours, so I tell him he can sleep on the couch and he does.Our pickiness will probably increase.”“Above all, Internet dating has helped people of all ages realize that there’s no need to settle for a mediocre relationship.”From "A Million First Dates How online romance is threatening monogamy" in January/February 2013” ― Dan Slater, “Having a date with someone other than your ex-wife after being a married man for more than twenty five years was an important occasion alright, but wearing a tie she bought with such strong emotional value attached to it was a form of cowardice, a subconscious reluctance to let go.” ― Vann Chow, tags: after-it-ends, american, ashamed, coward, cowardice, dating, divorce, emotional-value, ex, ex-wife, japan, letting-go, letting-of-the-past, love, marriage, moving-forward, old-couple, online-dating, relationship-quotes, shamefulness, tie, tokyo, undying-love, wake-up, white-man-and-the-pachinko-girl “It's kind of freaky to send your picture over the Internet to someone you don't really know and then have to sit waiting for their judgement on how you look.Maybe that's why my aunt Penny, who got divorced two years ago, hates online dating so much.“Taken from the dedication in my debut novel Exactly 23 days. For women everywhere: When you know you are finally mended, spread the word, hold out your hand, share some love from your heart and some laughter from your soul and be there for a new member of the sisterhood who needs your help.Let's all help our sisters worldwide to stand tall and know, they can and they will recover, survive and thrive, to live the life they deserve.It's as if you are supposed to define yourself by how you distract yourself.