The Grown Woman's Guide to Online Dating: Lessons Learned While Swiping Right, Snapping Selfies, and Analyzing Emojis
: New York Times bestselling writer and funny lady Margot Starbuck dives into the world of online dating, sharing the often-absurd, sometimes-serious experiences that helped her embrace who she truly is. Four years after an unexpected divorce and at...
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New York Times bestselling writer and funny lady Margot Starbuck dives into the world of online dating, sharing the often-absurd, sometimes-serious experiences that helped her embrace who she truly is.
Four years after an unexpected divorce and at the urging of friends, Margot Starbuck ventured into the unknown waters of online dating. Fourteen different dating sites and far too many membership fees later, Starbuck takes readers on a journey through the wild, surprising, and endlessly fascinating world of virtual courtship.
In The Grown Woman's Guide to Online Dating, Starbuck explain the fundamentals--how these sites work, what to expect, and when to join and quit--and gives strategies for making the most of their experience, including how to:
create an irresistible profile, name and notice what's important in a potential mate's profile, write a first message that is sure to get a response, recognize fourteen potential red flags, avoid deal-breaking blunders, ghosting, and catfishing, and end a relationship well.
Writing in the voice of a close girlfriend offering advice over warm coffee, she shares how she has coped with loneliness, rejection, and pressure, which is by embracing the truth that she has always been God's beloved. With sharp wit and a solid biblical foundation--and drawing upon her experiences and those of fellow sisters-in-dating--Starbuck takes readers deep into a strange new world that paradoxically showed her how to better live in this one.
Margot Starbuck (M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary) is a popular speaker at conferences and retreats and on college campuses. Previously Starbuck worked for six years as the Director of Spiritual Development at the Eastern Christian Children's Retreat in Wyckoff, New Jersey, serving women and men living with disabilities. She also served as the interim pastor at Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland, New Jersey.
Starbuck's recent activities include writing for a variety of publications such as Rev!, Pray and Neueserving as a volunteer with Reality Ministries, where she has the privilege of being friends with teens living with disabilities. She has recently written The Girl in the Orange Dress: Searching for a Father Who Does Not Fail and Unsqueezed: Springing Free from Skinny Jeans, Nose Jobs, Highlights and Stilettos.