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The Grown Woman's Guide to Online Dating: Lessons Learned While Swiping Right, Snapping Selfies, and Analyzing Emojis

The Grown Woman's Guide to Online Dating: Lessons Learned While Swiping Right, Snapping Selfies, and Analyzing Emojis

by Margot Starbuck


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Does the thought of joining a dating site invoke feelings of fear and anxiety—or, worse, insecurity or unworthiness? If so, then The Grown Woman’s Guide to Online Dating is the book for you. In it, New York Times bestselling writer and funny lady Margot Starbuck describes her own experiences with online dating—from the often-absurd to the sometimes-serious—and the insights 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. Now, sixteen different dating sites and far too many membership fees later, Starbuck offers an inside look into the wild, surprising, and endlessly fascinating world of virtual courtship.

With practical advice about how these sites work, what to expect, and when to join and quit, along with proven tips for making the most of them, the Grown Woman’s Guide will equip readers with all they need to take the plunge. They’ll discover how to:

  • embrace who they are as women already beloved,
  • create irresistible profiles that highlight what makes them unique,
  • assess what they like and dislike in men’s profiles,
  • write a message that is most likely to get a response,
  • recognize sixteen “red flags” so that they stay safe, and
  • understand and avoid the practices of ghosting and catfishing.

Starbuck’s honest and reassuring voice is like that of a close girlfriend who cheers on her readers with both humor and biblically based advice. Even as she shares the personal and spiritual growth she experienced in her own journey—including coping with her feelings of loneliness, rejection, and pressure—she reminds them of the unchanging truth that they have always been the beloved of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400217007
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 08/11/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Margot Starbuck is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, writing teacher, and speaker. She earned a masters of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a bachelor's from Westmont College. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her three fabulous teenagers, in a community built around friends with disabilities. Learn more at