Dating and Relationship Advice

The Science of Single

There’s a new book hitting shelves on January 4, 2011, and it’s one that singles might want to check out. “The Science of Single: One Woman’s Grand Experiment in Dating, Creating Chemistry and Finding Love” by Rachel Machacek chronicles one woman’s dating experience in Washington.

Rachel Machacek was a writer for the Washington Post who signed a deal to write a book that covered the details of her one year experiment in throwing herself head first into Washington’s dating scene using every dating resource available to her.

Along the way, Machacek encountered many of the issues with which you’re probably familiar, like the guys who were absolutely nothing like their online profile. But, she likely learned just as much about herself as she did the guys she was dating.

For example, Machacek learned that she was putting a lot of importance on each and every first date, always thinking, “Maybe he’s the one”. Over time, she says, she’s learned to shift her expectations, which means that she’s a lot less disappointed when things don’t go as she hopes.

Machacek also learned the importance of just “getting out there”, saying that sometimes we don’t find love simply because it’s safer and easier to just stay home.

Machacek learned a lot of lessons that many of us need to learn. Check out her interview here in the Columbus Dispatch. And, if you’re so inclined, check out her book, which will be available in stores January 4.

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