Every week it seems, I encounter young women who are wrestling with thoughts like, Should I try a little harder to get a guy’s attention – maybe create a really nice profile of myself for an online dating service?
While I know that kindness and generosity are imperatives to a lasting relationship, early on, I am also attracted to a little bit of mystery. If things go well, this translates to the nervous excitement about what potential is ahead. My girls regularly ask if I have been hanging out with any “friends” recently.Let him know you are interested – otherwise he may overlook you and move on to a different girl! Online dating gives you far more guys to choose from so you can ‘shop’ for the partner you’ve always dreamed of!”“You’ve got to be aggressive when it comes to finding a husband,” says yet another book on helping single young women find their husbands.As I have met new women, I find myself attracted to the layers, to their own brokenness, to our common ground and the resilience that comes with life experience. I think I see an inspirational quote every minute on Instagram, specifically about overcoming our failures, learning from mistakes, and being a better person each day.Not that it requires having been through a divorce … These mantras can get tiresome, but that doesn’t make them less true.