Swiping Over 40: Dating In a Fast Food World: A Book About Online Dating
Swiping Over 40: Dating In A Fast Food World is a “he said, she said” book that explores the internet dating process step-by-step for mature women who are either actively involved in or considering internet dating. Written by Kathlyn Heim, this guide to online dating at an older age comically compares dating via the internet with fast food dining.
Fortunately, having literally thousands of dating prospects at the click of a button, we have choices, perhaps too many choices. Like 31 flavors, one can choose mint chip today, bing-cherry tomorrow, and rainbow sherbet the following day.
Dating in the dark ages, as our parents knew it, no longer exists. Gone are the days when two people meet and embark on the relationship journey. Gone are the days when a man asks for a number, calls the woman, plans a date, picks her up at her home, and pays for the date, and asks you out for date #2. Gone are the days when two people find each other and commit to dating only each other and “see where it leads.”
In today’s world of internet dating, the process may look more like this: You like each other’s profile and send a message. You agree to meet in a public place, go “dutch” on the check, then part ways. You get home, login to the site, and see he is “online now!” Statistically speaking, chances are high that the first date will also be your last date!
With this shift in the dating paradigm, comes a whole new set of guidelines, or rules. What exactly are those rules, and how do we learn them? Many books have been written in relation to dating and even online dating. Although informative, dating books of the past were written for a specific gender, by the same gender.