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How to Date Slowly — In 50 Easy Steps!

One of my life projects is learning how to date slowly. I talk about it in therapy.  I talk about it with friends.  I talk about it with family.  I talk about it with people I’m romantically interested in. I read about it.   I reflect.  I practice. I meet people.   We date.  It’s not exactly slow, but it’s half a pace slower than the time before.  I make more mistakes.  I have fun.  I suffer.  I review lessons learned, brush off my shoulders, lick my wounds and begin again.

An excellent book on how to do this, practically, is “How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk” by John Van Epp.  I confess that I did not buy this book in order to learn how to date slowly.  I bought this book in order to learn how to avoid falling in love with jerks.  And, whadya know, it so happens that these two themes are inextricably intertwined.

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