Weil ihr neununddreißigster Geburtstag auf einen Freitag, den Dreizehnten fällt und ihr Bett so leer ist wie ihr Kühlschrank und ihr Konto, nützt der Journalistin Sandra Wegener auch ihr Mantra Das Leben ist schön, nichts mehr. Doch unerwartet erhält sie den Auftrag, für eine Frauenzeitschrift undercover am bundesweit ersten Slow-Dating-Seminar in einem Schlosshotel nahe der dänischen Grenze teilzunehmen. Was sie nicht ahnt: Auch ihr Exmann, der charmante, gutaussehende Illustrator Linus, ist im Auftrag des Magazins dabei. Umgehend beweist ihr Linus, dass er es immer noch mühelos schafft, sie aus dem Gleichgewicht zu bringen. Während beim Slow Dating-Rollenspiel Ehekrach die Fetzen fliegen und beim gemeinsamen Backen in der Schlossküche zarte Bande geknüpft werden, setzt Linus alles daran, um Sandra zurückzugewinnen. Aber da gibt es auf dem Gutshof, der zum Schloss gehört, auch noch den attraktiven Jonathan Dankwerth und seine Pferde, die mächtigen Schleswiger Kaltblüter. Schon am ersten Tag hat es zwischen Jonathan und Sandra geprickelt - ganz ohne Speed- oder Slow-Dating. Doch Jonathan scheint ein düsteres Geheimnis mit sich herumzutragen ... Alexa Hirth wuchs in Süddeutschland auf und studierte Literaturwissenschaft. Sie arbeitet als Publizistin und Übersetzerin. Im vergangenen Jahr erfüllte sie sich einen Traum und nahm eine Auszeit, um mit Slow Dating ihren ersten Roman zu schreiben. Alexa Hirth lebt seit vielen Jahren mit ihrem Mann in Schleswig-Holstein.
Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 1,0, The University of Hong Kong, language: English, abstract: The on-going process of technological innovation and expansion combined with a more and more fast-paced, dynamic and global world result in a slow take over of computers and artificial intelligence in fundamental human task areas. One example of how technological progress invades into our daily life is the invention of dating applications that enhance the search for a possible relationship partner by providing a distinct platform for people with similar purposes. Since the interaction on these platforms are simultaneous actions of a group of human beings that yield a specific result - getting to know possible partners - the situation can be analysed from a game theoretic perspective. During this paper I will firstly elaborate on the underlying assumptions of my model. Afterwards I am developing a formal framework that allows to explore the phenomenon from a rather objective and rational perspective. The quintessence of this setup is that the problem at hand can be identified as a repeated collective prisoners dilemma or an example of the tragedy of commons. In a final step I will provide several possible solutions to improve the efficiency of the analysed market / social interactions. Two of these approaches are very game theoretical, while I also included two more market-oriented approaches to provide a multidimensional perspective on the issue.
Dating can sometimes feel like you´re riding a roller coaster. It´s fast, it´s nerve-wracking and at some point you just want to get off! Sound familiar? For so many women, dating has become more like a race than a pursuit of love. You don´t want just any man - you want to find Mr. Right. But you have to sort through all the bad ones to get to him! It can feel exhausting. You swipe through countless pictures on dating apps, search through online profiles, connect with Facebook friends-of-friends-of-friends, Twitter followers, or even try a head-spinning four-minute speed date. If a man doesn´t seem good-looking enough, or tall enough, or funny enough from a first impression, it´s on to the next! While riding this kind of dating roller coaster may seem to be the best and fastest way to meet the right person, it doesn´t work. There is, however, a better way. In Kelly Seal´s new book Date Expectations: A Guide To Changing Your Dating Life And Finding Real Love, she examines how such anxious searching actually works against you. She explains several techniques to help you slow down your search and see how your subconscious habits create barriers to finding the right man, and having a shot at real love. You´ll learn the keys to more effective communication, which is at the very heart of meeting new people and relationship building. Date Expectations shows how you can shift your perspective in order to make finding that special someone not only more enjoyable, but significantly more possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Seal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026509de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What were her parents thinking when they opted for burial in the backyard? Karen doesn´t know but finds herself talking more and more to their tombstones as her personal life descends into chaos. Her marriage in flames and dating life little more than one huge catastrophe, she finds herself turning to a furry, acorn-throwing neighbor for solace. But even that friendship is endangered when she learns his tree must be cut to repair her septic system. Can the fresh air and slow pace of life in Menyon Falls heal Karen´s broken heart, or will returning to Maine turn out to be the biggest mistake of her life? One reviewer says, ´´Tim Greaton´s fans will follow him to Hell in gasoline raincoats....´´ You´re invited to find out why. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003420de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barb and Janet were a couple...and then they werent. What now? They started a tentative relationship that led to sex a little too soon. Both shied away but their friends knew the two women belonged together. They conspired to put them together in a neutral place where they could talk it out and it worked. They talked. They started slow, with actually dating the second time around...but now what? Theyve both been shattered by love lost. Theyre both wary of getting deeply involved again. It doesnt help matters any when Barbs focus gets drawn away from her own happiness to tend to the needs of others. Janet tries to be understanding of Barbs need to be there for her family. She knows she loves the fiercely independent blonde but shes not so sure they belong together in a committed, long term sort of way, especially when her attempts to lend a hand from time to time seem to bring out more ire than gratefulness. Barbs dad and his health problems have her feeling years older than she already is. When she looks at the only slightly younger Janet, she sees the exuberance and inexperience of youth. She loves the curvy cop with her heart on her sleeve but shes afraid the younger woman too often leaps before she considers all of the consequences. What will it take to convince the two women that their personalities complement each other and that theyre a good match? Fans of the Morelville Mysteries mystery/romance series may recognize these two characters who played supporting roles in those books but this novel stands apart from those. Its a sequel to the novel Broken Women. You dont need to read that book to enjoy this one but, for all the back story that makes the two ladies who they are, the author highly recommends it.
It was time for me to get back into the world of dating, but I was determined to take things slow. When I met Walt, I had no idea we´d hit it off so well, and I certainly had no idea that a short time later I´d have my first anal sex experience! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021210de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Set of two lesfic romance novels, Broken Women and the sequel, Healing Embrace . In Broken Women : Can two women, unlucky in love, find solace in each other? Where do you go when you lose everything? Who do you turn to next when nobody seems to want you for more than a causal fling? When death unexpectedly takes the love of your life, the best you can do is to try to cope and to hold on to the good memories. When your beloveds family takes everything else you have, hope is all thats left...if you can hang on to that. Youve been smitten more than once. Youve even been in love a time or two. The trouble is, your feelings are always only yours. Cupids arrow always fails to land. In Healing Embrace : Barb and Janet were a couple...and then they werent. What now? They started a tentative relationship that led to sex a little too soon. Both shied away but their friends knew the two women belonged together. Their friends conspired to put them together in a neutral place where they could talk it out and it worked. They talked. They started slow, with actually dating the second time around...but now what? Theyve both been shattered by love lost. Theyre both wary of getting deeply involved again. It doesnt help matters any when Barbs focus gets drawn away from her own happiness to tend to the needs of others. Janet tries to be understanding of Barbs need to be there for her family. She knows she loves the fiercely independent blonde but shes not so sure they belong together in a committed, long term sort of way, especially when her attempts to lend a hand from time to time seem to bring out more ire than gratefulness. Barbs dad and his health problems have her feeling years older than she already is. When she looks at the only slightly younger Janet, she sees the exuberance and inexperience of youth. She loves the curvy cop with her heart on her sleeve but shes afraid the younger woman too often leaps before she considers all of the consequences. What will it take to convince the two women that their personalities complement each other and that theyre a good match? Can two love weary people, from different worlds, find strength together? Can they find more and even a happily ever after? Fans of the Morelville Mysteries mystery/romance series may recognize these two characters, who played supporting roles in these books but these novels stand alone, apart from that series.
Sex is cheap. Coupled sexual activity has become more widely available than ever. Cheap sex has been made possible by two technologies that have little to do with each other - the Pill and high-quality pornography - and its distribution made more efficient by a third technological innovation, online dating. Together, they drive down the cost of real sex, and in turn slow the development of love, make fidelity more challenging, sexual malleability more common, and have even taken a toll on men´s marriageability. Cheap Sex takes readers on an extended tour inside the American mating market, and highlights key patterns that characterize young adults´ experience today, including the timing of first sex in relationships, overlapping partners, frustrating returns on their relational investments, and a failure to link future goals like marriage with how they navigate their current relationships. Drawing upon several large nationally-representative surveys, in-person interviews with 100 men and women, and the assertions of scholars ranging from evolutionary psychologists to gender theorists, what emerges is a story about social change, technological breakthroughs, and unintended consequences. Men and women have not fundamentally changed, but their unions have. No longer playing a supporting role in relationships, sex has emerged as a central priority in relationship development and continuation. But unravel the layers, and it is obvious that the emergence of ´´industrial sex´´ is far more a reflection of men´s interests than women´s.