Früher war alles besser. Der Sex sowieso. Von der Liebe ganz zu schweigen ... Nein, Quatsch! Es verändert sich nur alles. Auch der Sex und die Liebe sind weniger ewig und ´´natürlich´´, als man es vielleicht gern hätte. Und sie müssen sich in der Zeit von Internet und sozialen Netzwerken gegenüber der alten analogen Kultur und ihrer Ordnung von Öffentlichkeit und Privatsphäre verändern, und zwar drastisch. Da wird manches leichter, in jedem Sinne des Wortes. Und manches verliert seinen romantischen Charme. Das Internet-Dating ist eine zeitgemäße Form für zumindest die ersten Kapitel einer Liebesgeschichte und natürlich auch ein ideales Forum für die kurzfristigen sexuellen Beziehungen, die man sich ´´One Night Stands´´ zu nennen angewöhnt hat. Aber dieses Internet hat ein paar Eigenschaften, die uns mit ein wenig Verspätung unheimlich geworden sind. Allfällige Überwachungen, Datenklau, Maskeraden und Fallen, Cyber-Stalking, Shitstorms, Zwangsexhibitionismus, Abzocke ... Paranoia! Daher gibt es eine Schnittstelle zwischen der Verheißung auf schnelle und direkte Herstellung sexueller, sozialer oder sogar ´´tieferer´´ Beziehungen auf der einen, der Paranoia von Kontrollsucht, Misstrauen und Überwachungsfetischismus auf der anderen Seite. Und es tummeln sich in dieser Zone nicht bloß Wichtigtuer und Geschäftemacher, sondern auch ausgesprochen dubiose Ideologien und neben komischen und seltsamen auch bösartige und gefährliche Fantasien. Immer ist die Liebe in Gefahr, und in den Netzen vielleicht von einer besonderen Form der Vergiftung bedroht. Was an dieser Schnittstelle zwischen Lust und Paranoia so alles geschieht, davon handelt dieses kleine Buch.
This abridged audio edition of the book offers illuminating insights for romance that can help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control as you pursue a healthy dating relationship that will lead to a healthy marriage. Read by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.Dating can be fun, but it´s not easy. Meeting people is just one concern. Once you´ve met someone, then what? What do you build? Nothing, a simple friendship, or more? How do you set smart limits on physical involvement? Financial involvement? Individual responsibilities?Respected counselors, popular radio hosts, and best-selling authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend apply the principles described in their Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries to matters of love and romance. Helping you bridge the pitfalls of dating, Boundaries in Dating unfolds a wise, biblical path to developing self-control, freedom, and intimacy in the dating process. Boundaries in Dating will help you to think, solve problems, and enjoy the journey of dating, increasing your abilities to find and commit to a marriage partner.Full of insightful, true-life examples, this much-needed book includes such topics as:Recognizing and choosing quality over perfection in a dating partnerHow to ensure that honest friendship is one vital component in a relationshipPreserving friendships by separating between platonic relationships and romantic interestMoving past denial to deal with real relational problems in a realistic and hopeful wayand much more!Plus, check out the Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life: marriage, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000094/bk_zond_000094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six months ago, I was naïve, stupid, and whiny. I believed in second chances. Even when I was boyfriend-less, apartment-less, and my best friend was on me about moving on. Five months ago, one insignificant moment changed everything. I met Logan. I agreed to undergo his ridiculous boot camp to get Cole back. Last month, a blip in time knocked my world on its axis. It threw me into free fall without the courtesy of a warning or a safety net. Yesterday, I ruined everything. One action that broke two hearts. I used to believe in second chances. My name is Devina Marshal; this is the story of how everything went to shit. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Puckett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015394/bk_tant_015394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in a time when many are frustrated with dating. The odds of meeting that person to share our life with are slim-to-none, and many are now taking on a mindset that we will never find ´´the one´´. We change our focus from the dreams we had as children, of living happily ever after, so we introduce self-imposed thoughts, limitations, and standards, thinking that this change will help weed out the good from the bad. Not realizing we have narrowed our selection of available men and women, many singles do not understand or have a clue that a relationship is built and developed on more than income, attraction, and standards. It has a foundation of spiritual understanding that becomes a beautiful work of art in which everybody will not appreciate the painting that you and your future mate represent. But it´s only designed to be beautiful in the eyes of those who understand the beauty of the strokes, patterns, and color combination, and to those who speak the language of what the painting represents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Detris D. Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028988/bk_acx0_028988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dating Tips by Kevin Hoffman 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betty Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136405/bk_acx0_136405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when you´re a newly divorced 52-year-old mother, keen for a second chance of romance? Why Internet dating of course! Daisy Mae_224 embarks on the Internet dating process with trepidation. Having not been on the dating scene for nearly 30 years, and with fairly rudimentary computer skills, she finds herself embroiled in a series of haphazard and hilarious situations. Daisy keeps a diary of her Internet dating life and reveals detail by detail, the ups and downs of her midlife dating extravaganza. Soon after starting out, Daisy realizes her true mission. With no past experience and no-one/nothing to guide her, she needs to produce - Internet Dating lessons. Listen on to find out about PLONKERS, muppets, and MAWDs, and a whole host of amusing anecdotes, tips and ideas. Working by day as a Sexual Health doctor, the story as it unfolds contains accounts of Daisy´s clinical experiences with patients in the Sexual Health clinic. She also reflects on her past life with Voldemort (the dreadful ex-husband). With advice and encouragement from Imogen, her 17-year-old daughter, her surrogate parents known as the Amigos, with a big house and swanky swimming pool, her friend Pinkie and from Jeannie, her nonagenarian friend from the Nursing Home, Daisy resiliently persists in her quest to find a long-term partner. This is a heartfelt story that will ring bells with anyone who has ended a long term relationship and now wants to find somebody new. It is humorously written, full of emails, poems, limericks, and even a recipe! Daisy can´t resist her advice on topics like ´´Kissing´´ and ´´Anti-Snoring´´. It is a unique and highly amusing book, which will make you laugh out loud! So listen on and see. Will Dating Daisy find her ´´prairie vole?´´ Or will the whole process end in disaster? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098789/bk_acx0_098789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roxanne knows where she´d like to shove Cupid´s arrow. Tired of cheating men and false promises of love, Roxanne launches a campaign against Cupid´s Dating Service. But it´s hard to smear a company when you´ve got the hots for the owner.Maverick Eros is more than the CEO of CDS, he´s Cupid himself. However, forget the media images of a chubby diapered cherub because the god of love is actually six feet plus of yummy, muscled male.When they meet, sparks fly - the lusty kind - but they both know from experience, love hurts. In the end though, they´ll learn that love will have its way, with or without the aid of Cupid´s arrow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099933/bk_acx0_099933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The stars have finally aligned. The girl I´ve crushed on for years and I are finally single at the same time. Too bad she has me planted firmly in the friends-with-benefits zone. Ever since I met the girl I affectionately call Cheese, I´ve wanted her. She was dating a buddy when I was single. When she was single, I was living with someone. So, when I found out she and her fiance called it quits, I was ready to make my move. Cue the music where the hero gets the girl, right? Not so fast. Being dumped right before her wedding has done a real number on her. So this beautiful, funny, smart, amazing woman has decided she´s not ready for a relationship. She´s just looking for something physical, so I offer up my services. I offer to be the alternative she´s looking for.The trouble is, the more time I spend with her, the more I realize she´s the one. The one I want to date...and maybe the one, and only, woman I want to have in my life forever. I´m poised to make my move from this arrangement we´ve made to serious boyfriend status when she completely ghosts on me.I have a hard time believing none of it was real. I could´ve sworn she was feeling the same things I was. So maybe there´s more going on than I realized...and maybe there´s something I can do to get her back after all.Full of laughs, heart, and plenty of heat, The Dating Alternative will have you cheering for sweet Brie, and falling for sweet, sexy Max. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walker Williams, Darrin Revitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149590/bk_acx0_149590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The stars have finally aligned. The girl I´ve crushed on for years and I are finally single at the same time. Too bad she has me planted firmly in the friends-with-benefits zone. Ever since I met the girl I affectionately call Cheese, I´ve wanted her. She was dating a buddy when I was single. When she was single, I was living with someone. So, when I found out she and her fiance called it quits, I was ready to make my move. Cue the music where the hero gets the girl, right? Not so fast. Being dumped right before her wedding has done a real number on her. So this beautiful, funny, smart, amazing woman has decided she´s not ready for a relationship. She´s just looking for something physical, so I offer up my services. I offer to be the alternative she´s looking for.The trouble is, the more time I spend with her, the more I realize she´s the one. The one I want to date...and maybe the one and only woman I want to have in my life forever. I´m poised to make my move from this arrangement we´ve made to serious boyfriend status when she completely ghosts on me. I have a hard time believing none of it was real. I could´ve sworn she was feeling the same things I was. So maybe there´s more going on than I realized...and maybe there´s something I can do to get her back after all. Full of laughs, heart, and plenty of heat, The Dating Alternative will have you cheering for sweet Brie, and falling for sweet, sexy Max. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darrin Revitz, Walker Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153172/bk_acx0_153172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.