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Romance is hard work. It can also be exhilarating, amusing, weird, crazy, and simply painful. We’ve all had our share of awkward and uncomfortable dates (and some amazing ones) as well as mystifying and confusing break-ups.

My Date My Story: True Stories of Modern Dating, Sex, and Heartbreak tells the story of modern day romance through the stories of those who are experiencing it first-hand.

Born out of a storytelling project that had more than 100,000 followers within the first year, nearly 10,000 stories have poured in from 117 countries. The submissions cover every aspect of dating—crushes, heartbreak, guilt, pain, and the long road to healing.

Beyond the stories, the book helps to shed light on how the current climate for dating is wildly different than it once was. Smartphones and dating apps are playing and enormous role in changing the way we meet, date, and interact with one another. Technology has forced people to think differently and expect the unexpected.

My Date My Story tells the story of what dating is really like today.

 
 

“My Date My Story” is an excavation of the human heart told one intimate story at a time. This is a raw and deeply moving journey of love and loss.

— Susannah Cahalan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire

 
 
 

“This delightful book captures the dizzying, strange experience of dating in the 21st century. These stories will touch you with their honesty, poignancy and wry humor.”

— Amana Fontanella-Khan, Author of Pink Sari Revolution