For more gendered nonsense, check out women who have mastered dealing with the world's BS and hilariously terrible advice from the internet.You don’t need to tell Joanna Coles how much Tinder sucks.We have to stop pretending that drinking heavily for women is fun. And it is making people miserable.” Another falsehood Coles wants to debunk concerns the idea that women don’t need to worry about having kids until they’re in their 30s. Apps or sites that offer serious suitors will help you find the baldie of your dreams.
Others told her about weekly group trips to the pharmacy to pick up Plan B emergency contraception. Her new book, “Love Rules: How To Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World” (Harper), looks to overwrite these troubling trends with healthier behaviors.
It’s an unflinching guide to dating in a swipe-happy world, aimed at millennials and boomers alike — and it’s blessedly free of kooky Cosmo sex tips.
“We live in a very politically correct age,” Coles says. Apps with a wide range of choices that have no fee will give you your most fabulous online-dating experience.
“There are things we’re not being honest about with women.” One myth she’d like to see die: That it’s cute and fine to get completely trashed and wake up the next day confused, remorseful and unsure if you’ve slept with someone. I want to find the best, and I’ll pay more to find my perfect match. Try: Tinder, Happn, Plenty of Fish Mostly B’s: Carrie Bradshaw You’re a romantic at heart.
“Apps have made it easier to meet people, but harder to connect. From story subjects to readers to her younger employees, “I talked to thousands of successful, smart women,” says Coles, who’s now chief content officer at Hearst.
“They’d gone to college, their careers were going well — but they were really frustrated trying to find love.” And “frustrated” is putting it mildly: Many a girl ’fessed up to drinking until they blacked out so they could power through awkward hookups.
“At 36, I had no idea how tired I could be,” she writes.
But, she also notes that she didn’t realize how much she’d love being a mother. I have no tolerance for fools or people who will waste my time.
“It might be that you never want to get married, or it might be that you really, really do,” she says. What’s not fine is not to be honest about what you want.” She thinks that successful women in particular struggle with reconciling their Miss Independent attitudes with their romantic ideals.
Ambitious women who dream of picket-fence perfection “feel terrible saying so out loud …
I think, they think it signals a weakness, that they can’t be entirely independent.” She understands the impulse, but holds that the self-repression needs to stop.