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31 Dates in 31 Days
An autobiographic tale, this
is the story of first-time author
Tamara Duricka Johnson’s
journey toward changing
her outlook on life, love,
and modern dating. After
one too many breakups, the
31-year old decided that dating
in the Big Apple was too
difficult and she considered
giving up on relationships
altogether. Instead, Tamara
devised a plan to go back to the basics: first dates.
“I was living in New York City and writing for Good Morning
America,” she says, “when I challenged myself to
spend my nights ‘moonlighting’ as a chronic dater. I set
my rules: The first 30 dates would be all first dates; date
number 31 would be a second date with one of the first 30
guys and would be on Valentine’s Day.”
Guided by a few simple rules (never go to the same place
twice, don’t spend more than $31), Tamara’s dating project
unexpectedly turns out to be a series of authentic
and unpredictable experiences. With each of her dates,
whether it’s the shy dance teacher, the sweet surfer, or the
21-year old Coast Guardsman, Tamara learns to open up
and have more fun.
“I wanted my month-long social experiment to help me figure
out what I was doing ‘wrong’ when it came to dating.
. . . Not only did I learn way more about love, men, and
dating than I expected, I also met a few guys I really liked,
including one in particular, who is now my husband!”
Chatty, fun, and confessional, 31 Dates in 31 Days is an
open and honest road map to reinventing your dating life.
In baring her romantic life to the world, Tamara takes
readers on a funny, sometimes painful, but always entertaining
adventure to find love, happiness, and satisfaction.
Tamara is an initiate of Pi Epsilon Chapter at
Roanoke College. You are invited to go online
to read her blog at http://31datesin31days.com.
Chi Omega Travel Program