Meeting your Half Orange

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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 9:29pm

Has anyone read this book by Amy Spencer?

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 2:07am

So ARE you this Amy Spencer or is she paying you?

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 8:21am

The book has been mentioned here before a few times, but I've never read it.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 11:16am
soconfused2005 wrote:

Has anyone read this book by Amy Spencer?

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 12:49pm

I havent read the book but again its probably geared toward a whole different venue of men and women.. if that makes any sense.

I have read and read all of the so called love books and listened to the love gurus and I take what I think is good and chuck the rest.. As I age things become different and what I would have done at 30 or 40 or even 50 does not apply to me at 58..

I think I will write a book on aging women and dating and weight loss..because I dont think there is any magic to any of this.

If you want to lose weight you eat right and exercise .. If you want to find a man then you go out there and find him I guess. If you want to get a job you apply for them... I am not sure if any of this works but isnt it just plain common sense??

Most things I do are for fun and I never have it in my mind that I go to meet someone..

The weird part is that I do like some sports and I do like golf.. There is a guy on facebook I talk with all the time about baseball because I love that sport and I love to watch games.. I wonder if he thinks I am strange woman.. (lol)

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 10:36pm
Read it, and loved it. I came to realize that I can't answer that question of whether I want a relationship enough to give up my independence and take on someone's baggage and issues. I love the positivity of the book and how it encourages one to live a full life and not make finding a man a second full-time job. Best relationship book I've read in a long time. Andm she doesn't push OLD. My only gripe is that there were not enough (or any) examples of women over 40 finding love. It was mostly 20 and 30-somethings. I emailed Amy Spencer and told her as much.
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Registered: 01-02-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 12:41am

I had a sneaky suspicion it didnt relate to over 50 crowd because statistically the best population to buy those kind of books are 20 and 30 and 40 somethings.. I am starting to believe its all about money now with these books and love gurus.because they know the market and who to sell to.

A few months ago I wrote to Dr. Drew Pinksky.. Well? his show that is on tv called life changers.. I wrote in and asked to do a show on women and men over 50 looking for love. I never heard anything

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 8:38am
Of course it's about making money! If it weren't, they'd just throw all of their "expert" advice online where people can access it for free.
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Registered: 04-17-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 9:17am

Oh, I agree.

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 11:31am
<<>> Ugh. I had a girlfriend who wouldn't go anywhere unless it involved the possibility of meeting men. It was so annoying. We'd all plan a fun, girls night out, but if something else came up that involved going to a bar or dancing, she'd cancel immediately(or would just not show up). The thing was, when we'd compromise and do these sorts of "meat market" things with her...it would just end up being a one night stand, anyway. Which, ONS are fine, I've had them, but if you are looking for a potential mate, I just don't think meat markets are the place to go...
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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 11:46am
"... and not make finding a man a second full-time job." Sometimes being in a relationship is like a full-time job, too.

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