The Men I've Almost Dated by Lucretia Anne AckfieldThe Men I've Almost Dated by Lucretia Anne Ackfield

The Men I've Almost Dated

byLucretia Anne Ackfield

Paperback | September 27, 2016

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Meet Lucretia. A witty, acutely observant, stiletto-loving writer with an unwavering belief that Mr Right is just around the corner. She just needs to overcome some questionable decision making, lackluster sexual adventures and downright bizarre male behaviour along the way.

After falling out of love and ending her 10 year marriage, Lucretia finds herself navigating a strange new world as a thirty-something single woman without a road map.

From an earth shattering moment in a car park with an intellectually stimulating stranger to being stalked in a gay bar and finding herself up a tree in a cemetery at 4.30am being attacked by angry birds, this soul-bearing memoir is equal parts heartbreaking, hilarious and astonishingly honest.

The Men I’ve Almost Dated is a voyeuristic, thoughtful and at times mortifying memoir about a woman who’s determined to follow her heart wherever it leads, even when the road is a dead end.

Described as Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Sex and the City with a dash of Eat, Pray, Love, Lucretia’s story will have you cringing, laughing aloud and shaking your head with disbelief from start to finish.

Lucretia Ackfield is a writer, university tutor, public relations professional and intuitive mentor who loves nothing more than helping people uncover and share their stories with the world. She also still believes in love and explores her 'single reality' with a mixture of trepidation, enthusiasm and frustrated desire while also embra...
Title:The Men I've Almost DatedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.66 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Lucretia's WordsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0994569602

ISBN - 13:9780994569608

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Table of Contents

PART 1THE WEDDING, THE CAR PARK AND OTHER REALISATIONS 7The Wedding 9Under the Influence of 30 14The Smell of Sex 24The Departure Lounge 29Surviving the Impact 35'But You Were My Model For A Good Relationship!' 40Relationship Amnesia 48'Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves' 52Market Competition 64Cyberstalking and Fairytales 75PART 2 DYSFUNCTIONAL DATING AND OTHER DISASTERS 83The Categories of Man 85Mr No-Show 86The Perpetual Flirt 91The Newly Single Man 92The Old Dog 94The Serial Texter 95The Single-Attached Man 98The Taken Man 99The Controlling Snake 101The Hors De Oeuvres Man 105The Younger Man 106Why Men are Like Feral Cats 110Salsa Cat 112Shady Cat 120Shameless Cat 122Never-Been-Faithful Cat 123The Dating Game 125Online Freaksters 145The Men I've Almost Dated 165Never Ask A Man If He's Gay When... 188The Sex Drought and Casual Casualties 194PART 3 THE LESSONS OF LUCRETIA 197The Dating Drive-through 201He Knows What He Wants, What He Really, Really Wants 206Reaching Relationship Man 210The 80/20 Rule 213What Was I Thinking? 215Don't Give Up Your Life For A Man 221The Unassailable Truth: Perfection Does Not Exist 224The Single Advantage 226Don't Break the Deal Breakers 233Old Man Fear 240Demolish the Comfort Zone 244Break-ups Won't Kill You 249What I Should Have Said 252Heartbreak Recovery 256The Goodbye Note 263The Ex Connection 269The Big Ex 274EPILOGUE 283ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 287ABOUT THE AUTHOR 291COMING SOON 1THE MADNESS OF LOVE 1Can't Let Go 2Love is a Mess 3Leaving Only Love 7Reunion 9Culmination 12The Moon and the Stars 18Never a Dull Conversation 20