Friday, January 20, 2006

Year of Yes?

Has anyone heard about this book, The Year of Yes? Basically it's about a girl who goes out with anyone who asks her for a year. And ends up marrying this divorced guy, 25-years her senior. Wow. Not what a 20-year-old is exactly looking for. But she's blissfully happy, she says (and I'm sure he is too!). So good for her.

I pretty much have the same philosophy. As my friends will tell you, I'll go on a 1st date with just about anyone who asks (within reason). It's the second date you have to earn. I didn't really think Jersey Shore Boy would go anywhere when he asked me out, but we had such an amazing first date, that the rest is history. Even though things didn't work out between us, I don't regret our relationship for a minute.

Though I think I'm too jaded at the moment to actually GET asked out, I do firmly believe in giving people a chance. Maybe I was too hard on the friendster guy?

12 Comments:

At 1/20/2006 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm only about 30 pages into the book, so thanks for spoiling the ending. Anyway, she seems too damn neurotic, cold, and self-centered for my tastes.

 
At 1/20/2006 4:44 PM, Blogger Elle said...

"I'll go on a 1st date with just about anyone who asks (within reason). It's the second date you have to earn."

Very good philosophy...one of my rules of thumb as well.

I think not giving people a chance for a first date is a big problem with dating in NYC...not enough people go out on a limb to meet someone new...

 
At 1/20/2006 6:30 PM, Anonymous Neil said...

Why are you too jaded to get asked out? Do you scowl at everyone?

 
At 1/20/2006 11:41 PM, Blogger Kim said...

the ending is on the amazon page..not much of a shocker anyway really.

 
At 1/22/2006 9:43 AM, Blogger FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

I've never heard of the book.
Even though I tend to really hate chick-lit, I must admit that the book sounds "interesting" at the very least.

 
At 1/22/2006 1:53 PM, Blogger The Confessor said...

I was going to pick this up next time i went to the bookstore. The concept is nice, but how was it, really?

 
At 1/22/2006 11:25 PM, Blogger Damn It Anyway said...

I saw an interview with the author, she's married now, though I'm not sure if she met him over the course of the yes year.

 
At 1/23/2006 3:01 PM, Blogger AWE said...

Sounds like a good idea, almost like Forrest and his box of chocolates, "You never know what your going to get."

 
At 1/23/2006 8:40 PM, Blogger snob in the city said...

Did it really take a year to find the good in that 25+ man? Um, I think my Friday and Saturday nights are best spent being single...

But hey -- more power to her.

If she was out to get married, she got it... I just hope she doesn't miss any of the good old single days.

 
At 1/24/2006 11:39 AM, Blogger Cynthia said...

This morning I caught my Civil Procedure professor reading the book on the Subway. I think if you are single or not or even if you agree with her approach, the book seems like a good reminder of the things life brings you if you stay open to new expereinces and people.

 
At 1/25/2006 7:26 AM, Blogger Kim said...

mmm... i dont know if i'm sold on that idea. i was reading yesterday that the chick went out w/a bunch of guys for a year before she met someone. i feel like if she didn't go out with anyone for that period of time, she stil would've met "the one" eventually. personally i'd rather spend my sat night home alone watching a good movie versus being yet another "bad" (leading nowhere) date... plus what's the big deal in getting jaded here and there? it's normal and natural, i think.
my 2 cents =P

 
At 1/28/2006 9:28 AM, Blogger Asian Mistress said...

I think I need to engage in the year/rule of yes.

Within reason.

 

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