Date Like a Grownup – Anecdotes, Admissions of Guilt & Advice Between Friends

Date Like a Grownup
250 Pages
HDC Press
ISBN 978-0991349302

A finalist in both the USA Book Awards and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Non-fiction/Relationship books, Date Like a Grownup examines the impact of loneliness and social obsolescence on men and women in their second single lives. It targets root causes for misery-perpetuating choices and provides the punctuating proof that looking for love from a place of isolation is as unwise as grocery shopping on an empty stomach.

Unlike many other relationship manuals, this book does not guide the reader through game-playing and winning temporary partners. Instead, readers will develop a personalized strategy for building a life foundation that facilitates growing a "right fit" relationship. Topics include: effective filtering, social media and online dating, how to avoid isolation and the strategic growth of a larger social network.

Written with unique wit and affirming good humor, Date Like a Grownup employs engaging narratives such as "The Percocet Proposal" and "Need Meets Greed" to underline specific dating principles and demonstrate that none of us are immune to bad choices.

Heather Dugan

About Heather Dugan (Columbus, Ohio Author)

Heather Dugan

Award winning author, Heather Dugan, is the founder of Cabernet Coaches®, an “all ages, all stages” group for women that fosters self-betterment through face-to-face friendships and social connection. Her 2015 book Date Like a Grownup: Anecdotes, Admissions of Guilt & Advice Between Friends was a finalist (self-help/relationships) in the USA Book Awards and the Indie Next Generation Book Awards, and she speaks on topics pertaining to dating, relationships, social connection, and effective interpersonal communication. She has also worked as a professional voiceover talent for more than twenty-five years.

An Indiana University alumna, Heather resides in Columbus, Ohio, but is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast who keeps hiking poles and her passport within easy reach. The proud mom of three adult children, she blogs about relationships, transitions, and better living at Tips from the Tightrope on her author website. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, at Cabernet Coaches, or at