The Science of Single
One Woman's Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry, and Finding LoveBook - 2011
'You will undoubtedly nod and smile at the universality of Machacek's roller-coaster dating experiences.'
- EVAN MARC KATZ, dating coach and author of Why You're Still Single
Washington, D.C., resident Rachel Machacek has been dating since her teenage years, and she still hasn't met the right guy. After years of hoping to make a connection, Rachel couldn't help but wonder if there was another course of action. Perhaps a more dedicated, less slipshod, more scientific way of finding love.
With warmth, insight, and a terrific sense of humor, Rachel tackles the world of dating with a journalist's eye and a scientist's curiosity. She committed a year of her dating life to trying every mainstream (and not-so-mainstream) method of meeting potential mates, from singles events and dating coaches, to speed dating and online personals. After each trial, she weighed the pros and cons. As a result, Rachel met men. Lots of men . And although she started the experiment with hopes of finding the right one, what she learns and shares in the process is unexpected, heartwarming, and infinitely more exciting.
'Even while rooting for Machacek to find love, I was secretly hoping her search would be long and arduous and last forever. The way she writes about her disastrous dates complete with nicknames for her potential suitors, is hilarious, highly entertaining, and oh so relatable.'
- CATHY ALTER, author of Up for Renewal- What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over