Chat Me Up

Dating in Cyberspace by Thea Thaxton is a collection of five short stories about dating in Cyberspace. Readers should note that this was published in 2012; the speed of evolution of the internet makes the technology referenced in this short novel nearly obsolete. That is OK, however, because this is really an account of one woman’s experience with dating online. It is an examination of human behavior and different perceptions. Technology allows for different forms of display of behavior, but the basics of social interaction remain the same. Jealousy, who has the power in a relationship, different views of etiquette, resentment, anger, and disgust; all typical human behaviors play out on a new platform.

Mature Romance

We’re Not Sixteen Anymore is the short title of a novel published in 2016 by Becky Andersen. In addition, the subtitle notes that this is A Baby Boomer’s Adventures With Online Dating. In the Tinder (and not necessarily tender) age of 2019, is an update called for? Just a note of what to look for. Chapter One, Welcome to the Sixties is about both THE 60s (time) and the 60s (personal, as in had a birthday). Andersen compares changes in body shape and physical capabilities between herself at sixteen and sixty. When does what appears to be a smudge in the mirror become a uni-brow? For me, the novel was a page-turner after that.