Love addiction and online dating
“Lenny” (name changed), a 31-year-old sober woman in San Francisco, remembers the roots of her problem being planted further back, as a child.
Early on, she explains, “the devastation I felt in and after a relationship was out of proportion to the circumstances.
After a ‘break-up’ in second grade, my best friend had no idea why I was upset.
I remember friends pointing out to me in 8th grade that I was choosing boys over friendships, and that I was obsessed.” has been used as a sort of mini-Bible in addressing the issue for more than 20 years.
And fine, OFM had a really, really great rack, but don't flat-chested women also have a lot to offer?
Soon, looking became winking, winking became hot-listing, hot-listing became e-mailing, and e-mailing became seeing other people. Unlike me, she stopped checking her profile soon after we met.
On Valentine’s Day, I narrowly escape Whole Foods' taunting displays of red and pink hearts, flowers, and chocolates, clutching a steaming cup of Sereni Tea, and make my way around the corner to the Sex and Love Addicts “Share-A-Day” (or SAD).