I told myself it was for a drink, but it wasn't. Because then we'd maybe be a step closer to being a something?I told myself it was to get to know each other better, but it wasn't. Because our date the week before had been so wonderful, I wanted to spend the night with him so that… Because I had an itch that I just didn't want to scratch by myself, again?Yeah, we’re fucked by the expectations a lot of us have for relationships! For all of “openness” we’re also a lot less tolerant of each other on the dating scene, always looking for another, better option, because apps and the internet sort of make us believe we can.
Daggett’s suit against Kelleher International was settled out of court, with her lawyer saying the 0,000 Daggett paid for introductions brought her into contact with the “mentally unstable, physically unfit, pathological liars, serial Lotharios, stalkers. Everyone wants someone to love, and to be loved, and that’s the desperation that drove Daggett to Kelleher.
You secretly don’t want a relationship, because you’re not really ready for one. (She’s now happily married to a husband she met on assignment five years ago.) She took it to the page, penning a piece for the New York Times’ Modern Love column that was so popular, it became a book: It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single.
Did you decide to take it further on your own, or did a publisher approach you about turning it into something bigger?
It all comes back to wanting to know that our lives have value, that we matter – we all want to be feel seen and heard, at the heart of it. I loved what you said in your Grazia interview about your parents’ marriage, as it is the same for me, my parents that have been together 26 years, are happy and love life.
But does that mean we set ourselves high expectations for our own relationships?