Tamara Duricka Johnson

After a long string of breakups, Tamara Duricka Johnson decided it was time to adopt a risky set of rules for her 31st year: learn how to enjoy first dates and avoid jumping into another tumultuous relationship. She vowed to say 'no' to relationships and, instead, would enjoy her successful single life in New York City by taking on the ultimate dating adventure: 31 Dates in 31 Days . From cynical New York City dater to hopeless romantic, Tamara's 31 dates helped change her attitude about men, dating, love, and life. She kept dating one of the men she met during her project, and in one year's time, she went from blogger to bride. She married Evan Johnson (“Date 31”) on January 16, 2010 (one year after she began the 31 Dates project). Tamara has worked as a freelance writer and producer for ABC's Good Morning America and Good Morning America Weekend.  Her book, The Dating Project: 31 Dates in 31 Days, will be published by Seal Press

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31 Dates in 31 Days

31 Dates in 31 Daysby Tamara Duricka Johnson

On the eve of her 31st birthday, after yet another painful breakup, Tamara Duricka Johnson decides it’s time to overhaul her dating habits. When a friend jokingly suggests that she embark on a “dating project,” inspiration strikes: in honor of turning 31, she'll go on 31 dates in 31 days — and resist the urge to turn each date into her next relationship. Instead, she’ll have to wait until the 31st date to pick one of the 30 men to go out with a second time. Some dates are awful, while others are amazing—but all of them help change her attitude about dating and men in general. She opens up to the world around her and develops a handful of crushes, making it difficult to decide who will be the lucky final date. In the end, though, she realizes there’s only one man of the entire thirty that she can see herself marrying — and one year later, she does. Chatty, fun, and confessional, 31 Dates in 31 Days is an entertaining journey that offers astute insights into the modern dating scene.

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