- Friday, 16 December 2011
Helene Pascal's chronicle of her experiences of the dating world shines by its insights and humour as she relates her quest to find a partner in her sixties through the personal pages in national newspapers.
This account of her various attempts to find a good mate with whom to “talk, share, laugh and do things” is totally compelling and will resonate with many single mature women who, for diverse reasons find themselves on their own later in life, wish to share the many years ahead with a good man, and know they still have a lot to give.
With her background in psychology and counselling, Helene Pascal is able to give real insight into the human need for closeness and companionship whatever our age, and our visions of love developed through childhood and later experiences.
Her meetings with many men on her journey to find happiness are variously moving, heart-breaking, puzzling and hilarious, and we marvel at the strength of our need and our capacity for hope.
It all makes for gripping reading, as we share Helene’s dreams to find a good male companion at a time in life when we all have to face up to ageing and the threat of solitude.
I just couldn’t put it down. I had to discover if she found love in the end!