How Optimism Can Find You Love!

Ever since I wrote Meeting Your Half-Orange, I’ve gotten so many touching emails from people who read the book and said it helped their dating lives—and many from people who said they’d met and married their half-oranges! Today, I’m going to share one of those letters. Why?

Because Anne’s story reflects exactly how dating optimism can completely alter your single life as you know it.

Here, Anne explains how dating optimism worked for her, with a little Christmas magic thrown into the mix:

“I started reading your book when I was newly out of the hospital. I was 20 pounds underweight and as I lay in bed, the ridiculousness of reading your book almost made me throw it across the room. But I kept reading it. I read it all through the summer as I gained my weight back and started exercising again. I felt how joyous it would be to laugh with my half orange. I lingered around happy couples and soaked up their energy. I made feelings and not looks the primary goal in guys I looked at as potential dating partners. I finished reading your book and started all over again, two pages per night. I savored each word.

In October of last year, four months after I started reading your book, I met someone who seemed to meet all my qualities. He was much younger but it seemed to be working. I had a good month with him before I realized it was not going to work. I didn’t let that discourage me. My 36th birthday loomed and I felt happy and expansive and lucky.

When I went home last Christmas I decided to connect with a guy from my past. Though we’d gone to high school and even college together, I’d never seen him as more than a friend. Somehow I felt a magnetic attraction to him during this trip. We had a magical road trip to Santa Barbara. On December 30, he kissed me. We’ve been blissfully happy ever since. We got married this past October, and we are blissfully happy.

Thank you!! The Half-Orange method really works!!”


Wow, I love this story. Not only because Anne got her happy ending, but because the happy ending can happen to anyone. In love, in life, it can work for you. If you feel positive about your search, fall in love with yourself first and get giddy about your future, you can have the same success. By focusing on the positive aspects of yourself and your life, and by having an optimistic belief in your future, you can change your life! Whether you’re looking for your true love, pursuing a dream career, trying to start a family or building a business from scratch, the positive process I walk you through can help you achieve it.

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Big love,