She got pregnant easily in her 30s, giving birth to her first son at age 36 and the second at 39.
Still, she wishes she would have started earlier and had more children.
Others told her about weekly group trips to the pharmacy to pick up Plan B emergency contraception. Her new book, “Love Rules: How To Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World” (Harper), looks to overwrite these troubling trends with healthier behaviors.
It’s an unflinching guide to dating in a swipe-happy world, aimed at millennials and boomers alike — and it’s blessedly free of kooky Cosmo sex tips.
“[I didn’t know] how fascinating being a parent would be …
no one really tells you the good stuff anymore.” Finally, Coles says we need to be honest when it comes to dating apps. When Coles asked her why on earth she’d professed a love of the trail to begin with, the friend said she’d fibbed because so many men say they enjoy the outdoors.
I think, they think it signals a weakness, that they can’t be entirely independent.” She understands the impulse, but holds that the self-repression needs to stop.