Don’t Fit In? Live By Your Own Norms

I remember the last time I read Cosmopolitan. I had been sitting in the bathtub, thumbing through pages of women who were much skinnier than I was. It kept giving me hints on how to attract “him” — tricks that never considered acting with authenticity. The magazine reinforced how important it was to adopt a persona to “catch” him, certain practices that the writer, or perhaps a few dating “experts,” offered to ensure my success.