GETTING BACK TO DATING
But if there is one thing that IS daunting for divorced women (and men) – even one as gutsy as Nicole – it’s getting back into dating after an absence of many years.
Nicole soon discovered that meeting men in a city like Geneva was nigh impossible. For example unlike in other parts of the world, men in Geneva will never approach a single woman in a bar, says Nicole. They are waiting for you to make the first move.
This is where dating apps become pertinent, particularly in Geneva – because it’s a lot easier to meet people this way.
And so began the next part of Nicole’s journey – navigating the un-chartered waters of online dating apps and discovering a whole new world.
Her experiences of good dates, bad dates, hopeful dates, is he ever going to call again dates, please don’t ever call me again dates – lead to the idea for Nicole’s first book, Making a Stylish Exit – which will be launched in BonGenie on the 7th of November.
Making a Stylish Exit is a collection of short stories each featuring one of her dates and what she was wearing during them.
The book is described as “a collection of hilarious tales of your best girlfriend’s unhappily ever after and is the only book you need to get through the ups and downs of life post-divorce and what you should wear while doing it.”
Nicole wanted the book to be light and uplifting – an inspiration for other women (and men) going through the same experience.
“I have learned a lot – I had no idea how strong I was. I became very resourceful.”
Well, if I ever get divorced – I’ll have what she’s having! YOU GO, GIRL!
Nicole’s Instagram account
Nicole Richmond will be signing her book Making a Stylish exit on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November in Bongénie Grieder, Rue du Marché 34, 1204 Geneva.
Look out for her in the shoe department!