Petie’s Love Newsletter – A Short History

Petie’s Love Newsletter was born in the summer of 2000, before my senior year in college. By that point, because of the Paavo Running Camps and Missouri Scholars Academy, I had developed friends throughout Missouri and the Midwest – and they all knew I was infatuated with love.

Having collected quotes, poems, and little tidbits on the subject since 8th grade, I decided to share those insights (along with some personal updates) in a newsletter I printed off and sent to my friends. Remember, this was back in the day before every teenager started using e-mail.

I managed to save the first two issues and present them here for all to see. (There was one section of the first issue that was a little too embarrassing, though.)

Enjoy! 

 

 

Why This Book Is Needed

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The Hopeful Romantic is needed because there are too many hopeless romantics out there. They know that someone is out there for them, but they don’t know how to find, attract, date, love, or propose to them. This book will offer practical steps on love and relationships based on my years of research and experience. By shifting the focus to a hopeful one, the reader will be able to transform their attitudes and actions that will greatly increase their chances of finding love.

This book is unique in that it offers a complete overview of the process and steps necessary to find a lasting and worthwhile romantic relationship. Other books on the subject either focus on one or two areas, or they will explore ways to increase love in all aspects of your life, not just romantically. The Hopeful Romantic has a direct and complete approach.  

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I've discovered two important things this early Valentine's Day morning.
1. A search on Google for The Hopeful Romantic brings up my website first.
2. That Urban Dictionary has a pretty concise (and surprisingly SFW) definition of Hopeful Romantic.

Also, I've just sent in a request to Kickstarter to get a funding project started. I'm hoping to do some pretty exciting things on the self-publishing front (like a limited edition with hand-printed cover and hand-bound stitching, a companion book in the style of a choose-your-own adventure game about dating, etc). Keep your fingers crossed!