The Love Study

The Love Study

What happens when the search for the perfect date goes perfectly wrong?

Declan has commitment issues. He’s been an office temp for literally years now, and his friends delight in telling people that he left his last boyfriend at the altar.

And that’s all true. But he’s starting to think it’s time to start working on his issues. Maybe.

When Declan meets Sidney—a popular nonbinary YouTuber with an advice show—an opportunity presents itself: as part of The Love Study, Declan will go on a series of dates arranged by Sidney and report back on how the date went in the next episode.

The dates are…sort of blah. It’s not Sidney’s fault; the folks participating are (mostly) great people, but there’s no chemistry there. Maybe Declan’s just broken.

Or maybe the problem is that the only person he’s feeling chemistry with is Sidney.

MC has untreated anxiety and a certain amount of internalized ableism about it, which is definitely mentioned in the book. It’s not An Anxiety Book by any means, it’s just, y’know, folks have stuff they deal with in daily life. It’s not a “true love cures” book. The MC still has anxiety at the end, he’s just starting to come round to, y’know, dealing with it (and haven’t we all been there?)