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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Don't date him; he reads Koontz

I found an interesting post here: http://www.therejectionist.com/2010/10/bookclub-love.html

I find the idea of a dating site based on literary selections interesting, but I just don't know how well it's actually going to work.

We all know that there's already a lot of "fiction" on dating sites; can there really be that many blond-haired, blue-eyed single women with perfect figures or that many tall, dark, and handsome single doctors? And why the heck does that photo of the single hunk have "goodlookingstockphotos.com" watermarked in the lower corner. Now single people have to worry that their potential date is padding their reading list? Does Biff really spend his evenings wrapped in a Snuggie, reading and re-reading Dante's Inferno?

And how much can you really tell about someone from their reading list. How could you "make a match" through it? My favs list includes everything from Stephen King to (I swear) Canterbury Tales; Janet Evanovich to (I swear) Shakespeare; Gone with the Wind to (I swear; wait, this one makes sense) Edgar Allan Poe. So what would be my match? A romantic punk rocker with a sense of humor?

What do you think of a literary dating site? What about your reading list-- what do you think a "potential mate" could tell from your list?

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