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Review : Not A Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters (Kindle Single) by Brian Donovan
Forty million people in the US have tried Internet dating, which means 40 million people have probably gone on some pretty crappy dates. Not a Match: Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Read more Read less. Try Audible Free. Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Cancel anytime. Free with Audible trial. Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. Buy with 1-Click. List Price: Customers who bought this item also bought.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I decided to read this because I met my current girlfriend on a dating site and had my own "internet dating" adventures and mostly thought this book would be really funny. I was definitely not disappointed in the funny department. The first chapter or two were not really funny and I almost put down the book when I read the first few questions from OKCupid chapter 2 I believe.
Seriously there were question and responses I didn't finish reading. I am very glad I kept reading however as the book turns into a very funny telling of some horrible dates and some not so funny truths about women and online dating ie. I am not 6. So if you are looking for Shakespeare here don't bother as this was written by a very funny man as his first book. He delivered on laughs for sure. So why a three star rating and not more? I will admit this author doesn't take him self too seriously and isn't trying to sell himself as a dating guru with all the answers.
As he points out, if he was so "good" at dating he 1 wouldn't bring a bookbag to dates and 2 wouldn't still be dating. That being said I give only 3stars so as not endorse some of his worse ideas and advice. For instance he says that a bar is a great place for a first date, especially for internet daters, because dinner is too serious and you could be stuck in a bad date for way longer than you wanted.
Well I can agree as, especially women, people may feel the need to more properly vet a date in neutral territory. A better idea would be a Starbucks however, not a bar. Seriously, if you're not going to take the first date, and your date, seriously why should they? A bar? Oh well, to each there own I guess. It's a few good read if you can get past the very beginning and by the end of it you will be dying of laughter.
One person found this helpful. The book was enjoyable to read and also a very quick read. The dating stories are disastrous indeed and they make the book worth reading despite the authors insistence on putting himself down. In no way is this a self esteem read. Every other page is I'm a lunatic or a buffoon or I am the worst at this and at that. The attempt at self degradation is to build empathy. No one is as bad as this guy claims and if the author wanted to; he could have avoided the attempt to cripple his voice.
The humor is good and there is a lot of Really? He obviously watches snl news and takes that Really? Seth Meyers and makes it his own. He comes off needy and nice and would make a good friend which is not the stuff of romance novels. Whether online or in person- drop the friend line first and go from there. Be willing to walk away as well because of all the other people you got on your list.
I think we all believe we're the only ones who can see the madness. While I may have a few stories that top, or certainly fit right in, with these, I probably couldn't have told them as well as this author. A quick, entertaining read for anyone that doesn't take the single life too personally, or seriously. As a previous baffled customer of OKCupid and other dating sites mentioned in the book - and someone who occasionally blogs about my own dating exploits and reads a lot of other people's writing on the subject, I was curious to see whether Brian has a fresh new take on these online dating disasters.
The book is mainly about Brian's exploits from one crazy to the next. And some of the women he encounters are Krazy with a capital "K". I finished the book quickly, it was a good read. But forgot about its content just as quickly. While they writing's good and observations witty, there wasn't anything particularly outstanding or anything that stayed with me. A fun read, nevertheless. I have to preface my review by stating that I'm a middle aged married guy who probably had no business reading this book.
There were, definitely, some very funny moments in the book. Donovan's style of self-deprecating humor adds to the fun. While I can't exonerate him, given all of his apparent quirkiness, I can say that his dating partners add up to a freak show, of sorts. I didn't do a lot to research this book prior to taking the plunge, but I felt a bit weird reading it, kind of like I hope my wife doesn't see me reading this because she'll think I'm up to something.
Actually couldn't be further from the truth. And, frankly, this book does nothing to inspire one to hit the dating scene again! If I were a 20 something involved in on-line dating kind of sad I'd probably find the book a little more interesting. Having had my share of blind dates, I found it difficult to understand why so many of the women the author met were such nut cases.
The fact is that most blind dates do not result in a relationship. And you pretty much know it in the first 10 seconds. But that doesn't mean you can't have a pleasant conversation and enjoy yourself. Our poor author continually berates himself for inadequacies that he may or may not have. But I'll bet the women he meets are looking for someone with at least a shred of self-esteem.
You can't go into a date thinking you're the woman's worst nightmare. Well, Charlie Chaplin made a career out of being a shlep and some of the episodes are amusing. I'm not unhappy I bought the book because I learned something and had a few chuckles. Anyone who has ever done online dating is likely to enjoy this book -- it made me feel empathetic in a good way, and if I were still on the dating scene, I would feel like Donovan is a true comrade in arms.
Even if you haven't done online dating, you likely will find Donvan's stories funny and occasionally touching. Most of the stories ring true and Donovan comes across as genuine. There are moments when I felt like maybe he is taking the law of odds to a new level -- the vast number of dates that he has experienced can give the feeling that this was a project launched for the purpose of writing this book, rather than a truly personal endeavor that happens to have created great material for a book.
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My name is Brian Donovan, and I am an online dater. For those who have been following me on Thought Catalog, that's not much of a. Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters is about one guy who experienced more than his fair share. Brian Donovan, a writer and.
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I came across this book by just messing around on Amazon under the Kindle singles section, just trying to find a short, cheap book to entertain me while I was waiting for stuff. So I found Not A Match:
Forty million people in the US have tried Internet dating, which means 40 million people have probably gone on some pretty crappy dates. Not a Match: Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company.
Review: Not a Match by Brian Donovan
Forty million people in the US have tried Internet dating, which means 40 million people have probably gone on some pretty crappy dates. Not a Match: I pre-ordered Not a Match because like many twenty-somethings living in the New York metropolitan area, I have tried internet dating. If the cosmopolitan mating call of dark, expensive cocktail soaked lounges with too-loud music after 9 doesn't appeal to you, and for some reason your best friend's mother won't set you up with a nice Jewish boy There are a lot of sites, a lot of members, a lot of weirdos, a lot of liars, and somewhere Just do the math.
Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters
We decided we wanted to create the book in November of last year, and it was to the publishers a few days before Christmas. We released it at the beginning of January. Thankfully, I had the website for so long that I had the stories that I knew people liked to read. A connective narrative is important in a longer work, but as a collection of humorous stories that are not all linked, the Single format seemed to be a better way to present consumable information. Everyone is invited to attend, and in order to appear on camera with the author users will need a webcam and the latest version of Flash player. She is also the CEO and founder of a hybrid publishing and consulting company. Id been considering getting a kindle for a while. I read loads of reviews and this one was useful http: I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure:.
My name is Brian Donovan, and I am an online dater. No names, no pictures, no women hating me for writing about them online.
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Brian Donovan has been on over a hundred online dates, so when he writes a book on online dating disasters, I am all ears. I listened to Not A Match: An hour and a half commute, I wanted something that would take my mind off the road and provide some comic relief to sandwich the more serious professional development talks I would be hearing through the day. At two hours long the book fit the bill. His writing is witty and conversational, and listening to the story felt like I was talking with the funny friend who always knows how to make you laugh. Some swearing and adult humor keeps the book out of the reach of younger hands, but the disaster stories made me so thankful for my loving husband going on seven years and made me recall my own awkward attempts at navigating the dating scene when I was younger. I always love to hear about dating disasters, as long as it is vicariously! Overall 4 out of 5 stars and a hug to Brian for this real life romcom. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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