Dating for book lovers
Masina is married but, for appearances, has a profile posted.Sherman, based in Boston, is convinced such niche sites are the future.“The generalist sites are too generic,” he says. Everybody loves travel and red wine,” he adds, in a yadda yadda yadda voice. You have to slog through a million people before you get lucky.”But when you date by the book, you’ve seriously narrowed your focus, says Sherman. They are an active pursuit compared to music or movies which are passive,” adds Sherman. They start the conversation.” In fact, members are more inclined to extol the virtues of a book than their own unique qualities.So it’s anyone’s guess who “invented” the idea, and which library sponsored the first-ever book dating program. Prisbrey explains that it’s speed dating — each one-on-one session is timed for three to four minutes (although some people would like it to go longer) — and Prisbrey says she uses bells and whistles to enforce this time restriction.Most participants seem somewhat experienced with the speeding dating process. “They jump right in.” One of the challenges has been the uneven gender ratio, with a disproportionate number of women registering for the events (during the second session, for example, there were 24 participants, and only 6 or 7 were men).Prisbrey is quick to point out, however, that it’s really a way for young to meet — not necessarily a “dating” event, so women are finding women friends this way.
The “book dating” program at the Shirlington branch library in Arlington County has been drawing a lot of attention lately, due in large part to its novelty. You’ve seen Cupidtino, the dating site for Apple fans.And then there’s Tastebuds, which forges love connections between indie rockers.“Breathlessmuse” credits the book with inspiring her to keep a diary, “which in turn taught me habit and discipline — priceless! “They’ve tapped into something that goes on in our stores all the time,” says Deirdre Horgan of Indigo Books. Welcome back to Ska Date Dating Software Niches 101, where I continue to explore new ideas for niche market and share the most exciting ones with you.