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.And, as much as books can be a magnet, they can also raise flags of incompatibility when tastes are alarmingly dissimilar. S., Canada, Australia and Britain.)It is the dating background check equivalent of rifling through someone’s bookshelf looking for clues of compatibility. Communicating, exchanging ideas, sharing our passions and being around each other: Most of us like to do these things.I know that having alone time with my thoughts and a good book doesn’t make me less social.But, you say, you already know the humans at the local dog park, and while you’ve finally managed to remember some of their names (not just their dogs’ names) and have even set up some doggie play dates, not a person among them is anyone youwould date. You’ve realized that if someone’s not a dog person, they are simply not romantic material.
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One 23-year-old member of from Ames, Ia., who goes by the name “bibliovore” places by Anais Nin. You get a succinct idea of the person’s intelligence, sense of humour and interests, says Sherman.
“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.
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