- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 2 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: August 13, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DHNECXS
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Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters Audiobook – Unabridged
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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 2-3 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 6.2' like the author but rather 5.6'). 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? Really? 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.
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.
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? I MEAN REALLY? He obviously watches snl news and takes that Really? (Seth Meyers) and makes it his own. Really?
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.