- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: HumorOutcasts Press (October 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692320385
- ISBN-13: 978-0692320389
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,175,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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eDating the Old School Way: A comedic guide to online dating Paperback – October 25, 2014
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“It’s Saturday night and you’re chatting it up galore with several men on a dating site. You’re a wonderful, talented, educated woman. So, why sit at home on a Saturday night? Wouldn’t it be nice, for a change, to go on a date?”
I’ve never done online, or eDating. I have plenty of friends who have, however, and after reading eDating the Old School Way: A comedic guide to online dating, I think I need to buy multiple copies and send them out as dating tools!
According to Maura Stone, there are four types of men you typically find in the online dating pool: The Dweeb. The Nerd. Damaged Goods, and The Player. She describes each one in perfect detail, outlining the various signs you need to look out for, even providing sections entitled “Motherly Advice”, to help you further on your journey. This book isn’t just for the ladies. Stone has also included plenty for the men. An example: If a woman has any of these monikers in her online profile, take heed:
Not really divorced
Crazy ex or exes
That's a condensed list. There’s plenty more where that came from, and each one has an in-depth description so you know just what to look out for! I particularly enjoyed the chapter of “universal truths” pertaining to men. As in, they are visual. Or, they like the internet. I also enjoyed the list of edating Do’s and Don’ts, a must-read for anyone embarking in the online dating world!
Stone breaks everything down into simplistic comedic form and fashion, making this a fun and zany read. It also relieves the pressure one might put on themselves during the dating process. It doesn’t have to be so serious; part of the fun is in the exploration. And honestly, you never know what you’re going to get. I have to add, if you’re one that shies away from anything racy, make sure you put your eye muffs on. There are plenty of sexual innuendos, but in my opinion, it adds to the fun of this book.
What the modern world lacks is solid advice on the phenomenon of “e-dating,” the parallel dimension where people “meet” online and “talk” for weeks and months before they ever meet in person. Although it is the most modern form of matchmaking, one still wishes for the advice of the blunt, wrinkled village busybody. This is Maura Stone’s Bubbameistah.
Here at last is the advice all e-daters lack, with a healthy dose of wit and sense, as well as a pep talk: “There’s no dispute you’re a catch,” is one of the opening lines of “E-Women Are Lunatics” (the part of the series intended for men). Not only are you getting practical advice on how to deal with the thrilling variety of matches out there, but you’re getting it from someone who’s on your side. What man wouldn’t want to hear “Honey, you’re gonna get shtupped!” as he gears up for an online dating session.
E-Dating the Old School Way is chock full of dating advice for men and women looking to navigate the electronic pathways of modern matchmaking. It is a frank look at not just the results of dating, but the reasons for it. These run the spectrum of wanting to find the love of your life to the more realistic “Honey, you’ve got needs.”
This book is hilarious and wise and at times a little wistful as it peels apart the complications of men and women getting together, for whatever it is they get together for. The matchmaker has finally come back to the village, and her name is Bubbameistah.
Maura Stone, the Bubbameistah, gives hilarious advice to those looking to the internet for matchmaking. Beware! Okay, okay, that's a bit too succinct. But you will laugh out loud. You will find out that you are a catch, people out there are crazed murderers who want to see naked pictures of yourself and even worse than will want to meet you at a Dunkin Doughnuts. How do you avoid this fate? By listening to the Bubbameistah. She'll tell you such secrets as how people make themselves sound better online than in real life and that if it's meant to be, your e-dating sweetheart will call you back within three days. It's twue!
Written in such a way that even a economics nerd can relate, "eDating the Old School Way" is sprinkled with such sage topics as "E-Women are Lunatics." And on the other hand, what woman would not want the know the following motherly advice, "Would your interest be piqued when he markets himself with "I put the toilet seat down"? If that's the best he can say for himself, then you know his bar is set way too low."
"eDating the Old School Way" is the only self-help book I've read all the way through and the world is a better place for it. And the world will still be a better place after the Zombie apocalypse, for Ms. Stone navigates us through the treacherous waters of e-dating for zombie men and Dunkin Doughnut dating.
- Paul R. De Lancey, author of "Beneficial Murders" and "Eat Me: 169 Fun Recipes From All Over the World"