Guide to dating book
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that, by comparison, by Eric Smith is the worst dating/self-help book ever written because it is so genuinely delightful without being at all presumptuous.
In fact, it’s so spot-on and utterly enjoyable that I think it should be up there with Please don’t take that to mean that I think this book is brilliant, revolutionary, and/or mindblowing-ly imaginative. And of course it’s non-fiction, which already makes it a strange and unfair comparison to those aforementioned tomes.
If you aren’t a reader, then it’s pretty much guaranteed that we won’t be that into you.
But we are into your friends who are single and also love books.
There are plenty of criticisms that can be justly leveraged against dating / self-help books as a genre.
And yet, people continue write them, because people continue to buy them, because people are always looking for that has ever figured out—except, of course, for this author of the book, who purports to believe that his/her generic-at-best or sociopathically-manipulative-at-worst book is, in fact, that end-all-be-all answer that everyone has been looking, and that only s/he is brilliant enough to have discovered.
Smith, like myself, is a heterosexual male, and while one would not be wrong to criticize the book for being heteronormative, I think this point overlooks the potential impact that the book can have on your average heterosexual male gamer / physicist / Trekkie / comic book fan / whatever.
Either way, the Epic Reads love doctor will see you now.
If you like piña coladas and getting caught in a bookstore, you should date us.
Being a book nerd can present some interesting challenges when it comes to dating. How do you know you and that special someone are on the same page—both in your book and in your relationship?
If a text or call goes unanswered for a few hours, you aren’t being ignored. When you and your date have spats, 99.9% of the time it will involve OTP disagreements. Mind your Ps and Qs when getting introduced to your significant other’s shelf. If your relationship with the bibliophile progresses to where you two actually share a living space, be prepared to run out of space.
Your book nerd just reached a plot twist and they can’t have any distractions. Books will piled and hoarded on every available surface, and no you can’t toss some out to make room for your stuff.
Instead, Smith presents a guide for putting your best geek forward, conveyed in a way that any self-proclaimed or incidental geek can understand.