Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You: A Memoirby Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas was single, thirty-seven, and just “a tiny bit desperate” to meet the woman of his dreams, when he was asked by a men's magazine to try Internet dating. Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You tells the painfully funny story of what happened next. A gloriously indiscreet diary of the dates, good and bad, it tells of how Thomas/i>
Sean Thomas was single, thirty-seven, and just “a tiny bit desperate” to meet the woman of his dreams, when he was asked by a men's magazine to try Internet dating. Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You tells the painfully funny story of what happened next. A gloriously indiscreet diary of the dates, good and bad, it tells of how Thomas was obliged to look at his past checkered love life and lays bare his answers to questions about his own sexual history, and male sexuality in general: Why are so many men fascinated by lesbians? What was so great about pantyhose? And what was it like to have sex with someone really famous? This book tells the story of many men, and maybe some women, too. It will appeal to any woman who wants to know what men really think about sex and romance, and to any man who has ever taken honest stock of his past and present relationships with the fairer sex.
Nearing 40 and still single, British novelist Thomas (Absent Fathers) is assigned by a men's magazine to explore the world of Internet dating, and the result is a memoir that is most enjoyable when he's actually describing what it's like to discover the "bewildering array" of online dating services offering seemingly unlimited opportunities ("With Udate.com it seems I've got a choice equivalent to the population of Denmark"). Thomas's humorous takes on the limits of online love—such as "why are there so many ultra-pretty twenty-two-year-old blonde girls online?" (answer: Russian women looking for husbands)—are matched by equally funny chapters on each of the women he meets online and becomes involved with, such as Bongowoman ("She's too tall") and Chinalady5 ("I'm being stalked"). The problem comes when Thomas turns from journalism to autobiography, with at least half of each chapter used to describe various past love affairs in what are equal parts witty and self-congratulatory, such as the college girlfriend who loves bondage and rough sex and the schoolgirl who doesn't mind doing her homework topless for him. The overall result is too much Thomas and not enough Internet. (Apr.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
- Da Capo Press
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Sean Thomas is a journalist and the author of three acclaimed novels. He lives in London.
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This book was hilarious! It's an interesting look into a man's perspective of online dating websites and his quest to find true love. If you want a good laugh, read this book!