The Serial Dater’s Shopping List
31 dates in 31 days – what could possibly go wrong?
Isobel MacFarlane is a recently-turned-40 journalist who usually writes a technology column for a newspaper based in Northampton, England, but her somewhat-intimidating boss, William, has set her the task of meeting 31 men, via a local internet dating site, all within a month.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend and ‘Health & Beauty’ colleague Donna, she knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts, and starts ticking them off as she meets Mr Could Be Right Except For, Mr Not Bad, Mr Oh My Goodness and Mr Oh So Very Wrong.
Follow the ups (there are a few) and downs (there are many) of the dating process and intertwined with her experiences, get to know her colleague and family, including her niece Lola who, apart from being an amazing storyteller, can eat ambidextrously whilst wearing a Princess glove puppet on her right hand, and Baby, William’s non-too-healthy African Grey parrot.
Uncaged Review: A rather quirky read into the life of internet dating and speed dating. Giving a whole new meaning to the word blind date.
Meet Izzy who has been giving the task of making a list of to do’s and what not to do when you are thinking of setting up a profile for online dating. Or just going on a date in general.
A perfect romance read for any lovers of chick lit books or films. It’s a amusing read about Izzy and her 31 dates in 31 days. With a lovely ending ahh bless her. Reviewed by Jennifer.