Friday, April 23, 2010

Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace

Amazon Product Description. In today's age of virtual hook-ups and online encounters, it is no surprise that there are thousands of web sites devoted to Internet dating. Told in a series of vignettes, Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace, Dianne Sweeney's revealing account of dating in the 21st century takes you on a hilarious, often poignant journey of online dates, dumps, and disasters. As she discovers the world of Internet dating is blessed by those seeking true love and plagued by those just seeking. Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace uncovers the reality of online dating--its pleasures, its horrors, and all the quirky stuff in between.

Dianne Sweeney is a thirtysomething singleton who is looking for a love connection via cyberspace. With a hopeful heart and keen sense of the absurd Sweeney embarks on a six month internet dating quest to see if the virtual world can link to a real world life partner. Along the journey Sweeney matches with numerous bullfrogs, croakers, polliwogs, and toads, but is always ready with a quick quip!

Sweeney’s cyberspace dating misadventures are detailed in entertaining vignettes. I love this passage on her date with The Joker:

Red Flag #1

The Joker and I are munching on popcorn [in a movie theatre] . . . during that PSA when the onscreen cell phone rings. In an instant, The Joker is on his feet and yelling out, “Put your cell phone away, now! Damn it!”

Red Flag # 2

[After the movie The Joker invites Sweeney to dinner] Not missing a beat he says, “We have to take your car, though. I drive a sh*t box, and it stalled two times on the way over here.

Red Flag # 3

[During dinner The Joker tells Sweeney] “I want you to know I’m a very sexual person. For Christmas, I gave my mother and sister a dildo.”

Needless to say the above was the first and only date Sweeney shared with The Joker

Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace is a witty memoir that both singletons and non-singletons will appreciate.

Publisher: Adelmore Press; First edition (December 11, 2009), 216 pages.
Advance Review Copy Provided Courtesy of Pump Up Your Book Publicists.

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