What was this non-fiction book I read about dating?
January 22, 2020 6:49 AM   Subscribe

I read it easily 15-20 years ago, so it was probably published around 2000-ish. It was similar to The Year of Yes by Maria Headley, but instead of going out with everyone who asked her, this woman put the word out

to all her contacts - in the publishing? arts? circles - in... I want to say NYC, but I could be getting that mixed up with The Year of Yes. She basically goes online - possibly facebook, but I think this was pre-social media - and tells everyone she knows she wants to be set up on dates. And the word gets around and people are lining up dates for her left right and centre. She goes on heaps of dates, doing weird and random things. The only one I remember though is some rich guy that took her on a date on a yacht. And of course she finds love in the end.

Have you read this book? I really want to re-read it
posted by Zaire to Human Relations (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates, by Elizabeth Fournier?

...she enlists everyone in sight to set her up on blind dates in a passionate quest to meet just one really great guy. Names are changed to protect the rejected as she humorously dishes dot-com hunks, rappers manques, and tattooed graduates of the Gene Simmons School of Dating... Elizabeth chronicles her true-life dating spree set off by the broken engagement as a marriage-minded mortician in her mid-30's.

Paperback published 2008; perhaps there was an earlier hardcover edition.
posted by Iris Gambol at 2:38 PM on January 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

Best answer: There was also something titled Around the World in 80 Dates.

I read it, back at the end of the 90s, beginning of the aughts, because a friend passed it on to me -- the guy with the yacht story rings a vague bell.
posted by jrochest at 9:41 PM on January 22, 2020

Response by poster: Thanks, jrochest - that's the book! Will go buy it now. And thanks too Iris, that one sounds interesting too. Will look it up as well
posted by Zaire at 10:51 PM on January 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

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