Day: July 25, 2011

Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace

In my continued efforts to determine just how far this serial dating epidemic has spread (and how I might learn from those who’ve gone before me), I decided to tackle Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace by Dianne Sweeney. The basic premise is exactly what one would expect of an online dating memoir: a self-possessed but single thirty-something decides to “take control” of her love life and embarks “upon a six-month quest” to find—you guessed it: the man of her dreams. In this case the single thirty-something is a high school English teacher so Kissing Frogs was an absolute delight to read on several counts.  Firstly, the girl can write, so instead of pausing every three sentences to think to myself “You know, she really should have reversed the order of those two clauses there…” I actually got swept up in the all of the drama of Sweeney’s “quest.” Secondly, now I know why all of you read this blog—it’s addictive!  Each time she got ready for her next date, I found myself wondering “What’s he going …