Over a game of cribbage and a glass or two of wine, my daughter told me some of her past on-line dating stories. I recommended she and her book club of millennial women read the fun, relatable book Mr. Right Swipe by Ricki Schultz about on-line dating (amongst other things). Here’s why:
One guy (let’s call him Mr. Delusional) said on his profile he was six-foot tall, (My daughter had an over six-foot rule since she began dating in high school) but when he arrived he apparently had last been measured with four inch heels on. That wasn’t even the real problem. His white shoes and matching white belt were the problem and when he ordered a Pina Colada, (cue song here) there were definitely going to be bigger problems.
“He’s definitely not riding all the rides, if you know what I mean.”- Mr. Right Swipe by Ricki Schultz
Mr. Get-Real with slicked back hair, perfectly coiffed eyebrows and a new Mercedes-Benz E class Cabriolet in the parking lot insisted he show off his new car to my daughter. When they returned to the bar they’d lost their bar stools. While they waited for more to become available, they leaned against the window bar- him drinking scotch and she afraid to drink anything- he showed her his bank statement! Real winner there!
“I’m not at a place in my life where I feel like competing with some dude’s watch collection.”- Mr. Right Swipe by Ricki Schultz
Mr. GQ was actually a lot of fun, great to look at and shared a fine bottle of wine of my daughters choice. Such a gentleman. Other than the fact that he was distracted by every male who walked by, and seemed to have posed for a few of them, he kept her entertained until she remembered she hadn’t let her dogs out.
“…and I certainly don’t need some guy who’s prettier than I am…” – Mr. Right Swipe by Ricki Schultz
After a few of those guys she decided to meet new “matches” for coffee before work in the café at the base of her office building. She actually met a couple of nice, professional men that way. But, guess what… they had absolutely no other time to meet, at all, ever. Hmmm…
“It was just coffee,” he says, talking with his hands. “And anyway--” Mr. Right Swipe by Ricki Schultz
I am beginning to see a pattern here… and I am grateful I’ve never been in that arena!
“How are there this many single guys around and how are they all so disappointing?” – Mr. Right Swipe by Ricki Schultz
Read the book, sip your favorite wine and have fun!
Click on the book cover below to learn more about Ricki Schultz.
Kyle Ann Robertson
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