Favorite book dating site
Meet 30-year-old Richard from London, who when asked which book he would give someone he was trying to impress responds: “I’m about to give Umberto Eco's Foucault’s Pendulum to a girl who reads Dan Brown novels...
It’s so meta that after reading it, you question how many layers of reality there are in the world, and if they are in fact the same as layers of narrative or indeed, irony.” Or Jaspreet from Cambridge on the last book he read: “I just finished some of the Récits en rêves of Yves Bonnefoy, the most distinguished living French poet.
In a bid to save others from a similar fate, Macdonald, co-founder of literary review website The Omnivore, decided to branch out into a dating service that matches couples according to their tastes in books.
If there is now a dating site for every demographic, The Omnivore’s resulting “pin ups” section seems to be aimed at the “intello-hipster”, an urban subgroup who know their Dickens from their Deleuze and like their profile pictures sepia-tinged.
Matt Masina and Matt Sherman, the site's founders, began working on the site in late 2008 after the latter broke up with his girlfriend.
"I [wanted to] meet a woman who had read ," he said.