Review: DATING-ISH by Penny Reid


A hundred thousand stars because MATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After having the worst luck in dating, Mary decides to take help from professionals, that is, professional cuddlers, orgasm meditations, life coaches etc. What she won’t do is invest more of her time and her heart in men and her recent debacle of a date has made her decision firm. Annoyed and irritated she is looking of alternatives to modern dating.

She believes she doesn’t need the hassle of a real relationship when she can pay to have all her needs fulfilled without any strings or emotions. But the man from her disaster date is somehow back in her life and is not really who he says he is.

With ideas more bizarre than a three eyed bird eating a banana that man claims to have the perfect solution for Marie’s problem. In a World where robots seem to be the future, what need to we have for humans?

Every time I sit down to review a Penny Reid book, I’m lost for words. I feel as if I have nothing to say that hasn’t already been said. Her stories make my heart ache. Like I have to physically rub my chest to ease the pain and I LOVE it. I feel so much and I’m not accustomed to it so my hearts hurts. I guess what I’m trying to say is that Penny’s stories make you feel human.

It’s very rare that I stay up all night to read a book. Then wake up next day and read it all over again. But I did it with Dating-ish and frankly if I had the time, I would’ve read it at least a couple times more. I seriously believe this is one of the greatest stories I’ve ever read and I’m not far from being able to quote it word by word.

5 Stars!


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There are three things you need to know about Marie Harris:
1) She’s fed up with online dating,
2) She’s so fed up, she’s willing to forego the annoyance and consider more creative alternatives, and
3) She knows how to knit.

After the most bizarre and irritating first date in the history of human kind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men. With the help of her friends, she quickly identifies a few possibilities:

Need a cuddle? Use a professional cuddler. Need affirmation? Get yourself a life coach. Need an orgasm? Try orgasm meditation! Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services?
But then her irritating date resurfaces. And he’s not at all the person she thought he was. And he suggests a different—and crazier—solution to her dilemma . . .
As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. Robots are our future. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all?

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