Monday, May 29, 2006

Why You're Still Single

by Evan Marck Katz & Linda Holmes.

Hey folks,

I've just received the above-mentioned book for review. It fits perfectly within our genre doesn't it?

From the backcover of the book:

"This book isn't about catching men or reeling anybody in. Catching is for nine-year-olds playing freeze tag, and reeling is for trout.... This is about you, considering the possibility that you're tripping over your own feet--no matter how much of an amazing, smart, hot, totally worthwhile ass-kicker you may be as a general rule."

Some food for thought:

  • If you wouldn't date the "women are bitches" guy, don't be the "men are pigs" woman.
  • If he doesn't want to talk, he won't.
  • Act like a crazy person, and you'll be treated like one.

Here's a new approach--just in case "It's not you, it's him" is starting to sound old.

EVAN MARC KATZ is the founder of, an online dating consulting service that partners wht JDate and other dating sites. He has been featured on CNN, Fox, NPR, and the Today Show, and, yes, he is , in fact, single and living in Los Angeles.

LINDA HOLMES writes as "Miss Alli" for Television Without Pity and is a frequent contributor to She lives in Minneapolis.

They can be contacted at

What I've read so far has been delightful and on point. Stay tuned for the full review.


Monday, May 22, 2006


MEET DIVINE: female, thirty-seven, slaphappy, young at heart, self-employed; an online newbie, living in New York. She is fresh out of a long-term relationship and has completed the two-year mandatory wound-licking I-hate-men mourning period. Unfortunately for Divine, someone neglected to inform her that dating has been upgraded to new millennium level. But maybe she shouldn’t worry...hemlines aren’t the only things that have gone up.

Thirty-somethings are premium dating material now... at least for the twenty-year-olds … Divine’s experiences are the basis for the story I call
Age Is Just a Number, a lens through which to view the world of online dating.

Since the year 2003, I’ve logged much time online—chatting, emailing and IMing. In that time, I’ve probably spoken with over two hundred people, male and female, and I’ve realized something:

I’ve realized that there are many Divines in the world. They come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and financial brackets, drawn together by a commonality, a deep-seated loneliness or hunger for something—and by the generally accepted idea that the solution is in finding a mate.

This recounting, although entertaining, is intended to acknowledge that such a need exists, affirm the validity of that need, share the pain, caution the naïve, and pose the question that maybe...just maybe...the accepted solution ought to be an ongoing relationship with God.

In this blook you’ll find online dating articles, reviews and recommendations of online dating sites, a few extras, and of course, the first twelve episodes of serial Age is Just a Number.

Welcome to my world!


To continue reading the story starts here

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Blog of the Week!

Hello Folks,

We've a new "Blog of the Week" in the sidebar: "The Battle Rock Spot"

The Battle Rock Spot rests on the bank of a Wyoming river where two large rocks jut out of the ground. The rocks stand broadside to one another, like great ships locked in an endless battle. It was an excellent setting for the campaigns of two eight-year-old admirals. Yet though the cannons have grown silent, the scene remains an ideal metaphor for many of the conflicts fought among the minds of admirals long retired.

Please give "The Battle Rock Spot" a lovely AIJAN welcome!


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

I Believe the Jeffersons

said it best.

Well we're moving on up
Moving on Up
To the top
Moving on up
To a deluxe blog system
On my own hosting!

That's right... the move is complete. All the unpacking has not been completed, but visits are welcome at the new address.

I look forward to seeing and hearing from you!