The Dating Race

Stacy Kravetz

The book’s cover promises an “undercover report from the front lines of modern-day romance.” It neglects to mention the author is a married woman who is only going through the motions of online dating, speed dating and other matchmaking services. Kravetz doesn’t want to “lead anyone on,” so she sabotages her assignments: automatically declining all of her speed dates, refusing to post a current photo on her profile, applying for a dating service without actually registering, etc. Worse, she frequently bemoans the indignity of the dating ritual, pities the people involved and wonders if she would feel differently if she weren’t married. Ultimately, the book offers neither an accurate portrayal of the scene nor practical tips for singles. You’ll learn more from Sex and the City.