Libraries Offer Love: Dating With A Literary Twist

Nerd Love

Umm… Thoughts?

This really takes Library 2.0 to a whole new level!

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~ by Woeful on March 24, 2007.

10 Responses to “Libraries Offer Love: Dating With A Literary Twist”

  1. You are starting a library dating service?

  2. I should propose this to my Library Director at our next supervisor’s meeting… Get Some Lovin’ @ the Library >:)

  3. I am not sure some of your patrons should be gettin’ or givin’ the lovin’. What if they breed?

  4. Indeed, some of our patron’s are building a profoundly strong case for eugenics. Others, are not so bad. Actually, the Library is a good place to meet people (as a staff member anyway). I’ve been known to date the occasional grad student who comes in needing research assistance. This kind of interaction is a very reliable indicator of a person’s freak factor. The flip side of this, however, is that I’ve also had freakier women ask me out. Needless to say, this can be awkward.

  5. Woeful! YOu sassy player you.

  6. I do OK.

  7. Clearly I have to hang out in more libraries.

  8. Much like the Zenformation Professional, I’m here breaking all kinds of stereotypes. Only I’ve never dated anyone in the hardcore industry. Wait… does a professional dominatrix count?”

  9. Interestingly, my fiancee (head of reference at our local regional library) offered what we think was the first BiblioDating program in the US — it was profiled in Public Libraries and our local paper, and has so far been a success (with the one problem that getting an even mix of genders has been difficult — people sign up, then don’t show, and that means that you have 8 women and 4 men, or some uneven mix like that).

    It’s an easy program, fun, and it generates positive media attention. It’s neat to see the library’s programming featured on the front page of the Lifestyle section. Describing it as “the mutant child of a book club and speed-dating” generates interest!

  10. Welcome Tyler! I should pitch this at our next supervisor’s meeting…

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