Bad Dates

Represented by:
Susan Smith


John Murray

Publication date:
November 2006

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Charting the extraordinary encounters ordinary people around the world have undergone in the name of love, Bad Dates lays bare (in more ways than one) the ritual of humiliation that is dating. The horrific tales it contains are sometimes embarrassing, often rude, and always absolutely hilarious; proving conclusively that for every match made in heaven, there are dozens more made in hell.

From the man who had information about his underpants emailed to his entire office, to the couple who found their passions doused by an unexpected dip in a lake, via the girl who ruptured her stomach when over-indulging at an all-you-can-eat restaurant, these stories are a much-needed answer to the icky clich├ęs normally surrounding romance.

So, if you have loved and lost, crashed and burned, been humiliated, betrayed, abused and bemused, this is undoubtedly the book for you. And even if you haven’t, you’ll still enjoy laughing at all the fools who have.