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Finding Mr. Right

Finding Mr. Right coverFinding Mr. Right
Diebel
1990

I know some of you have been missing our expert on the ladies, Don Diebel. Long time ALB folks will remember his wonderful advice for meeting women. I know everyone appreciated his stalker tactics and cheesy pick up lines.

This time Don has advice for the ladies! You can find those high quality men by hanging out in hotels, clubs, supermarkets, and human potential groups. He also talks about drugs. No, he doesn’t endorse them, but if they help you loosen up, what’s the harm?

Take a peek at some of this wonderful inside scoop into the mind of those “available” men. You will be happy to know that men helpfully gave Don exclusive interviews to let those ladies know what men don’t like.

I know all of you single ladies will run, not walk, to the library to get a hold of some of this stellar advice.

Glad I am not single,

Mary

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Sleazy Dating Tips for Gentlemen

Let's Make Mary coverLet’s Make Mary
Hanley
1959
(original copyright 1937)

Jack Hanley is one of the godfathers of sleazy materials.  Evidently this book is still in publication.  In 2011, Curzon Press released another edition.  Before the 2011 edition, the last published copy was in 1964.  Library holdings are in university collections.

Hanley has all sorts of good advice about making “friends” with the ladies.  (He also reminds us she probably is no lady, if she is “friendly”).  Other strategies include alcohol, overwhelming physical attention (read: rape), and how to choose the right target.  I can’t decide if this is a hilarious attempt at dating advice or semi-serious.  This is what my father would call a dirty book.

Anyone know anything about this book?

-Mary (Not the one on the cover)

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Do you have a sunburn, or are you always this hot?

101 Best Opening Lines cover101 Best Opening Lines (Meeting People)
Weber
1983

Thank you, submitter, for making my day.  I cracked up when I saw this!  Seriously, we can do better for our patrons in the dating pool.  It’s just so cheesy!  Did people really say these things in 1983?  (God help us…do they say them now??)  Ugh, it’s just revolting.

But funny.

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