Q: What inspired the idea of a matchmaking site based on similar literary taste?
Matt S: A few years ago, I had broken up with a girlfriend. When faced with the prospect of trying to meet someone new, I thought, “I’d love meet a woman who’s read The Black Swan”. Matt and I sort of ran with that idea. We realized that books are intimate and personal and revealing.
Q: Had either of you tried online dating before?
Matt M: I had been an avid online dater and there was always that moment of truth when I would be left alone for a few minutes with the person's book shelf. Stuff like “He’s Just Not That Into You”. It gave you the sense that you weren’t the first to see this shelf.
Q: What books do you list on your profile?
Matt M: I Have The Holy Bible and a book called Ishmael by Daniel Quinn which is a wonderful blend of Theology and Philosophy.
Matt S: A recent favorite is Stuff White People Like, which is brilliant in a way that reminds me of Spinal Tap.
Q: What’s the response been?
Matt M: I think it is a little early to have any marriages as we have only really gone out to the public earlier this month, however at our launch event last night there were quite a few of our members who left together and I believer there were definitely some sparks starting to fly.
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