Stressful for Authors and Agents "On several occasions at conferences," says Folio Literary Management's Jeff Kleinman, "someone sits down across from me, we introduce ourselves, and then the writer on the other side of the table bursts into tears.It's a truly weird and horrible feeling to be sitting there watching a grown woman, carefully made up, sobbing into a wad of typescript." "Being pitched face-to-face is hard for authors and agents," another agent agrees.And even if you did meet online, do you tell your friends and family the real story of how you met?Or do you make up a "meet cute" story that resembles something out of an '80s romantic comedy?At one popular event, authors can book up to three such sessions for an extra each.
Theres a lot of fun and a few anxious moments as we pull out all the stops in getting our subjects the dates they so desperately desire. And who gets the Prince Charming or the Princess Perfect theyve always dreamed of?
Hwei: Hes into jazz vocal and some contemporary artists oh no he plays golf no!
Michael: some guys I know are just like a magnet what about me, hello!
Just because you've found a great relationship through online dating doesn't mean you're comfortable with admitting how you met.
This video (which is actually made by underwear company Me Undies, so go figure) perfectly nails the embarrassment surrounding online dating, even if you've met someone great.