The Real Shark's Tank is a deft mix of the author's dates and research about online dating. Find out which websites have the least men, if more men or women lie while online dating, and if you're less likely to marry while you online date. L.V. Krause breezily exposes why online dating is so frustrating for so many women, from the weight online dating men prefer (anorexic), to the age most men prefer (10 years younger), to whether relationships that start online break up more often than those that start offline (they do). The Real Shark's Tank delves into fascinating psychological research about what makes players tick, how to avoid them, and why the dating websites are their personal safari kingdoms.
The author offers up plenty of her own comic online dating life - including showing up for jury duty to find that the prosecutor was a past online date. She decided she needed her own Sex and the City group of girlfriends and emailed other women on the same dating website to form a supportive group in their beachside Florida city. As one of her dates laughingly complained, "You're unionizing!"
After online dating for over a year, the author wanted to shout it from the rooftops to the women trudging through the online dating world: "It's not you, it's online dating!"