Meet 30-year-old Richard from London, who when asked which book he would give someone he was trying to impress responds: “I’m about to give Umberto Eco's Foucault’s Pendulum to a girl who reads Dan Brown novels...
It’s so meta that after reading it, you question how many layers of reality there are in the world, and if they are in fact the same as layers of narrative or indeed, irony.” Or Jaspreet from Cambridge on the last book he read: “I just finished some of the Récits en rêves of Yves Bonnefoy, the most distinguished living French poet.
Check her out on a date, but remember to bring her back on time!
” While some of the answers are arguably less cringe-inducing than their mainstream online dating equivalents, others read like submissions to Private Eye’s Pseuds Corner.
Anyone wanting to be a pin-up has to answer a series of questions: the sexiest book they have ever read, which author they have a crush on and what they’re reading next.
Curious browsers are invited to email and ask for a date.
She added that media interest in the matchmaking site so far had largely been from the US, and a State-side expansion could now be on the cards.For the moment, The Omnivore pin-ups lists only around 20 members, most of whom are based in London and work in the media – including Nirpal Dhaliwal, the former-Mr Liz Jones.