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Date: The Diary of One Man's Ultimate Dating Challenge

Date: The Diary of One Man's Ultimate Dating Challenge [Kindle Edition]

Dave Cornthwaite
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When Dave decided to find a girlfriend by attempting to date 100 women in 100 days, the result was a hilarious, exhausting and emotional rollercoaster that took him to every corner of London, and then much further than he’d bargained for.

A revealing insight into the way men think and act on the dating scene, Date proves that even with the best of intentions, finding true love can be the hardest challenge of all.

(10% of all profits are donated to CoppaFeel!'s work towards breast cancer awareness)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 546 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Dave Cornthwaite; 2 edition (7 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006JF7A9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dave Cornthwaite, 33, from England, is a Guinness World Record-breaking Adventurer and Author.

Dave's adventure career is defined by the ambitious Expedition1000 project, a series of twenty five separate journeys of at least one thousand miles in length, each using a different method of non-motorised tranport. By July 2013 Dave had completed 8 of the journeys including skateboarding the width of Australia, Stand Up Paddleboarding the length of the Mississippi and swimming 1001 miles down the Missouri River.

Dave has written three books: BoardFree, Date and Life in the Slow Lane.

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Twitter: @DaveCorn

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Having been recommended `Date' by a colleague just prior to a Christmas largely spent on Easyjet I downloaded it to my Kindle with no great expectations, because men don't write about dating,do they? And even if they did, wouldn't it be in a swaggering, Nuts' esque manner designed to maximise the lothario reputation of the writer? I have to say that I was pretty taken aback. Having spent much of the last six years with a man who believed that sympathy was just a word placed in the dictionary between `s?*t and syphllis' and that emotional literacy was a myth created by dungaree clad primary school teachers and Guardian readers, it was something of a revelation to be reminded that there really were men out there who really were searching for `the one'. This may seem like an odd thing to say about a bloke who decided that going on 100 dates in 100 days was the best way to accomplish this goal, which seems like a somewhat mysogynistic concept to begin with. What about the poor `datees' who knew nothing of `the challenge' and who were also just scratching around the internet in hope of finding their soulmate? It is testament to the real likeability of the writer that you don't simply end up thinking him to be someone who uses genuine people as mere`material'- by the end of the book your sympathies are firmly with Cornthwaite rather than many of the plethora of women that he dates, who range from sublimely described Goddesses that he falls for to the sad, the badly dressed and the socially challenged (most of whom he is generous about, rather than overly derogatory). I won't spoil the plot, but in the end the hunter becomes the hunted,and the author's description of rejection and recovery is one of the most moving I have read in recent memory (and I teach sonnets for a living. Sometimes.). Read more ›
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What can I say about this book that all the other 5 star reviews hasn't?! This book is written with such raw honesty it will leave you an emotional wreck by the highs and lows of Dave's journey. And what a journey! A fantastic read that I'll be recommending to all my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 21 Nov 2013
All you want in a book! Funny- lots of laugh out loud moments, as well as giggly bits. Entertaining - couldn't put it down. Thought Provoking - especially the last chapter. Great Story - love, romance, despair (bit of lust and sex!) soul searching, satisfyingly cathartic. However, I would say, be prepared to become paranoid about your body language, grammar and punctuation!! (small price to pay).

Worth every penny!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, entertaining read 12 Nov 2013
A very entertaining book that made me laugh out loud at least 25 times, so that's once every 12.4 pages - pretty good eh? An eye-opening and refreshing take on dating from a bloke's point of view and well worth a read if you intend to dip into the world of on-line match-making, have already done so, know anyone who has dabbled, or equally if you think you wouldn't touch it with a barge pole - it might make you change your mind! Dates with disobedient dogs, fetish high heels, dizzying curly hair - all manner of girls from the dull to the dazzling. But will there be a happy ending? You'll have to read the book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming, Honest and Refreshing 5 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I'll hold my hands up and be the first to admit that novels of any kind of romance and love are not usually my thing, but as a massive supporter of Dave and his ventures, I knew 'Date' was a must-read...and I was not proven to be wrong.

Dave's honesty when it came to his feelings was's not often we hear a guy's perspective on love and all things cheesy!

As I continued to read the book, I found myself going on a dating adventure along with the author...willing him to have an amazing date and find the lady of his dreams. Of course though...bad dates were to be expected and boy, did Dave have some dodgy dates...including a girl that resembled cross-dresser comedian, Eddie Izzard!

I would recommend this book to both guys and girls to have a read, not only is it genuinely hilarious, but you never know, it may give you some starters on how to have an amazing date yourself.

Have a read and see if Dave found the girl of his dreams! If you haven't read his other book too, 'BoardFree' have to. I'm not lying here when I say it's probably the most inspiring book I have and will ever read! It teaches you the importance of dreaming, of friendship, and most importantly, of challenge! Go ahead and treat yourself to a copy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant distraction 5 Mar 2013
By Marin M
Format:Kindle Edition
I read Dave's book while rowing across the Atlantic. It was a nice distraction reading about all that girls, when all I had around me were three other smelly rowers.
Sometimes I was imagining how perfect would be if I was able to go on a date between the rowing shifts :).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Date - More than just a book about dating 12 Feb 2013
By Bruce
Format:Kindle Edition
Bloody awesome read. Dave manages to make the ordinary very amusing, and every date is different. Kept me entertained a very long flight, chuckling away to myself. We've all been there, which makes it all the better, reliving all our past attempts at dating too.

Well worth a read to anyone looking for love, and even for those who have found it.

Thanks Dave for making me smile and laugh a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and entertaining till the end 14 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book after following the author on Twitter. Its not my usual type of book but I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. It makes a pleasant change to see a dating book written by a man and who is not shy about wearing his heart on his sleeve.

I found it well written and a laugh a minute, I even stayed up till 2am reading the last chapters as I so wanted to see what happenned. A must read for everyone, no matter if youre still looking or have already found the one.

Im already reading his other book Boardfree and cant wait for more to be published
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