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Whoa, do you think this means he was lying about the Lyn Hejinian and the Gary Snyder on his bedside table?

December 11, 2008

A new survey suggests that nearly half of all men and one-third of women have lied about what they have read to try to impress friends or potential partners.

Nearly one in five adults – 18 per cent – said they would read while waiting for their date to arrive in order to make a good first impression. More than quarter – 26 per cent – said they would try and entice someone into bed by leaving a copy of the book they had been discussing earlier in the evening by the bed.

What kind of fucked up dating world are we living in where men will lie about reading Shakespeare to appear intellectual or romantic or to get into our pants?   Whatever happened to pick up lines like did you wash your jeans with Windex? Cause I can see myself in your pants. Or putting mix-tapes of gentle beautiful make-out songs in our lockers?

Top ten reads to impress a man:
1) Current affairs websites
2) Shakespeare
3) Song lyrics
4) Cookery books
5) Poetry
6) Nelson Mandela autobiography Long Walk to Freedom
7) Jane Austen
8) Facebook/Myspace
9) Religious texts
10) Financial Times

Top ten reads to impress a woman:
1) Nelson Mandela autobiography Long Walk to Freedom
2) Shakespeare
3) Cookery books
4) Poetry
5) Song lyrics
6) Current affairs websites
7) Text messages
8) Emails
9) Financial Times
10) Facebook

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