Comedian Geoff Keith’s Covert Operation Becomes a Real Page Turner
Online dating websites can be the epitome of odd. Dudes will and do say anything to get to a girl’s attention; a fact that can be amplified when a guy gets to hide behind a firewall, separating him from ultimate humiliation or physical attack.
Friends Geoff Keith and Ian Gulbransen had heard a laundry list of these lines from their female friends who do their man-hunting on the web and came up with an idea. They would go undercover on some of these dating sites, see what guys really say, then write a book about their findings. Keith and Gulbransen set up fake dating profiles, got permission to use some pictures from a couple female buddies, and threw out the lure.
The plan worked and the book, Guys Have No Game: A Book of First Impressions, wrote itself.
Keith, a national-touring comedian seen on Chelsea Lately, HBO, and Comedy Central, and Gulbransen, a self-proclaimed artist and traveler, were hoping to get a least a small number of funny or over-the-top responses to their pseudo-profiles. Instead they got thousands, 20% of which were gold.
Guys Have No Game presents the actual comments and messages left on the phony accounts. Names and profile pictures have been blurred out and the responses have been broken down into categories like Line That Never Got Anyone Laid, Cut & Paste, Pathetic, and Creepers, to name a few.
There’s some really funny stuff in this book. At times the ‘Editors’ will mark up an entry with a side note giving a little more incite into what the suitor was thinking. A number of introductions come across sincere at first, then take a neck-jarring left turn. Others are just plain nutty. This book has them all.
The paperback book, published just this week, is perfect for the coffee table, as a gift, or can be used as camouflage to hide that Hustler you keep next to the toilet. Super funny, sometimes weird, and well put together. Can’t wait for Vol. 2.
You can buy Guys Have No Game: A Book Of First Impressions on Amazon or go to their site. I say you should grab a copy just to see if one of your ridiculous internet-dating pickup lines made the cut.