Monday, January 10, 2011

"Science of Single" author at Park Road Books Jan. 11

Rachel Machacek probably has more bad date stories than most people.
There's good reason for that: The 37-year-old Washington D.C. resident went out with some 60 different guys as she explored online dating, singles events, matchmaking services and dating coaches, all in the interest of research.

The result? Her new book, "The Science of Single," which The Washington Post says is "equal parts funny, mortifying and insightful and stands to make Machacek into the Bridget Jones of Washington."

Machacek has braved the snow to get to Charlotte. She'll read from and sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road.

She may offer a few dating tips, too. Some basic advice: "Try different ways to meet people -- like going online, going to singles events, telling friends you want to be set up." Finding the right guy, she told me "is not just going to happen. It's work."