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BOOK REVIEW | Confessions of a Tinderella by Rosy Edwards

The laugh-out-loud true story of one girl’s experience of life on Tinder.

Rosy Edwards is the epitome of a contradictory 20-something year old. She’s frugal when it comes to food shopping, but is willing to spend £17 on shampoo. She’s career-minded, she just doesn’t know which career to have in mind right now. And although she’s happy being single, a part of her kind of wants a boyfriend. So after a few unsuccessful dates with friends of friends (read: being forced to date their shortest/dullest/oddest acquaintance), she put herself on Tinder, the app that has transformed the world of online dating. And she soon learns the unspoken rules the hard way: always reject a guy with black and white profile pics (he is ginger and/or ugly); is wearing a hat (bald); has a shot of his torso (moron); or is not standing beside anything scaleable (5”8 and under). And then there are the dates themselves. From a 3:30 am dinner date to a borderline drug bust in Chelsea, Rosy has experienced it all, swinging through her love life on the trapeze of Tinder. She falls for the wrong guys, ditches the nice ones, but can she finally find her happy ending? Amazingly honest and hilariously funny, Rosy’s story shows us all that the key to a successful love life could just be a swipe away.

blurb from Goodreads

I was recommended this book by my lovely friend Emily who not only created the beautiful header/logo for my blog, but also runs an amazing website and has an interview with Rosy Edwards, the author, going up later this week!

When Emily first told me about Confessions of a Tinderella, I knew I had to read it immediately – horrible Tinder dating stories are stories I will always be excited about. However, when I finally had my hands on it (after harassing Emily to hurry up and finish), I got a lot more than I expected.

Confessions of a Tinderella is not only a heartfelt, yet accurate look into what dating is like for 20-somethings these days, it’s also an inspiring and eye-opening documentation of how easy it is to get caught up in a safety net. Rosy Edwards fell into a job she didn’t particularly care about but never did anything about it because it was what she was used to. She had a routine, she knew everybody, and it paid the bills. Despite being somewhat happily single, she felt compelled to date anyways. It’s never fun being the only single one out of your friends, right? But after the dates, things would evolve and Edwards found herself in unhealthy relationships because being alone was scary – the men were questionable safety nets but nets nonetheless. As both the story and Rosy’s self-worth grew, I found myself inspired and hopeful for the both of us.

Edwards has a wonderful voice that flows throughout the novel with humour and grace. It reads like fiction (which is not a bad thing) and I ripped through it in two sittings. In fact, I had a really hard time setting this book down. Confessions of a Tinderella is an astonishing read and I hope you also get more out of it than you bargained for.

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