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Alikewise just launched a little over a week ago (so it’s pretty sparses right now), but it’s the first dating site to match people based on their favorite books. Okay, not the very first — Borders UK tried this back in mid-2009 with Happily Ever After — yet that was from a bookseller, rather than a dedicated dating site around books (and also sells books through Amazon). I think Alikewise is a spectacularly great idea. I mean, not only because I’m a writer, but because I’m a reader. And when you find someone who’s reading taste matches your own, it’s pure intellectual foreplay. Hot. I’m excited to see this site grow, and I’m eager to see what will happen with erotica and sex books. Two of my newest books in the database (YAY!) but with no matches yet (boo!), though the books are still quite new, like the dating site. My only wish for Alikewise — it’s in beta, so this may be on the way — would be a way for profiles to have threaded discussions about the books. This would be a great way of giving people ideas for conversation starters, in addition to public flirtation, etc. Sort of like blending Alikewise with Gravity. Nonetheless, big props to our new book based dating site. Finally!