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16 Swipes, The Other Perspective

Mark Powell
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Tinder is a worldwide phenomenon that has revolutionalised the dating world through their 50 million users – 10 million active with an average of 1.6 million daily swipes. Traditional courtship, such as approaching someone or speaking on the phone, have given way to swiping right and instant messaging. So while technology has made finding love easier, the relationship dynamics and dating etiquette are getting more complex; this book opens up a much needed dialogue and is, above all, an entertaining read without being derrogatory.
16 Swipes takes you on a journey of discovery through a rinse cycle of Tinder dates, personal encounters, and struggles, as author Mark Powell navigates the sea of online profiles in search of his soulmate.
Through a fair number of swipes and a very unfair number of breakfasts, you’ll smile, split your sides laughing and be thankful to have dodged these yourself.
Beyond the humour, you will gain insights into the relationships to avoid, situations to extract yourself from, and the women you should never get serious with. Mark candidly shares his own mistakes so you gain valuable dating lessons and identify with the near misses.
You will sympathise, empathise, and maybe even recognise your own situations as Mark – with his old school values – embarks on a wild ride in our modern dating scene.

Published: Apr/2021

ISBN: 9789814914208

Length: 128 Pages

16 Swipes, The Other Perspective

Mark Powell

Tinder is a worldwide phenomenon that has revolutionalised the dating world through their 50 million users – 10 million active with an average of 1.6 million daily swipes. Traditional courtship, such as approaching someone or speaking on the phone, have given way to swiping right and instant messaging. So while technology has made finding love easier, the relationship dynamics and dating etiquette are getting more complex; this book opens up a much needed dialogue and is, above all, an entertaining read without being derrogatory.
16 Swipes takes you on a journey of discovery through a rinse cycle of Tinder dates, personal encounters, and struggles, as author Mark Powell navigates the sea of online profiles in search of his soulmate.
Through a fair number of swipes and a very unfair number of breakfasts, you’ll smile, split your sides laughing and be thankful to have dodged these yourself.
Beyond the humour, you will gain insights into the relationships to avoid, situations to extract yourself from, and the women you should never get serious with. Mark candidly shares his own mistakes so you gain valuable dating lessons and identify with the near misses.
You will sympathise, empathise, and maybe even recognise your own situations as Mark – with his old school values – embarks on a wild ride in our modern dating scene.

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Mark Powell

Mark Powell is a British born novelist, playwright and screenwriter who lives in Singapore. An explosive writer and storyteller, Mark delivers brutally realistic fiction and non-fiction alike with strong characters and compelling plots. His preferred genre is action/thriller, with published novels: Quantum Breach (2009, Marshall Cavendish), Deep Six (2010, Marshall Cavendish), The Somali Sanction and The Broker. In addition, he has a published 30 Seconds of Courage and young adult novel, The Adventures of Danny Dare. His dark comedy stage play “The Banker” was tagged for London’s West End Production by the renowned Sonia Freedman, and one of his Screenplays, “The Wax Men” – an intense political thriller inspired by a true story – has been optioned for production in 2020. An active conservationist, motorcycle adventurer and climber, Mark holds a Psy.D. in Organisational Psychology and studied Art and History degrees at Sussex University. To this day he upholds his love of art by painting vibrant oil abstracts, and notes Gerhard Richer as an inspiring force, from where he draws his own inspiration. This latest book, 16 Swipes, takes a humorous look at the world of online dating, and demonstrates his versatility sensitivity and humour as a writer.