Lonely book lovers in London -- pardon the alliteration -- need be lonely no longer.
"Dreamy 23-year-old writer and journalist Henry has a particular penchant for American women writers," begins the entry to one of the Omnivore's "pin-ups." Henry's current reading list includes "Diary of a Man in Despair," the real-life diary kept by the German novelist Friedrich Reck during the reign of the Nazis.
Just about all the "pin-ups" on the Omnivore have similarly excellent tastes in literature — the site's editors choose who's on it. If you live in London, you can contact them by writing to the Omnivore team.
"What's on your bookshelf is so much more revealing than acronyms such as GSOH," the Omnivore editor Fleur Macdonald said in a statement, mocking a shorthand for "good sense of humor" that's a staple of personals ads.
The Omnivore's Anna Baddeley, who said she was once unsuccessfully wooed by a suitor with a book called "Gender and Genius," added: "To us, professional criticism and matchmaking are two sides of the same coin – we curate our Pin-ups as carefully as we compile book reviews."
The Omnivore gives each of its "pin-ups" the kind of treatment authors get, asking each a series of questions such as, "What's the sexiest thing you've ever read?" and "Which author do you have a crush on?"
Hannah, 26, answers that she had a crush on "Paul Auster until I read his wife's book and sank into a deep depression for two weeks."