Okay. I have never ever dated. Ever. Like going out on dates, meeting someone and giving them my number and then doing something later? Never. I guess I only ever got into serious relationships. I'm probably really picky.
Anyway, though, Night of 1000 Boyfriends has been a blast to read because it's exactly the kind of control I would like to have in a dating environment. The first time of course I got knocked out and woke up in the hospital, but that turned out well enough, getting into a doctor's beamer. The second time I went to the restaurant and the waiter asked if I remembered the guy's name. Of course I didn't, I had begun reading in that vein the day before during my 10 minute break at Starbucks, but praise the CYOA deities, I could look back and see that the guy's last name was "Levine" and not "Levitt." Of course, having flipped through the pages to get to the point, I touched upon the picture of the true Robert Levine and knew that I should choose to go with the GQ-looking fellow.
In the Threshold game I'm playing, my character has a thing about choices. She has to choose a deity to devote to soon and she doesn't like the idea that her options might be limited by the guy she's with (who's already chosen his deity). I felt like this was the kind of book for her. It's not even just that there's multiple endings, or decisions, it's that it's... a web. If any of you have been reading anything that I've been writing, or listen to me talk in class, you can see how my mind jumps from one thing to a completely different (though, if I'm lucky, somewhat related) topic. One of the beautiful things I'm finding about CYOA books, especially this kind that relates to a field in which I'm sure everyone would like to be able to flip a few pages and see the future, is that there's not really a backwards or forwards. Like Adam was saying before, the "open narrative" quality is what really gets me coming back for more.