Cakes McCain

Eat Obsess Love! (then eat some more!) She's a Bridget Jones/Shirley Valentine hybrid, currently editing her own funny, clever, and sexy chick-lit memoir of single life as an ex-pat in Italy, entitled: "Pasta for One: The Unlocked Diary of a Single Gal Living in Italy" (based on the blog). See the blog! and the book's website: http://www.wix.com/pepprrr/pastaforone

The Single Gal's (Healthy) Brownie Binge Weekend!

What am I DOING this weekend?...Does this answer your question?...more

If you want to date me: Please don't read my blog!

Ignorance is bliss. I'm quite fabulous, actually....more

Single Abroad: I Don't Want to Be Your Fantasy Tour Guide

Is the ex-pat's life ideal? Italy is beautiful but the men aren't really cutting it. They're too aggressive and have a generic idea of romance. And the foreigners aren't much better -- all they want is a no-strings, no-pressure fantasy tour guide who'll show them the ruins in eight-inch heels, engage them in witty conversation and generally tend to their entertainment. It's enough to make you want to give up on dating altogether! ...more

Materialistic Robot Women! (What's a real woman to do?)

 Not long ago I found myself on a warm spring day, seated in a piazza in the historical centre of Salerno watching the passers-by. Shortly thereafter, I noticed all seemed to be predominately female - and very much alike, as if originating from some mysterious invisible assembly-line somewhere outside of my peripheral vision....more

Holidays! (with sex and hidden agendas) Part 2

The sooner I can get on a plane to Denver, the better. I originally thought perhaps September, but I am not certain my patience will endure. I need a swignificant dose of real North American debauchery ie. Alcohol, sex, shopping, half-litre cappuccinos,  and enormous weekend breakfast buffets... I'm thinking, at the latest August....more

Holidays! (with a side of sex and hidden agendas)

I make no secret over the fact my poor, broke-ass can't afford a real vacation. Ok, I do live in Italy - a dream holiday for many, but I don't consider Naples at one hour away, Amalfi at 45 minutes away, or pretentious Capri at 2 hours away - as actual holidays. No, what I consider a real holiday is getting the hell out of Italy. Unless of course, it's Milan, and I'm shopping with my 2 -gay crew. Otherwise I need to be far away from the Italian masses - especially the Southern ones (friends excluded of course)....more

Online Dating Research shows:The male EGO is alive and well!

The Cakes McCain (one-woman) Web Dating Research Foundation's on-going study proves more and more men on online dating websites are copping this attitude...The irony is staggering....more

And the Honourary "Creep of the Week" Award goes out to...

While scanning random online dating profiles I recently came across this treasure worth sharing, and an honourable mention in the Online Dating Honorary 'Hall of Shame.'Creep of the Week Profile: Cutting to the chaseThe six things I could never do without 1. SEX WITH A REDHEAD2. SEX WITH A STRAWBERRY BLONDE3. SEX WITH A BLONDE...more

Lies, Guys, and a case of Social Leprocy

In recent days I haven't reported in detail my (mis)adventures in the dating world, as there haven't been any. One can still consider oneself a social leper even if said individual is receiving mail on a regular basis via web-dating sites. I haven't been on any dates since I started. Seriously. (How long have I been doing this?...more

Yes! I've got a date with Geroge Clooney! (or do I?)

Last summer I was receiving semi-regular emails from a site I had not subscribed to. I initially thought it was updates of friends' online flicker updates or similar, so without looking I deleted them. However one noted that 'someone is looking for you' .... which which I didn't quite understand, but piqued my interest. Upon closer inspection I had indeed been duped. It was actually from an online dating website. In the body of the email were 2 photos of people I recognized, and knew from Salerno....more