You've met someone new--someone charming, charismatic and sexy, who has so much in common with you. Oh, sometimes the story doesn't quite add up, and you feel a little rushed, but this person is head over heels in love with you! Calling all the time! Sending texts and emails! Already talking about forever!
Is it love--or predation? Red Flags of Love Fraud - 10 signs you're dating a sociopath, has the answers.
The author is Donna Andersen, who is also author of Lovefraud.com. Andersen coined the term "love fraud," and defines it as "the intentional exploitation of an individual through manipulating emotions in a personal relationship." The people who engage in love fraud, she says, are sociopaths.
No, a sociopath is not always a deranged serial killer--that's media hype. These people are social predators, who live their lives by exploiting others. Three million to 12 million sociopaths live among us in America. Most are not in jail--they roam freely through all segments of society. They like company, and they really like sex, so sociopaths are always on the hunt for a hookup.
This book explains how sociopaths target and pursue romantic relationships, which are inevitably exploitative relationships. The information is based on more than 2,800 cases that Andersen has collected through Lovefraud.com, and on the results of two Internet surveys completed by Lovefraud readers who loved and lived with these human predators.
Red Flags of Love Fraud explains:
- The top 10 signs of sociopathic suitors (Number One: charisma and charm)
- Why anyone is vulnerable--especially powerful women
- How sociopaths use love bombing to seduce their targets
- Why there's no such thing as "just sex"
- Three steps everyone can take to protect themselves from love fraud
For the first time, Red Flags of Love Fraud reveals how sociopaths seduce their targets, what makes people vulnerable, and how to avoid these human predators. It's a must-read book for anyone who is looking for a partner--and anyone who is mystified by the partner they have.