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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (February 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600375693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600375699
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,393,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Hilariously Funny! Singles of all ages need to read this book." --Joan Rivers, comedienne and bestselling Author

"It's like Sex and The City in a Web 2.0 World." --E. Jean Carroll, columnist, "Ask E. Jean" Elle Magazine

"This book is a must for this generation of singles, both male and female, who are into cyber-dating. It is possible to find someone if you know the rules."-- Dane Robert Swanson, Santa Monica Daily Press

"Anyone who has ever tried online dating will relate to Julie Spira's stories and not feel alone. The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles everywhere with an email address that they can successfully meet someone online." --Dr. Pat Allen, bestselling author, Getting to 'I Do'

"I've seen too many women put in jeopardy by unscrupulous Internet dating contacts. That's why this book is your must-have navigation guide to help you safely travel through the perilous landscape of cyber-dating. Plus, Spira's personal stories are a hoot and a half!" --Diane Dimond, journalist and bestselling author

Book Description

"Julie Spira tells a compelling story, shares intimate moments, and transforms her experience into means of larger good." - Veronica De Laurentiis, best-selling author, "Riviglio La Mia Vita."

More About the Author

Julie Spira has lived more than nine lives. She is a best-selling author, online dating expert and advice columnist, social media strategist and branding expert, media personality, netiquette expert, and all around serial-entrepreneur.

Julie was an early adopter of the Internet and has served as an executive for several Internet and communications companies. Today she empowers singles on the dating scene and teaches the Rules of Netiquette on the use of proper digital manners in emails and on social networking sites. Follow Julie on Twitter @JulieSpira.

Julie's dream as a child was to be a radio DJ. She started her career as the first female radio announcer at WAAL-FM in Binghamton, NY and went on to become the youngest executive at RKO Radio Networks, the country's first digitally delivered satellite radio network.

Julie writes about the marriage of love and technology on Huffington Post and is a well sought out guest in the media. Her expert dating advice has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNET, FOX, Smart Money, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Cosmo Radio, Crain's New York Business, E! Entertainment, Glamour.com, Redbook, Woman's Day, Men's Health, Psychology Today, Cyberguy, eHarmony, Match.com, JDate, Your Tango, and Zoosk. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com, for dating advice and to share your online dating stories and NetiquetteExpert.com for advice on Internet etiquette.

Customer Reviews

Julie Spira dishes it all as a hopeful romantic looking for love online.
Tamsen Fadal
Julie Spira wrote an entertaining and honest book about the highs and lows of her cyberdating experiences.
Vakinderegg
This book is a must read for anyone who has, is or is contemplating internet dating.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By LT in L.A. on March 1, 2010
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Ms. Spira's book is a MUST READ FOR ONLINE DATERS. There are various books out there about online dating. Some of them are very mechanical, others purely anectdotal. This book seems to have the best of both. The Perils of Cyber-Dating does a great job of not only discussing how to navigate the online dating world, but also shares the joy and heartaches that people will experience in dating in general.

The author is extremely brave: her candor is so "out there" that you can't help but feel vicariously her ups and downs as she sifts through the myraid of dating profiles. These personal stories and episodes really "tell it like it is" for those of us who are trying to find love in an Internet world.

As a guy, I came away with lots of insights about how to write a profile that will attract more responses from women. I also learned about what kind of things you don't want to put into a profile. In addition, I found the book to be very helpful with guidance on handling the first 2-3 dates with someone who you meet online.

Indeed, the book discussed a great deal about dating etiquette in the 21st Century. In some ways, this books shows that many of rules or "best practices" about dating have not changed. On the other hand, the book also spells out the "new kinds of behavior" that are acceptable, and well as inappropriate conduct, in today's high tech world.

I found the book to be well written. It is well paced: there are just enough relevant details to keep you turning the pages. Moreover, she does an excellent job of laying out the theme or message of a particular chapter or episode within a chapter, by selecting the appropriate amount of detail. Unlike other "tell all" books, Ms.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Victor De Castro on September 16, 2009
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Julie Spira has really done it with this book -- a virtual primer on internet dating, using her experiences as a guidebook for either the uninitated or frustrated. Describing herself as a "hopeful romantic" Spira addresses the topic with both the sophistication of a veteran of the cyber dating scene along with this charming naivete of hers that someday, someway she'll find that special someone through the internet. The book runs a gamut of emotions -- from romance, disappointment, excitement and, of course, humor. Great job, Julie!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Natasha Burton, author of "101 Quizzes for Couples" on July 29, 2011
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Julie Spira is one of the most charismatic, sassy and smart women I know. I'm a big fan of her website and recently bought her book to read on my Kindle. Her voice is so honest and her anecdotes are both funny and cringe-worthy, a perfect combination for a book about dating. I highly recommend this book for all of my single friends.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Right on July 19, 2011
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Congratulations, Julie, on writing a terrific book about internet dating. Reading about author Julie Spira's life as a hopeful romantic on the internet is great fun and a real eye-opener. In her memoir, she shares both her success stories and her heartbreaks as she seeks Mr. Right in cyberspace. Aside from a presenting a series of personal tales, Julie also shows she uses technology to improve the odds in the new realities of dating in the 21st century. As just one example, she shows to spot red flags in online dating profiles by providing side-by-side definitions that compare "What They Say" with "What They Mean." Because of Julie's positive attitude, anyone shy about internet dating will be ready to take the plunge.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Viktoria on August 22, 2009
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I hate to spoil the fun, but this was one of the worst books I've read in a long time; and I'd sure expected it to be nothing short of awesome based on the previous reviews.
The book is all over the place. There's absolutely no flow to it, no consistency - some chapters are very short recollections of a few first dates gone bad, others sound like an advice column (with little to no valuable information to anyone who knows anything about human nature,) yet others consist of some out-of-place reminiscing over a past love interest.
Proof reading has been invented for a reason. I hate to sound like a spelling-Nazi, but this book is full of mistakes: spelling, punctuation and tenses are used incorrectly way too many times.
The book offers little to no literary value, it's short, absolutely NOT funny, and even depressing (it seems that even though the author describes herself as smart, witty and attractive, any man she has ever been truly interested in completely fooled her; it's actually quite embarrassing.)
It wasn't worth the two hours it took me to finish it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By NicoleL on March 7, 2012
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This book has made a great change in my dating life. It has taught me the amazing adventure that dating can be with it's up's and down's. Although I was previously skeptical about the world of dating in general, weather it be online or not, I found this book to be a great guidance in helping me find a place to start and now with much success! Thank you to an awe-inspiring author for giving me the belief I needed to make the right moves.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tamsen Fadal on August 24, 2009
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This is a must read! As a relationship expert, we love to recommend Julie's online dating advice to our clients! So, if you are looking for love online? The Perils Of Cyber Dating Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking For Love Online, is just the book you need to take from the city to the beach this summer!

Julie Spira dishes it all as a hopeful romantic looking for love online. From her fabulous Rules of "Netiquette" that map out what men and women say vs. what the actually mean, to one hilarious story after another, she has mastered it all in a few clicks of her keyboard. This tell-all memoir spans over 250 dates in almost 15 years online. Way to go Julie!!!
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