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The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online Paperback – February 13, 2009
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"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
More About the Author
Julie was an early adopter of the Internet and was a pioneer of online dating. She's been helping singles find love online for over 20 years and ranks as the most influential person in the categories of "dating" and "online dating" in social media. She has served as an executive for several Internet and communications companies and today she empowers singles on the dating scene. Follow Julie on Twitter and Instagram @JulieSpira.
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 in over 650 news stories including 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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
The books reads like a very interesting conversation with Julie. You learn about her failed dates (the man who talked about his colonoscopy) and those who swept her off her feet. You also learn about the perils of having your personal information available to anyone who wants to find out about your past.
It is no wonder Julie makes regular appearances on online dating on Network and Local TV and Radio stations, as well as You Tube!
It's simply the best book written so far about online dating.
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!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is an excellent accounting of insights told from the perspective of one who has well-traveled the roads (rocky and otherwise) of all kinds of dating experiences. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jeff Davis
The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, by Julie Spira, is one of the most truthful and hilarious books about searching for love that... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
After my recent divorce, I decided to give this book a read. I am very glad I picked it up. It gave me a glimpse into the wide world of Cyberdating. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Bookworm
Julie really has written a wonderful book on the world of cyber-dating!! Out of all the media experts out there she really gets it!! Her experiences really hit home with me... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chi Mike
I started reading The Perils of Cyber-Dating after a recent breakup hoping to get some insight into online dating. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shallman
This book was exactly want I was looking for: a book about on-line dating from a woman's perspective. Read morePublished 12 months ago by K Selby
When I decided to write a book about my own online dating experiences (http://amzn.to/1lsq2Yz), I considered who I'd want to write its foreword and Julie Spira was the obvious... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mark C. Miller
I met my wife online. BUT, not before going through horrors beyond belief that WOULD HAVE BEEN AVERTED had I had Julie's AWESOME book. She knows this stuff. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bruce J. Sallan
After 17 years of marriage, I found myself a member of several online dating sites with the hope of finding someone compatible to date. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeffrey Bernstein