Joy of Text: Mating, Dating, and Techno-Relating

Joy of Text: Mating, Dating, and Techno-Relating

by Kristina Grish
     
 

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Finally, the software gods have rescued us from our stalled, confused love lives by giving us so many new ways to meet, connect, and share what we want, feel, and mean. Or have they? Dating has never been simple, but in an age of IMs, text messages, e-mails, and BlackBerry notes, it can be an absolute minefield. How can you accurately judge a guy's potential when

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Finally, the software gods have rescued us from our stalled, confused love lives by giving us so many new ways to meet, connect, and share what we want, feel, and mean. Or have they? Dating has never been simple, but in an age of IMs, text messages, e-mails, and BlackBerry notes, it can be an absolute minefield. How can you accurately judge a guy's potential when all you have to go on is his punctuation? What's the best way to maintain your witty, sassy rapport once you've decided to leave the safety of techno-anonymity and take your relationship off-line? When do you remedy a techno-gaffe or know if it's too early to hit send? And how can you gauge his feelings without seeing his body language or even hearing his voice?

Enough is enough. In The Joy of Text, real-life cyber-Cyrano Kristina Grish establishes hard and fast rules to help modern women navigate their love lives via technology; offers invaluable tips on how to analyze text, timing, and tone; and provides advice on etiquette in an age when the handwritten thank-you note is all but obsolete.

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From the Publisher
"Foxy young relationship pundit Kristina Grish...shrewdly and wittily points the way on alphanumeric dating." — The New York Times

"The Joy of Text...pulses with the fruity, caffeinated glow of the cubicled IM generation." — New York Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416918974
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Kristina Grish is the author of three books, including Simon Spotlight Entertainment's Boy Vey! The Shiksa's Guide to Dating Jewish Men. She's currently a contributing editor to Marie Claire and has written for Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Teen Vogue, Outside, and Vibe, among others. She lives in New York City. Visit Kristina at www.kristinagrish.com.

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