The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online

The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online

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by Julie Spira
     
 

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This romantic tell-all memoir spanning over 250 online dates, is filled with heartfelt, witty, and hilarious stories. Julie Spira, a pioneer in the Internet industry, became the first on her block to post an online dating profile. You'll follow her journey as she skillfully navigates the web, hoping to replace what she once thought was the love of her life with a

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This romantic tell-all memoir spanning over 250 online dates, is filled with heartfelt, witty, and hilarious stories. Julie Spira, a pioneer in the Internet industry, became the first on her block to post an online dating profile. You'll follow her journey as she skillfully navigates the web, hoping to replace what she once thought was the love of her life with a new Internet mate.

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Santa Monica Daily Press
In her accounting she lets us share in her dates with The Architect, the Neurologist, and the Plastic Surgeon. In between there was the Art Dealer, the Boy Next Door, The Investment Banker, the Drummer Boy. That is just to name a few.

She also gives us some rules of "Netiquette" we should follow if we are inclined to use the Internet for our dating pool. "We are living in the information at your fingertips mode as the Internet has become part of our daily lives, and we can find out more than we probably want to know."

She therefore advises you don't "Google" your date before the first date. One of her dates did and it was a disaster. She found out more about herself than she knew was out there. Also don't discuss body parts on the first encounter. She had one person she dated who gave her the details of his colonoscopy between the entrée and the dessert. When it comes to your profile there should be a cut off rule of five to 10 years on your age and five to 10 pounds on your weight.

Not all cyber-dates were disasters.

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
Dane Robert Swanson
"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
E. Jean Carroll
"It's like Sex and The City in a Web 2.0 World." --E. Jean Carroll, columnist, "Ask E. Jean" Elle Magazine
Joan Rivers
"Hilariously Funny! Singles of all ages need to read this book." --Joan Rivers, comedienne and bestselling Author
Margeaux Baulch Klein
Author Julie Spira encounters every breed of man in her tell-all memoir, The Perils of Cyber-Dating. Online since 1994, Spira is a self-proclaimed internet dating pioneer, having gone on over 250 blind dates, receiving several marriage proposals and then marrying (and later divorcing) someone she met online. Spira has turned her dating horror stories and romantic journeys – both the good, bad, and, quite literally, ugly – into a witty memoir that every woman will appreciate.
Sherri Langburt
The Perils of Cyber Dating: For the millions of singles searching for love online, author Julie Spira imparts cyber-dating savoir faire, interspersed with her outrageously hilarious virtual experiences. With more than 250 dates under her belt in less than 15 years, Ms. Spira is a matchmaking maven who offers the right tips and pointers to help you get lucky in love online.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600375699
Publisher:
Morgan James Pub
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
829,686
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Julie Spira is an author, entrepreneur, radio show host, and super-successful cyber-dater. Spira served as a top executive at several leading-edge Internet and communications companies; and today, as a cyber-dating expert, she shares her stories to empower singles on the Internet dating scene. She is a gifted mentor and sits on the board of several charitable organizations in Los Angeles. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com.

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KC_Lee More than 1 year ago
I read Ms. Spira's book and really enjoyed it. And believe me, although I am an avid reader I am not a "self-help reader kind of guy (not that I couldn't benefit from such things)." I picked it up because I thought it was going to be a "good yarn", a series of tidbits, vignettes and advice that would be fun. And it was fun, but it was different than what I expected. I thought it was going to have more of a "pollyanna" tone about it but, no - she "put it all out there", the good news and the bad news about internet dating, I must say. It is also somewhat of a commentary about adult dating, in general, "these days". I applaud her optimism, I must say. Through it all she was having fun, albeit punctuated with things that were not easy - misrepresentation, for example, by others. I hope she continue to have success: with this book, her next book, life, love, and in selecting (continuing to select!) cute little dresses! I bet if you read this book you'll pass it along to someone who you think will enjoy it. I'm still smiling about the book as I type this. Lee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 I've ever read. Julie's trials and tribulations of trying to find "the one" are relatable to anyone who has ever tried to find love online. Throughout reading the book, I found myself relating to Julie on a personal level as she shared her experiences of trying to find someone online that could maybe turn into something serious enough to go on an in-person date. As someone who has been on my fair share of dating websites, I felt so connected to Julie, especially when I read about her "Valet Parking Test." I highly recommend this book to anyone using dating sites to find love, those on dating sites who haven't found love, or anyone just looking to laugh at how ridiculous some people are when it comes to online dating. The Perils of Cyber-Dating is definitely worth the read!
BookLoverLAX More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading "The Perils of Cyber-Dating" and could relate to the author's stories as a single woman. I couldn't put the book down, because I enjoyed following her journey to see if she found "the one." I also learned a lot about profile writing and what to expect while dating in a digital world. Brava!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RebelRouser More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I'm just beginning to cyber date, and I know I'll benefit from Julie Spira's experiences. She is brave, and articulate and honorable. A must read!