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VGL Male Seeks Same [NOOK Book]

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Poor Ethan Schwartz. It seems like he will never find that special someone. At age 42, he's still alone, his bed still empty, and his 42-inch HDTV overworked. He's tried the bars and other places where gay men are supposed to find one another, but for Ethan, it never works out. He wonders if it ever will. Should he get a cat? But all of that is about to change. At work, Ethan hears about a website that promises to deliver more than just the tawdry hook-ups associated with so many other sites. Ethan wants romance,...
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VGL Male Seeks Same

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Overview

Poor Ethan Schwartz. It seems like he will never find that special someone. At age 42, he's still alone, his bed still empty, and his 42-inch HDTV overworked. He's tried the bars and other places where gay men are supposed to find one another, but for Ethan, it never works out. He wonders if it ever will. Should he get a cat? But all of that is about to change. At work, Ethan hears about a website that promises to deliver more than just the tawdry hook-ups associated with so many other sites. Ethan wants romance, and although he's always been a little shy about the whole cyber-dating scene, he figures he has nothing to lose. Well, maybe he does have something to lose: his self-esteem. After he posts his profile, he gets zero responses. But Ethan realizes one thing about the cyberworld that isn't true in the real one: Online, Ethan can be anyone he wants to be. And a new persona is born. The new Ethan is handsome (with someone else's pic) and the sudden recipient of dozens of online come-ons. What Ethan doesn't count on, however, is finding--among the propositions and the flattery--his one true love. Not just a gorgeous man, but one who suits him in almost every way. How does Ethan turn his budding cyber love into a real one? And can he hang on to his mystery suitor without turning him off with his deception? NOTE: Don't miss the sequel, NEG UB2! Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Romantic Comedy / BDSM (Light) / Series
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000172353
  • Publisher: Amber Quill Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 400,099
  • File size: 179 KB

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Ethan clicked his mouse to get past the home page screen and onto the registration page. He stared at the orderly rows of boxes waiting to be filled in and wondered aloud, "So you're really going to do this?" With trepidation, he gazed down at the little box that implored users to upload a recent photo, with its easy "browse" button to facilitate choosing just which photographic image would "pull" the best. Ethan supposed a photo of him taken fifteen years ago in Cozumel would pull the best, but abhorred such deceit, even though he had heard many men used older pictures of themselves to attract and seduce online. Dishonesty and integrity aside, what did these unfortunate souls do when the moment of truth arrived and the object of their affection opened the door to them?

For years, Ethan had observed the hoopla surrounding the Internet and its supposed ease of getting people together for sex, romance, half price books, and even cut-rate psychotherapy, but never thought he would traverse its well-traveled highways to meet a man. Somehow, it all seemed too cheap and easy, almost tawdry. Ethan wanted to meet a man through a mutual friend, at a dinner party perhaps, where the assembled group (all attractive upwardly mobile professionals and artists) were enjoying paella and whimsical cocktails like sidecars or Tom Collins. Their eyes would meet over the olive tapenade and they would exchange phone numbers while waiting for the host to bring them their coats. Or, even better, they would meet in a bookstore (no, not that kind!) where they would both be reaching for a copy of the latest David Sedaris at the exact same moment and then would laugh and insist that the other take theshelf copy first. Or maybe he would discover his intended as he rode alone on Lake Michigan's bike trail and his future beloved would help him when he got a flat tire. It was a story they would tell their grandchildren.

"Yeah, right." Ethan blew out a big sigh and hit the TAB key to take him to the first box needing to be filled in. "That's not the way it happens these days. These days, guys meet online. Period. Jane Austen would be appalled."

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