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

by Julie Spira

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600375699
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Pages: 163
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

About 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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The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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
thehistorychic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do not know where to begin on why this book was so bad. I will start with the fact that even though she states she is a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love all the way through the book she mention her size 0 shopping sprees, her brand names, types of cars, professions of dates, swanky upscale "meet" places. So I am not so sure that she was looking for love though she did have some pretty horrific "dating" stories. Of course, the fault was never hers and the guys were alway...more I do not know where to begin on why this book was so bad. I will start with the fact that even though she states she is a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love all the way through the book she mention her size 0 shopping sprees, her brand names, types of cars, professions of dates, swanky upscale "meet" places. So I am not so sure that she was looking for love though she did have some pretty horrific "dating" stories. Of course, the fault was never hers and the guys were always the one to do wrong. I quickly threw out the self-help part as I felt the author really had nothing in common with the average person looking for love online. Plus with rules like you can lie about your age by 5 to 10 years and your body weight by 5 to 10 lbs but be upset if the guy does it was a little far fetching. So I then just read it from an entertainment point of view but she was neither funny nor engaging. I would say read this book if you are in the 2% of the dating women that she might be talking to----other wise skip it.
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!
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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!