Book Review, The Perils of Cyber Dating
By Julie Spira
By DateDaily Staff
Online dating has become the norm for many people seeking a soul mate. With full-time jobs and the like, it’s hard to devote every weekend to finding the perfect person. That’s why Julie Spira wrote The Perils of Cyber Dating.
The book is so interesting you’ll probably read The Perils of Cyber-Dating in one day. From the second I picked it up, I knew it was going to be an interesting read. I was sucked in right away – Julie Spira has a way of describing her experiences that makes the reader feel like they were there with her, experiencing her feelings. You’ll laugh at times and open your mouth in amazement at others.
Although Julie Spira offers up a real-life guide to help others who want to get their feet wet in online dating via stories that might send others running in the other direction, her objective is to help readers hone their skills on the World Wide Web and come out unscathed.
Having experienced over 250 dates in almost 15 years, some marriage proposals and a divorce to boot, Julie Spira takes readers on her journey, which started in the mid ‘90s.
From The Investment Banker to the Plastic Surgeon, Julie Spira allows us to be that fly on the wall as she vividly describes her dating experiences. But that
is not all Julie Spira does; she also provides us with her “Rules of Netiquette.”
Some of the Netiquette rules include:
The Google Rule – Don’t tell your date that you did a Google search before the first date – She was Googled by a date and learned more about herself than she even knew.
The Body Parts Rule - Don’t discuss body parts – one date went into great detail about a colonoscopy that he had while they were eating lunch.
So if you’re a single looking for love online without much success, use Julie Spira’s The Perils of Cyber Dating as your guide to get over some of your worst dates and to look at online dating as an adventure, rather than yet another chore.
Highly recommended for both men and women.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - MAR. 11, 2009
With the advent of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and the myriad Internet dating sites, it’s a wonder the laws of attraction aren’t written in HTML. Julie Spira’s new book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online is a hilarious and heartfelt memoir of a woman’s romantic journey in cyberspace – and the perfect guide for those who are digitally dateless.
Spira’s tale begins in 1994, when she becomes the first on her block to put up an online dating profile. As a single woman living a glamorous life on the west side of Los Angeles, the author’s ‘Sex in the City’-like escapades keep her Inbox full as she tries to replace the man she thought was “the one” with an Internet mate. A hopeful romantic, Spira keeps her head up even after an Internet match that leads to a painful divorce.
In an effort to speed up readers’ searches for their own perfect matches, The Perils of Cyber-Dating combines Spira’s candid narrative with valuable online dating tips. Her ‘Rules of Netiquette’ provide guidance on the basics of cyber-dating, including tips for creating appropriately revealing profiles and definitions for the descriptions found on the profiles of potential suitors. She also discusses how technology has shifted the playing field of the dating game, reassuring readers that all it takes to get started is an email address.
Comedienne and best-selling author Joan Rivers calls The Perils of Cyber-Dating “Hilariously Funny!” She adds, “Singles of All ages should read this book.” Celebrity photographer and author of Glamour Girls Patrick McMullan calls Spira “A very glam gal.” Dr. Pat Allen, author of the best-seller Getting to “I Do” says “The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles everywhere with an email address that they can successfully meet someone online.”
Matchmaker, Julie Ferman of Cupid’s Coach calls the book “A wonderful companion for singles looking for love online.” She adds, “Online dating memberships should come with a handbook and many doses of humor. Julie Spira provides both.”
An entrepreneur and Internet industry pioneer, Julie Spira has been on more than 250 cyber-dates. She holds a bachelor’s degree in television and radio from Ithaca College. This is her first book.
About Morgan James Publishing
Morgan James has revolutionized book publishing – from the author’s standpoint. Their Entrepreneurial PublishingTM model enriches authors as well as the company. Morgan James Publishing was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for 2006 for their leading creative thinking, significant accomplishments and stands to have a significant impact on the industry for the next 10 years. For additional information, visit http://www.MorganJamesPublishing.com
All of us at CyberDatingExpert.com are jumping for joy! We are one month away from the official book launch of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.(Morgan James Publishing)
Praises and rave reviews are coming in for the book which will be out during Valentine’s week and we are counting down the days.
The book is a romantic tell-all memoir filled with hilarious, witty, and heartfelt stories spanning over 250 dates in almost 15 years online. As a pioneer in the Internet industry, I became the first on my block to put up an online profile. You will follow my journey as I skillfully navigate the web to replace what I thought was the love of my life and had to start all over again. Ever the “hopeful romantic” I will provide details on how to steer clear of “Mr. Wrong” and how to find “Mr. Right” and perhaps live happily ever after.
There will be many appearances on radio and television as well as book signings during the month of February, and the days are filling up fast. To stay up to date on the book launch and read great tips on food, fashion, and dating from a super-successful cyber-dater who has already received several marriage proposals while looking for love online, sign up for the mailing list and your FREE REPORT on the rules of “netiquette” from the upcoming book at CyberDatingExpert.com. To book an interview, contact us at email@example.com
10% of the author’s net proceeds will benefit Step Up Women’s Network.
About Step Up Women’s Network
Step Up Women’s Network is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Through teen empowerment programs for underserved girls, women’s health education and advocacy, professional mentorship and social networking opportunities, Step Up educates and activates their members to ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to create a better future. www.suwn.org.
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NEW YORK — DEC. 22, 2008
An early adopter of the Internet in the Web 1.0 world, with nearly 15 years of online dating experience, Julie Spira seeks to empower singles everywhere to try Internet dating with her new book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.
Recently signed to Morgan James Publishing, a New York publisher, Spira’s tell-all cyber-dating memoir is set to be released in February 2009. Entertaining as well as informative, The Perils of Cyber-Dating™ delves into the newest technologies of the Internet dating scene including text messaging, the BlackBerry, MySpace, Facebook and more. From setting up an online profile to the best practices for responding to an online personal ad, Spira provides an exclusive look into the world of online dating based on her personal experience from more than 250 dates.
Author, entrepreneur and cyber-dating expert, Spira was involved with several Internet startups in the 1990s. The first on her block to put up an online dating profile in the early days of Internet dating, Spira continues to embrace the newest social networking advancements in the world of Web 2.0. For more information, including Spira’s “Rules of Netiquette” for successful cyber-dating, visit her Web site at www.cyberdatingexpert.com.
About Morgan James Publishing
Morgan James has revolutionized book publishing — from the author’s standpoint. Their Entrepreneurial Publishing™ model enriches authors as well as the company. Morgan James Publishing was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for 2006 for their leading creative thinking, significant accomplishments and stands to have a significant impact on the industry for the next 10 years. For additional information, visit http://www.MorganJamesPublishing.com.
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