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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

review: dot.com dating by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

“For those of us who want a change from the dating status quo (I, for one, have an 11 p.m. curfew!), there's a more creative way to meet someone, or at least date, ... We are the Internet generation, and at the click of a mouse, we can find just about anything, including that elusive date.” - Amy Fisher

dot.com Dating
authors Les and Leslie Parrott make a strong case for and in defense of online dating. this book is divided into three parts:
  • 6 big myths of online dating
  • 6 ways to know if online dating is for you
  • 5 questions you absolutely must ask before signing up
these major points cover:
  • the benefits of online dating
  • how to choose the right online dating site(s)
  • raising one's love IQ
  • similarities and differences between online dates and real-world or traditional ones and
  • pitfalls to avoid when dating whether online or not
dot.com dating was written for Christians looking for love and marriage in cyberspace. the book contains snippets of what real men and women experienced before , during and after cyberdating. it also includes some statistics and studies.
call me old-school but i really do not believe in finding true love online. however, i find the book informative especially with regard to the idea of employing algorithms that narrow matching preferences and what the authors call "the science of relationship expertise."
i would like to point out again that the book's target audience are Christians of legal age residing in the United States of America. this may be a downside for non-Christians and those living elsewhere. these groups, though, can still learn valuable information and practical suggestions should they decide to turn to their mouse and keyboard in helping them look for their soulmates. 

about the authors:
Les and Leslie
Les Parrott, PhD, is co-founder, with his wife, Leslie, of the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. he is the author of best–selling books such as Shoulda Coulda Woulda, High–Maintenance Relationships, The Control Freak, Love Talk (with Leslie Parrott), 25 Ways to Win with People (with John C. Maxwell), and the award–winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (with Leslie). Dr. Parrott is a sought–after speaker and holds relationship seminars across North America. he has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. he has also appeared on television shows including The View, The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Show. Les lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons. he and Leslie are also co-founders of MyRightSomeone.com - a Christian online dating site. to learn more about Drs. Les and Leslie, go to http://www.realrelationships.com/

*dot.com dating, published by Tyndale House Publishers, is available at Tyndale House Publishers (softcover and ebook), Amazon (Kindle and paperback) and Christianbook.com

my personal rating is:
dot.com Dating contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.

Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a member of the Tyndale Blog Network and i received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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