From the Back Cover: Time Magazine, Feb 2, 2004 "Meeting, Mating and Cheating gives an insightful portrait of cyberdating." Meeting, Mating, and Cheating: Sex, Love, and the New World of Online Dating Andrea Orr Reuters "This book is a thoroughly engaging examination of our struggle for sex and romance in the age of technology and computer dating.
Andrea Orr explores and reveals the realities of the way we live and love in today's world." --Jane Juska, author of A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance Virtually overnight, online dating has gone from a fringe phenomenon to a popular and mainstream way to meet, worldwide.
Orr's discussion of the Internet dating industry, and wide-ranging examples of people who are using new technologies in the most intimate area of their lives, reveals important aspects of technology-mediated relationships.
In-depth exploration of this phenomenon in other cultures, especially among Muslims, adds an important global dimension to the book.
This book is a 'must read' for anyone interested in Internet technology. Smith teaches anthropology and business at The Ohio State University Meeting, Mating, and Cheating is the complete chronicle of the online dating revolution that's transforming mating worldwide.
This book reveals Internet dating at its most intimate, following people who are struggling to find soul mates in a sea of singles.
It takes you behind the scenes of the world's largest subscription dating service, illuminating the business of Internet dating.
It exposes the hidden underside of Internet dating: the lying and "general weirdness" that are still just a click away, and the massive use of the Web to facilitate cheating.
It tours the world, showing how Internet dating is connecting people from Belfast to Beijing.
Finally, it previews the future of online dating -- the wireless dating services and next-generation technologies that may transform human meeting and mating yet again.
Wireless dating, high-tech psychological profiling and beyond The new romance revolution: inside the worldwide phenomenon of online dating.
"Meeting, Mating, and Cheating carefully chronicles the fascinating history of online dating services and exposes the ethics, economics, and efficacy of matchmaking for every conceivable taste.
Andrea Orr personalizes the quest for a partner with compelling individual narratives." --Shirley P. D., ABPP, author of NOT "Just Friends": Protect Your Relationship from Infidelity, and Heal the Trauma of Betrayal "Meeting, Mating, and Cheating provides insight into a facet of the Internet phenomenon that is both fascinating and alarming.