Greg Holden is the owner of Stylus Media, which creates Web pages for other small businesses.Greg has written extensively about the Internet and the social implications of technology. Any new terms being defined are in italics; action-related items are in bold in the text to help you locate instructions as you are reading.
The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Online Dating will help you acquire the skills to attract a future mate based on personality, values and interests using e-mail, chat and the Web.
From a site-by-site comparison of features and costs to exercises that will help you assess what kind of person you are looking for, you will learn how to begin dating online.
After you have used the content covered in this book, you might want to use other books published by Que, such as Easy Internet, Fourth Edition by Joe Kraynak.
You will get tips on how to maintain your privacy, change your profile, get support, and deal with dates that don't turn out as well as you hoped.
Note - A note is designed to provide information that is generally useful but not necessarily essential for what you're doing at the moment.
You will find cautions, tips, and notes scattered throughout this book.
Instead, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Online Dating gives them the tools they need to attract future mates by using e-mail, chat, and the Web.
Readers learn how to build an online profile, establish a personal connection through exchanging chat messages, and fill out forms that attract as well as inform.
You will learn about the differences and how to join without overpaying.
Part II, "Working with a Dating Service," introduces you to the most common way to look for love onlineregistering with a dating service. Some fit your personality and goals better than others.
Part VI, "Coping with Ups and Downs," tells you how to stay sane while putting yourself online.