FREE LOVE -- True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet by Thomas Kelleher

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Nearly 40 million singles in America share a personal little secret. They're using the Internet to look for true love and/or lust online, but aren’t necessarily admitting it.

The truth is that online dating has grown immensely popular over the past decade, due, in part, to continuing advances of the Internet and the proliferation of dating sites. Yet, for many people online dating carries the same stigma that used to be associated with printed personal ads in newspapers: that you must be some kind of desperate loser to have to resort to placing a classified ad in order to get a date.

But despite their shortcomings and somewhat risky nature, personal ads actually worked. It wasn’t long before these classified ads migrated online, and soon gave rise to more structured "socially acceptable" commercial dating sites. Many of these have become profitable by charging fees for identifying candidates who match personal profiles and preferences, and offering the promise of fewer frightening surprises and disastrous first dates and an express lane to Mr. or Ms. Right.

But shouldn’t love be free? A lot of people seem to think so. Many continue to shun the paid sites and opt instead for the “Wild West” approach to online dating – free personals.

FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet documents this increasingly popular trend and presents a collection of actual online ad postings as they originally appeared and the stories behind them – all told in the posters’ own words, triumphs, disasters, warts and all. These stories take you into the mental and actual bedrooms of a diverse range of people, with a variety of backgrounds, personal needs, wants and desires, sexual orientations, preferences and lifestyle choices.

If you’ve ever considered placing or responding to a personal ad, or just starting out, this is the place to start. Experience is the best teacher, and thanks to the candid revelations of the people in this book, you can learn a great deal from their experiences without having to incur a single indignity of your own.

FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet is a must-read for anyone who is currently, or seriously considering, using free online personal ads to find the like-minded man, woman, couple or DOM of their dreams. Or at the very least, someone warm to curl up with for the night. Perhaps you, or someone you know, are one of them? Draw your own conclusions and decide for yourself if online dating is right for you. As you’ll see in these fascinating personal accounts, online dating is very much like playing the lottery. And you just might hit the jackpot.

About Thomas Kelleher

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Published February 14, 2010 by East Bay Press. 376 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Computers & Technology, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Free Love (True Stories of Love And Lust On The Internet) by Thomas Kelleher is an honest and candid selection of anonymous stories about online dating experiences.

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This is a book for those who are afraid that the Internet removes the personality from the person, as it shows that people will always be people;

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