Orr's book also tours the world, showing how Internet dating is connecting people from Belfast to Beijing.
You'll watch online dating morph to serve the needs of Mormons and Muslims, elderly widows and Asian wireless users.
Orr uncovers the real Internet dating revolution, in all its many forms.
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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.
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 ABOUT REUTERS Reuters ( the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. 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. Orr takes a look at life beyond the laptop to the next dating revolutions--Wireless dating, high-tech psychological profiling and beyond. Experience it all: meet the unlikely entrepreneurs who've built hugely successful dating companies... "This book is a thoroughly engaging examination of our struggle for sex and romance in the age of technology and computer dating.