I Can't Believe I'm Buying This Book: A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating
||Author: Evan Marc Katz|
List Price: $14.95
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Publisher: Ten Speed Press (March, 2004)
Sales Rank: 4,783
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Evan Katz just gets it. I am a 32 year old dating veteran from nyc. Done the scene and seen it ALL. Was never bitter towards men, just wasn't meeting anyone with staying power. I am also a Jewish girl notorious for dating consummate wasps and found that the religious disparity was getting problematic with time. Enter Evan Katz.
I consulted with him at eCyrano back in December and he helped me write my profile for Jdate. Bless this guy and bless his book! He knows what he's talking about. As a working model and personal trainer in New York I never thought that I would need a vehicle like the internet to meet men. I never would have even considered jdate had it not been for his advice. This book is a very useful tool for anyone considering internet dating. Evan's impeccable attention to detail coupled with his guileless humor are so on point it makes for fast and easy reading. I have recommended it to everyone from my single clients to my father and of course all my beautiful and hip girls who had the same frustrations as me. Trust me. It works. I have been seriously dating a very promising and compelling man that I met on jdate for almost two months now. It's going quite, quite well. Finally...staying power.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Cheers for Evan Katz from Someone Who Knows
I'm a CyberRomance Coach, so I try to keep up with the books that are coming out about Internet Dating. I had four come in the mail from Amazon this week. I was not very optimistic about the quality of the four, since most of what is getting printed is pretty bad - very thin on the information department, usually just a rehash of what has already been printed, and poorly written as well.
Imagine my surprise and delight at Evan Marc Katz's "I Can't Believe I'm Buying This Book: A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating"! My pencil was flying as I underlined Katz's unique points on page after page. I found new stuff in every chapter.
This guy knows what he is talking about. Katz used to be the customer consultant at AmericanSingles and JDate. And it sounds as if he has been at times certifiable as an Internet Dating Junkie. He knows the big dating sites and he knows about profiles - Wow! Does he know profiles! Katz gives the best profile advice I have seen, short of what I do myself. Plus he's funny and writes reasonably well.
Katz has a couple of weak spots - he's young (the cover says he's 31) and while he has been an energetic Online dater, he has yet to meet the love of his life, online or otherwise - though he did fall in love for the first time. He really hasn't got much to add for the over 50 crowd, a huge segment of CyberDaters, other than the good advice he gives for your online presentation and for dating in general. Katz's book is clearly "A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating" - it's about dating, not necessarily about finding the love of your life. He's great at that, the hands down expert, as far as I am concerned. Katz's answer to everyone's question "Does Internet dating work?" is a clear and unqualified "Yes!" But if you want assurance that you will find the love of your life via the Internet, you will not find it here.
Katz also asserts that he founded the first online dating consulting service E-Cyrano in 2003. He and I need to talk, since I have been online as a CyberRomance coach since 2002. But let's not split hairs - Katz has written a GREAT Internet dating book, and it's going to the top of my Amazon Listmania recommendations. Congratulations, Evan!
And I am not even going to tell you the names of those other books.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great book for internet romeos...
This book is a Godsend. I had been online dating the past year or so and though I've met a few people, I haven't been able click with that special someone. Then I read about this book in Time magazine and decided to give it a try. What I got was a highly informative and knowledgeable book written in a wry, humorous style that actually got me excited about the whole online dating experience again. You actually get the impression that Katz has been in the trenches before and knows exactly what he is talking about. Some of his sections are so hilarious that I had to stop because I was laughing so hard while nodding my head in total agreement. By taking some of Katz's suggestions to heart, I've managed to attract some pretty interesting women. For instance, by creating a noticeable headline, a detailed profile, and adding a couple of pictures that show all sides of your personality, my responses have doubled than what it was before. This book is a must-have for beginners and more experienced online daters.
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