FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet

On February 14th, I received a fantastic Valentine’s Day present. The launch of my first book: FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet.

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 and online personal ads. And in shifting priorities in life over the past decade, with less emphasis on careers and corporate ladder climbing, and more focus on living more enriched, fulfilling lives, seeking out companionship and/or developing meaningful relationships. The basic human need to feel love, or gratuitous sex you don’t have to pay for, suddenly became more important than the need for obsessively monitoring the stock portfolio, that new Rolex or pair of Manolos.

The Internet is truly one of the greatest innovations of the twentieth century and it has completely changed the way we live, work, communicate and interact with others. More and more people are using it all the time to meet others, make new friends, find love and/or otherwise hook up in today’s increasingly high-tech, wired world.

While free personals were, and are still, considered to be the wild west of online dating, (whereas commercial dating sites offer a safer environment with professionally designed user interfaces, extensive personality profiles, photos, detailed descriptions, and the ability to seek out others using very specific parameters, and additional safety through the use of anonymous emails… but not for free) free online personals have become incredibly popular.

FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet documents this increasingly popular trend and presents a collection of actual online personal ads as they appeared and the stories behind them – over five years in the making, all told in the posters’ own words, ranging from quite mild to very wild. It’s about taking the concept of old-school personal ads – once shunned and eventually seen as an accepted way of meeting people – to the next level.

FREE LOVE salutes those glass-is-half-full adventurous types who are brave enough to shun convention, embrace technology, risk rejection, and use alternative, sometimes frowned upon methods of meeting people to help them 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’re one of them…

FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet is available for purchase in e-book format for Amazon’s Kindle Wireless Reading Device here.

Additional e-book formats and a print version of the book are coming soon – stay tuned!

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