Online dating authors
We had no idea The Rules would become a bestseller…
we just wanted to help women stop making mistakes and get the men of their dreams—and that’s what we still do now, 20 years later!
The Santa Monica Daily Press called it “a must for this generation of singles, both male and female, who are into cyber-dating" Spira first termed the phrase Social Media Anxiety Disorder in 2012, where she provided five signs of SMAD in an article on Huffington Post, “Do You Suffer from Social Media Anxiety Disorder." Other media outlets continue to cite her on social media anxiety issues including Digital Journal, Elite Daily, and Digital Trends.
story in this week’s issue, “Cat Person,” is both an excruciating bad-date story and, I think, a kind of commentary on how people get to know each other, or don’t, through electronic communication. The story was inspired by a small but nasty encounter I had with a person I met online.
I was shocked by the way this person treated me, and then immediately surprised by my own shock.
Unfortunately, no matter what your heart says, you must hold back a bit for your own good.
Here are Rules to help you be light and breezy in your e-mails: It all sounds good on paper, but you cannot write “soul mate” and think you will get one that way.