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In 2009, Julie Spira wrote The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online to help singles find love. Now the revised Kindle and audiobook version will include a happily-ever-after ending, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Julie Spira is a digital matchmaker and CEO of Cyber-Dating Expert®. She knows the ins and outs of love, but when she wrote The Perils of Cyber-Dating, she never could’ve predicted how her own story would end.
A pioneer in a brand-new form of dating, Spira navigated online dating before major dating sites became widespread. In 2009, she penned a memoir reflecting on the ups and downs of over 250 online dates over the course of 15 years. Drawing from her experiences, she offers advice and “netiquette” for online daters.
With a fun and uplifting tone, Spira shares hilarious anecdotes and valuable lessons about cyber-dating. She opens her heart to her readers and details her search for love after ending a 7-year relationship with the man she considered the love of her life.
At the time, she thought this man was written out of her story, but when an unexpected turn of events brought him back into her life, Spira finally got the happy ending she felt her book was missing.
Beginning a new chapter in her life, Spira has re-released her book to include that heartfelt conclusion. In the new edition of The Perils of Cyber-Dating, Spira adds an epilogue written jointly with her love.
This book brought healing to her and hope to him, and now they complete the story together, giving inspiration and guidance to singles through their tale of rekindled love.
Spira has also recorded an audiobook version so her readership can hear how the romance unfolded, which brings an even more personal touch to her story.
When she’s talking about the love of her life, you can hear the warmth in her voice; her tone becomes filled with excitement as she recounts the way she reconnected with the one-who-got-away. In every word, Spira’s passion for romance shines through.
Written or spoken, the new edition of The Perils of Cyber-Dating is truly a remarkable narrative about the ability of love to overcome time, distance, and past mistakes.
Julie Spira is getting to live out a great love story, the kind you read about but don’t ever dream could happen to you — until it does.
Her old flame found himself newly single and looking for love in a familiar place. He picked up a copy of the dating advice book written by his ex and was transfixed. So much of it was about him, describing their bygone romance. It had been 16 years since their relationship had ended, and so he never dreamed he would still mean so much to her.
Soon after Valentine’s Day, he got in contact. When Spira’s long-lost love came back into her life with a bouquet of roses, she was as surprised as he was to find old feelings stirring as the memories came rushing back. It turns out what seemed like an ending at the time was merely a pause in the story. Sixteen years later, their love affair had new life — and Spira discovered it’s never too late for second chances, a lesson she now passes on to readers.
Living proof that true love is unforgettable, Julie Spira hopes her story will inspire other hopeful romantics to find their own happily-ever-after. Take another look at The Perils of Cyber-Dating. You never know what could happen.