One in five relationships starts on an online dating site, but little straightforward guidance exists for users. Enter digital dating whisperer Laurie Davis . . .
In a world where we communicate as much via texts as we do through body language, this book empowers readers to log on and double click for love, taking them through the journey all online daters face—from choosing the right site, creating a profile, and navigating dates, to logging off with their perfect match.
Love @ First Click is every online dater’s guide to exploring the web with no-fail techniques. For example, uploading the right photos can attract someone who might otherwise pass you over. Setting a time limit on the first meet-up can leave your date excited to see you again. And the phrasing in your date’s thank-you text after dinner can uncover how your click mate really feels about you.
Whether you’re a digital dating vet or virgin, this is the ultimate guide to online dating that will take your online crush to offline love.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (January 8, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451687036
- ISBN-13: 978-1451687033
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
No one knows this topic better, period.
All It Takes Is ONE
- One hour – one hour of reading this book was all it took for me to get off the couch and back into the online dating world. Laurie swiftly debunks the myths and provides exactly the right practical insight, with a healthy dose of positive thinking, to inspire me to get back on the horse.
- One profile – Laurie does a great job of breaking down the features, pros, and cons of many of the major sites, so it was easy to determine where I fit best. I’m way too busy to waste time, like most people these days, so her guidance was incredibly helpful. Also, her tips on how to write the perfect profile really made me feel confident with the one I put out there.
- One week – Perhaps I’m an exception, but one week on the site was all it took to feel I’d earned back the 6 month membership fee to the site I had chosen. Laurie’s sound advice and insights on what to look for, how to craft a profile, and how to communicate better on the site were invaluable — I found a fantastic few matches already, and have even have a repeat (3 weeks later, we’re going on our 5th date this week!)
- One book – I referred back to the book several times throughout the process of getting started and keeping my online dating “game” en pointe — Laurie knows her stuff!
An update: Exactly one month after the first date, my click match and I are exclusive
If online dating is a jungle then Laurie Davis is the perfect guide for your safari.
While there are many things to praise about both Laurie’s insight and her advice I think the thing that struck me most was the amount of actionable, real world advice she gives to online daters. After finishing Love at First Click you’ll not only have a new enthusiasm for the spirit of meeting people online you’ll also have a strong list of actionable items to make sure that your online experiences are fun, safe and exciting. It’s like reading Old Man and the Sea if Ernest Hemingway taught you EXACTLY how to catch a giant fish.
In short, an informative and wise book written by a fun and exciting author that is a must for anyone interested in getting Cupid to his the “Reply” button.
Great insight on how to present yourself online
A must-read for all online daters, whether you’re new to the scene or not
When I’m in dating mode, I turn to my computer. And then I obsess over what to write, what photos to post, how witty I should try to be, how quickly I should respond, how…, what…, why…, when…… It’s maddening!
I got my review copy of “Love At First Click” in December when I was just considering dipping my toes back into the dating pool, so the timing was perfect. And her advice is absolutely stellar. From choosing your best picture (did you know that you should wear red?), to why your first meeting is not a date, to how vulnerable you should be so you’re open without causing your match to run for the hills, to how to compose the perfect introductory email, she’s got it all. She even includes a successful real-life email exchange to show how it’s done.
But that’s just the beginning – she also helps you to make the transition from online to offline with grace, which is often one of the most daunting parts of the process. And so much more.
The tone of the book is lighthearted – appropriate for a best-friend-shares-her-secrets book like this. And I trust Laurie because her own online dating story began way back during the time of online bulletin boards, and she met her fiance through Twitter!
New to online dating? Get this book and make it your bible. An experienced online dater? Get this book and make it your reference guide. Seriously, there’s that much good stuff in it!
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Atria Books for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
It’s a chick-lit book.
However, there are too many references to stilettos and specific gadgets. The easy, breezy, cool girl about the city voice didn’t resonate with me, and product placement mentions are off putting. I realize that this is part of trying to convey a certain vibe, but I just found it irritating.
Still, it’s worth a read. Unlike “The Rules” (and related books) the author does not focus of you changing your whole look to attract “The One”, or being disingenuously coy. The focus is on practical directions and techniques for online presentation, and the etiquette for how to comport oneself in the online dating world. The author explains how to navigate your way to getting the most out of a site, based on how it matches people. She includes examples on how to conduct a useful email exchange (and how not to).
Great advice I wish I found sooner!
Without ever making me feel guilty or stupid, Laurie’s words showed me both exactly what I was doing wrong as well as why what I thought was working really wasn’t. Impressed by the first few chapters, I went ahead and gave it the ultimate test – rewriting my dating profile AND starting a new profile on a second site. Laurie’s advice walked me through every step of the way, and kept me from making the mistakes that kept me from getting into good conversations and setting up successful dates. It’s only been two days, and already I’ve had more targeted, interested responses to both profiles than I had in my first three months of online dating. Consider me a skeptic converted.
If you’re on the fence about this book, or frustrated about how your dating life is turning out lately, do yourself a favor and give this book a chance. You will not regret it.
Well Written Guide
Ideal for the first timer, but I was able to "e-makeover" my profiles and streamline my "about me’s".
Bible for online dating
A must read for anyone navigating the digital dating scene
Bottom Line: This is the single most informative book on online dating I’ve ever come across. And with her encouraging, upbeat tone, Laurie Davis will have you excited about your eDating prospects even if you’ve been overwhelmed or frustrated by the process in the past. A must read for anyone navigating the digital dating scene.