January 23, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

Men Are From Cyberspace: The Single Woman's Guide to Flirting, dating and Finding Love On Line

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Jodie Gould, Lisa Skriloff
Pop Culture, Women's Studies, Science and Technology

MEN ARE FROM CYBERSPACE: THE SINGLE WOMAN’S GUIDE TO FLIRTING, DATING AND FINDING LOVE ON LINE Lisa Skriloff and Jodie Gould (St. Martin’s Griffin, $11.95) The Rules meets The Internet for Dummies in this how-to book for techno-tenderfeet who are ”truly serious about finding a mate.” Undaunted by horror stories of cyberliaisons gone wrong, the commonsensical authors cajole lovelorn ladies onto the World Wide Web with a clever, sometimes corny compilation of technical info (how to join a newsgroup, what those emoticons mean), etiquette and safety tips (chat-room comportment, where to meet your ”’puter pal” in person), and first-person anecdotes. Skriloff and Gould focus on America Online — newbies’ most common Net link — but also suggest matchmaking websites, as well as places to meet wired men in real life. It’s key info for screening potential lovers — in every sense. A-

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