Auditions for Love.Com

Auditions for Love.Com

by Oliver Cross

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In ten years, I served as a diver in the Australian Army, travelled for three years around the world, and returned home to complete a degree at the University of Queensland. This however, is not the most adventurous detail of my journey. Throughout this period, I was using the internet as a medium to facilitate friendship, fantasy and relationships.

I inadvertently stumbled upon online dating on my housemate's desktop computer. It was a blessing because as a young man, I did not drink or go out clubbing like others my own age, therefore limiting my exposure with women. I knew what I was doing in the year 2001 was unorthodox, but despite the negative stigma, I was fascinated with the process of finding love online and of a world beyond that which I knew before. A world I discovered, which is limited only by your imagination.

With a dose of honesty, humility and humour, the story follows my online experience from humble beginnings in the Australian Defence Force, to spiraling out of control in pursuit of more lurid satisfactions abroad.

The book is as much a celebration of youth and adventure as it is a guide to navigating the often misunderstood world of internet dating. The final chapter is an accumulation of the ten most relevant lessons I learned through ten years of trial and error. Observing these rules will not only shed clarity on the process of online dating but most importantly offer readers tangible steps to speed up the process of fulfilling their online desires, whatever they might be.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149681495
Publication date: 07/16/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 461 KB

About the Author

Today, Oliver Cross lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and works as a professional in the finance sector. The author started his professional life as a soldier in the Australian Defence Force. He served as a diver for five years, specialising in underwater search, rescue and demolitions.

Following his service, the author embarked on a two year backpacking adventure through Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East. This inspired a degree in International Relations, which he completed in 2011 from the University of Queensland. Winning various essay awards, Oliver discovered a passion for writing.

Throughout this decade he kept a secret. Through the army, travel and university, Oliver was online dating, checking off his fantasy check list while ultimately looking for the love of his life. Acknowledging the variety and spice of his story, combined with his larrikin humor, Oliver decided to put pen to paper. The result, Auditions For Love.Com.

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