ROCHESTER, N.Y. /Publishers Newswire/ — DC-101, Inc. announces the publication of a new book by MaryAnna Donovan: “(why) I Hate to Date (online)” (ISBN: 978-0-981-7068-0-1). This hilarious new book offers an insider’s view of the world of online dating in a format that is fun to read and educational, all at once. Some studies reveal that online daters equal nearly 50 million; other studies estimate 18 million. No matter what the number, many people believe that online dating is a cultural phenomenon that efficiently meets the needs of today’s partner-seeking singles; author Donovan disagrees.

Her reasons are numerous. First is the trucker who wears panty hose. Then there is the 50-year old posing as 26-year old. And, let’s not forget the stalker who follows women home after the first date.

“(why) I Hate to Date (online)” addresses, in detail, Donovan’s thoughts about online dating. She holds nothing back and dubs online dating, “The meat market of the millennium.” She speaks from the heart and from real-life experience as a person who has “tried it, dated through it, and hated it.”

In Donovan’s hilarious, and sometimes raunchy and outrageous book, she tells readers why online dating is not the answer for today’s singles. She analyzes it from all angles — the good, the bad, and most definitely the ugly. She questions readers and makes them think. She asks: Do you think online dating is safe? Does a screen name tell you something? She provides her own answers to these questions as well.

Donovan also offers advice for those determined to stay in the cyber-dating game. She talks about how to play it safe; how to set up a profile to avoid the meat market; what not to say in a profile; how to recognize an imposter by her/his screen name; and what questions to ask.

In addition to being an author, Donovan was a college professor and taught writing and literature courses for 10 years. During that time, she met scores of young people who provided inspiration.

Donovan’s unique style of writing as well as her never-ending candor and wit will make readers think twice before clicking the mouse once.

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