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New Article on Examiner: Match.com Suit Proves Importance of Personal Responsibility & Online Dating

Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 1.15.40 AMIt’s another “ripped from the headlines” themed article this week. January has been nothing but one weird online dating related story after another. And I feel compelled to tie it in to savvy tips to help my readers enter the online dating scene armed with the knowledge to be smart daters. In today’s cautionary tale, we have the story of Mary Kay Beckman. Mary Kay was the unfortunate victim of an enraged ex, Wade Ridley. Mary Kay met Wade on Match.com and when she chose to end things, he flew into a rage and physically assaulted her – landing her in the hospital with life threatening injuries. As a result, Mary Kay Beckman is suing Match.com for damages numbering in $10M. Her case stands on the basis that because Match.com didn’t do a background check (in addition to other measures) on her ex Wade Ridley, they essentially endangered her life.

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New Article on Examiner: Manti Te’o – A Cautionary Online Dating Tale

mantiteoConsider this something that belongs under the “ripped from the headlines” category. Unless you’ve avoided any major news network and ESPN in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen at least one or two headlines recounting the tale of a hapless Notre Dame linebacker – Manti Te’o. To get the clueless up to speed, the Heisman candidate became probably one of the most famous victims of catfishing in a hoax that supposedly lasted for nearly three years.Catfishing is a term coined to describe an elaborate dating scam where a con artist assumes a persona to convince a mark (victim) to usually buy them things or directly send them money under the guise of a relationship. Usually the mark will never meet the victim in real life, and unfortunately the con artist will usually bleed the mark dry and vanish without a trace.

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Mind Games Gets 5 Star Review on “Books, Reviews, etc.” Blog!! ^_^

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This past Sunday, January 13th, Mind Games got a five star review on the blog site, Books, Review, etc.!

With quotes like “a real page turner” and “don’t expect to put this book down”, I’m very flattered for the positive review!! ^_^

 
 

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