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Love in the Internet Age

The Internet can be a great place to find love... if you do it right.

If you're looking for love, the chances are increasingly good that you will search for it � and find it � online. Dating services are so busy signing up new members that some can afford to specialize in almost any human interest you can imagine � from auto parts to zebras. Internet romance is so hot, say experts, that the day is fast approaching when searching online will be the standard way people find love.

"Cyberlove" is exploding precisely because computer use � and Internet access � is growing rapidly among the adult population. While people initially used computers to get information, they are now quickly turning to them for social uses. Psychologist Dr. Kenneth Appell says this may be because electronic communication fosters a deeper, more intense intimacy due to its ease and anonymity. He describes it as meeting "from the inside out." Dr. Appell should know; a clinical psychologist at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, he is also a successful cyberlove seeker, and coauthor (with his wife Beverly) of It Takes Two.com: A Psychological and Spiritual Guide to Finding Love on the Internet Personals