San Rafael, CA - June 17, 2011 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/479-3800
"America has become a nation of Anthony Weiners," says Rich Gosse, the world’s foremost authority on dating. “Tens of millions of Americans are having virtual sex on the internet. Anthony Weiner has exposed America’s greatest secret-the decline of real relationships with real people. A major percentage of Americans are settling for a cheap imitation of loving relationships.
"While the world rejoices at the collapse of dictatorships in the Arab world, in large part due to Facebook and Twitter," says Mr. Gosse, "little is written about the price that we pay in our own country the decline and fall of face-to-face intimacy."
"As the only person who has produced thousands of singles events worldwide, on six continents," says Mr. Gosse, "I have a unique perspective. I have observed that fewer people are attending singles parties over recent years, while not coincidentally Facebook has expanded to 600 million members. If the current trend continues, some day there may be more virtual sexual relationships than real relationships in America.
"For 33 years, I have fought an uphill battle against SHYNESS, the enemy of intimate relationships," says Mr. Gosse, "through my classes at 61 colleges and my books on dating. That battle is now almost unwinnable, due to the wild popularity of social networking. Past generations of shy Americans were FORCED to leave the safety and comfort of their homes and relate to people face-to-face, in order to earn a living, pay their bills, do their banking, or find a romantic partner. Today all can be done online.
"The greatest tragedy," says Mr. Gosse, "is that Anthony Weiner, the poster boy of sick sexual relationships, actually has a wife who loves him and is about to have a child. He has many personal friends. Millions of Americans are far worse off than Representative Weiner. They have almost no personal contact with other human beings. They have hundreds of “friends” on Facebook, but zero intimate relationships."
Rich Gosse is the Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. He is the author of eight books on dating, including Singles Guide to America, The Cougar Imperative: Why MidLife Women MUST Date Younger Men, and A Good Man is EASY to Find. ("This is a great book!" Oprah Winfrey). His expert advice has been featured by ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox, MSNBC, Oprah, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Business Week, Entrepreneur, The Atlantic, Playboy, Playgirl, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, The London Sunday Times, etc. His websites include www.richgosse.com, www.ThePartyHotline.com, www.SinglesTravelCompany.com, www.CougarEvents.com, and www.SinglesPodcastingNetwork.com. Mr. Gosse is available to the news media for interviews by calling 415/479-3800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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