Tech: The Smarter Dater

Meeting people online can be a lot more fun if you polish your technique

Online dating can be brutal. For every great date or love connection made through the Web, there are dozens of romantic misfires--boring coffee sit-downs, awkward phone chats, and email exchanges that never go anywhere. While you'll probably end up flirting with more people than ever, odds are you'll also face more rapid-fire rejection and disillusionment.

Is that any reason to give up? Maybe not. Sometimes the secret to meeting fewer duds and more great people simply involves changing your approach. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, there's no better time to get some advice. Three new books offer to help...

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