Rockford author releases book about online dating

Staff Report

Internet Dating: What I Learned From Over 4000 Matches, a new book by R. Thomas Vosburgh of Rockford, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Internet dating is a relatively new phenomenon in our world, and the verdict is now being written on the effectiveness of it bringing people together for love, friendship, dating and marriage. This book is about that verdict — the good, the bad and the ugly. The author had a good opportunity to assess it, given that he had a total of 4,000 matches from several dating sites.

We have all heard success stories and wonder if it could happen for us. We have also heard the horror stories and fear that we, too, could be victims if we try Internet dating.

The Internet dating sites caution their members about the dangers of meeting someone they don’t know. Vosburgh provides one good way to meet matches that removes much of the danger.

One truly remarkable thing Vosburgh discovered after he experienced online dating was how much men and women are really alike. Women as well as men can find insights in this book that will help them when dating. In fact, it will help both men and women in ways that go far beyond dating.

Tom Vosburgh has survived many crises that would have broken a lesser man. In 1964, Vosburgh graduated from Northern Illinois University with a major in psychology. He was also a member of Psy Chi honorary society for psychology majors.

He has also been the host of a television show, pastor of the Polo United Methodist Church, and a stockbroker for EF Hutton, before he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. Within 24 hours of being admitted to the hospital, he was paralyzed from the neck down. The next four months were spent in rehab. At the end of his stay, he was released.

In 2006, Vosburgh started his own firm, Vosburgh Consulting Services.

Internet Dating: What I Learned From Over 4000 Matches is an 84-page paperback with a retail price of $13. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-8837-9. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh. For more information or to purchase a copy, visit the online bookstore at

From the Jan. 25-31, 2012, issue

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