Monday, August 06, 2007

Online dating

Books 2 Byte
Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You
Sean Thomas


Booting up his laptop, he Googles the words ‘Internet’ and ‘dating’. Who? Sean Thomas in Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You ( http://www.landmarkonthenet.com/). What does he get? “Wow. Seven million hits!” He decides to narrow down the search. “But ‘Online dating’, in quotes, still gets nearly three million hits. And ‘Internet romance’ gets seven hundred thousand…”
Thomas has his doubts. “Can you really find love through a machine? Via a screen? With a click of a mouse? Surely any romance born this way would be marred from the start? Surely it would feel manufactured, contrived, artificial, digitised, the Dolly the Sheep of love affairs?”

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