Set Up Your Own Dating Site

If you’ve ever wondered whether some of these dating/match-making/friend-finding websites are seat-of-the-pant fly-by-nights, here’s a clue: For $150 you can get the software to start your own, with a starter “database of Russian, Ukrainian, Europe and American ladies’ profiles!” thrown in, possibly, for free. Pilot Group’s blurb for its Ready Dating Site Solution says: “Here …

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Valentine’s Day – A Humbug Approach

It’s that time of year, and the marketing folk are back with lame Valentine’s promotions. My first is from Audible.com, where I must have registered at some point, because I got an email with the subject field ‘Someone has sent you a Valentine!’ along with the following message: ‘Get a special Valentine’s day wish (and …

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Link: Friendster

    A new website, Friendster, run by a guy working out of his living room in Silicon Valley is getting plenty of coverage. Friendster works a lot like the dating services I’ve reviewed in the past, although it also talks like a networking service.   Tyler Hamilton, writing in The Toronto Star wrote this week, …

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Column: Love Online

 Loose Wire: Looking for Love on the Net   By Jeremy Wagstaff   from the 31 October 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   I’ve been suspicious about the benefits of linking computers and romance since the late 1970s, when as a gangly teen I joined …

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