I think that the world of online dating is becoming rather brutal, or at least less well-mannered. Consider the case of True.com, a newly emerging Internet dating web site. The web ad I followed to see their site is listed below (only because of the "did they really say that" factor).
Lest you think that this ad is anything other than what it is, the name of the image is "boobs_120x600.jpg".
Once at the True.com web site, one is confronted with a rather interesting disclaimer:
If you are married and posing as single, be aware that you could be guilty of fraud and subject to civil and criminal penalties under federal and state law. For each offense, Title 18, Section 1343 of the U.S. Code authorizes fines of up to $250,000 and jail sentences of up to five years. TRUE reserves the right to report violators to law enforcement authorities and seek prosecution or civil redress to the fullest extent of the law.
It doesn't seem like your "Ma & Pa's" Internet out there anymore. Everyone's got an angle, and everyone's got a lawyer covering their tuchis. Gone are the days when all women on dating sites are really pimply 13 year old boys or overweight middle aged men. These be shark infested waters, Jim Hawkins.
Note to self: if Mrs. Geek and I have a daughter, she's not allowed to even look at an Internet dating site until she's at least 18.
on 2005-04-29 at 2:18 p.m.
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