February 13, 2009. So, it’s nearly Valentines Day. The roadsides are strewn with vendors pawning flowers that may or not live the weekend. Couple are planning the most expensive meal out of the year. Hallmark is trying to get me to buy a $ 5.00 dollar greeting card that plays 80’s music or Homer Simpson burping. Its such a romantic time of the year. Not too long ago, I remember hearing stories from my parents about how they met. I think my father first saw my mother in church one day. My grandfather, so the rumor goes, met my grandmother at a coming out dance (I embellish, sorry Nana) .
Today, we have become accustomed to hearing stories of our friends trying out online dating sites like match.com. Another site, eharmony, plasters television ads enticing us with a “free compatibility test” (I checked, no one is compatible with me). One friend of mine even met his wife on a Jewish singles dating site. Whatever you may think of it, good or bad, Internet dating is here to stay. We are busy. We don’t have time to say hi to the cute girl we see across the room anymore. Instead, we go to craigslist and checked “missed connections” every night (again, no luck here).