Monday, February 14, 2005

When It Comes To Dating Services, There’s No Single Answer

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Today’s singles may have more ways to meet, but there’s no single one which works best.

That’s what journalist Stacy Kravetz discovered while researching a new book, The Dating Race: An Undercover Report From The Front-Lines Of Modern-Day Romance (Tarcher/Penguin).

Kravetz is happily married but posed as a single in order to try techniques like speed dating and online personal ads. All the methods have success stories, but Kravetz says none are quick fixes and some are just frustrating.

For instance, Kravetz tried a lunch date service which costs $1500 per year, but employees didn’t fix her up with guys who fit either of her two main criteria: under 40 and Jewish.

Kravetz also tried “speed dating” but was so overwhelmed having 25 three-minute conversations that she couldn’t remember anyone she liked.

Despite the hassles, Kravetz insists she was able to remain objective about modern dating and, as she puts it, “I wasn’t rolling my eyes any more than I would ordinarily.”

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