Friday, June 25, 2010
Many people might marry through online dating, but this Washington Post story might support more traditional dating:
It took awhile, but the 24-year-old now knows exactly what kind of message
to send to pique a woman's interest. The
He's never needy -- always charming and a little flirtatious. He keeps his missives short and usually includes a question or a subtle challenge. He's witty, a touch aloof and not overly complimentary.
And when he gets the woman, it's not his heart that flutters. It's his bank account.
Hartshorn is a hired gun, ghostwriting correspondence on behalf of single men unwilling, too busy or too inept to do it themselves. His online dating is done on commission for Virtual Dating Assistants, one of the first full-scale Internet-dating outsourcing companies. For $600, Virtual Dating Assistants guarantees clients two dates a month; the "executive service" package promises five dates a month for $1,200.
Read more here.