The 61-year-old Gary David Goldberg ("Family Ties," "Spin City") admits to being a "smug married person" who condescended on the personals when he picked up Claire Cook's novel, "Must Love Dogs," in a bookstore around 2003.
I know you're not gonna believe this, but before Internet dating sites, couples actually used to meet "offline" -- out in public -- often by chance: at parties, dances, supermarkets, museums, bookstores. No, really! But like the Tyrannosaurus rex, the Edsel automobile and Steven Segal's career, offline dating is seemingly on its way to extinction. Oh, sure, a few couples occasionally meet offline, as God intended, in the course of their daily lives, much like our pioneer ancestors, but they're just lucky and we resent them. Just because they didn't have to pay $25 a month, post a photo, write a profile and proceed to meet hundreds of people with whom they felt less chemistry than Dick Cheney and Barbra Streisand on a tunnel of love ride, must they rub their joy in our faces?
More and more singles are meeting via Internet dating sites. There's gotta be a reason for that.
If there's any truth to the Yiddish proverb "a half truth is a whole lie," then there is a whole lotta lyin' going on in the Jewish dating scene.