Tuesday, June 01, 2004


The Forward reported that an Orlando man used JDate to “lure women into dating him” was arrested in Broward County, and bail was set at $21,000. (Here's the URL, though I think you'll have to register with the site in order to view it.) I know many of you are thinking that maybe he was arrested because he claimed to be 5’10 and he was really 5’5. But no…the 34-year-old was charged with grand theft. He swindled at least fifteen women, “stealing credit card information, personal checks, a car and identity information.” The kicker? The so-called “Internet Casanova” who is described as a “published poet,” wasn’t even Jewish. And a close reading of the article reveals that only one of the swindled women was a JDater. What do we learn, boys and girls? Sweet words aren’t everything, and anything that seems too good to be true probably is. Dating in general, let alone Internet dating, is a scary world: go forth and have great adventures. Just remember to proceed with caution.

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