Thursday, February 10, 2005


From one of my devoted readers comes the following piece of dating-related information. Beginning Valentine's Day, the No. 1 operator will help subscribers find partners through a video-on-demand (VOD) service that it calls Dating On Demand. On Monday, Comcast will introduce Dating On Demand nationally, based on videos from several cities. It also will have a local service for Chicago. By year's end, it expects to have local service in a dozen cities including Baltimore, Washington and Portland, Ore. People age 18 or older who want to broadcast their availability to either the opposite or the same sex can do so by preparing a three-to-five minute video. What's interesting to me is that (and I don't get to say things like this often) the Israelis made this dating-related stride first. Must be the country's increased density of Jewish mothers pressuring their children to get married.

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