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Trite First-Person Dating Column of the Week

Tough call this time around. The ‘Getting Personal’ column in the LA Times Thursday Calendar section is about lusting after guys who know how to use a computer. ($ required for access, but not for long, I hear, as the divisive Calendarlive Wall may be torn down within a few weeks.) Meanwhile, the Jewish Journal looks at Icebreakers, two women who hire themselves out to hang out with guys in bars and help them meet women.

Granted, this is hardly a scoop, as the LAT Calendar section took an lengthy look at Icebreakers in its Valentine’s Day special issue. But I’m giving the nod to the Jewish Journal this week anyway, if only for this cliche-ridden paragraph:

Suddenly these two action females, ravaging the basic hunter-gatherer foundation of our existence, set out. But putting theory into practice can suddenly feel even more awkward than where one’s usual self-loathing and loneliness usually leads. (I’m thinking of the shy computerized nice Jewish boy staring at screens all day. Not me.) Remember when cousin Moishe or Manny would just introduce you to someone from the neighborhood? Well, old school is out.

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