"Relationships should be less predictable and worth waiting for." Written by someone who had no trouble dating, I suspect.

Having been an abysmal failure at the dating scene for many, many years, and finally meeting and marrying someone I met at work, I reject this statement.

In fact, one woman admonished him for not posting a picture: "If I have to put one up there you should to," she said.

Before the internet were the "lonely hearts" columns of the newspapers, which served the same purpose but at the speed of snail mail.

Folks used to be embarrassed to admit using those ads, too.

Relationships should be less predictable and worth waiting for.

We have too much control over a romantic process and in turn, we're killing the romance.

There was a time when you had to send couriers from your castle to your mate's castle and wait a month or so for a response.

In the not too distant past there was a time when you had to mail a letter and wait two or three days to hear something; there was a time when you had to get off your ass and drive somewhere. I know online dating is necessary in our crazy fast-paced world; I, too, think it beats the bar scene; and I know your friend the tax attorney may not be able to fix you up until tax season is over; just sayin: I knew there was something disturbing about the Jetsons.

No need to drop a pound or two and drag yourself to a Happy Hour or a meet-up group.

Nope; just a couple of taps on your keyboard and presto: Janine appears on your screen to tell you that she loves to laugh, isn't needy, loves her children more than life itself, and can find time to fit you into her mind-boggling schedule.

In my zeal to find out as much about Andy's good fortune as possible I innocently asked: "So, how'd you two meet? Realizing I stepped into something awkward I thought to myself: OMG they met in prison; or on a street corner.