Thursday, June 11th, 2009
People simply don’t meet the way they did twenty years ago—no one debates that. Dating and social networking sites have given us a whole new way of connecting with people before we even necessarily know what they look like (because let’s face it, people usually don’t look much like their profile photo in person). What has yet to be seen though is what types of relationships will result from this new form of social interaction. In general, is this better or worse? We’re still feeling it out. And that’s the interesting part.
Meeting Online is a new multimedia project from Marc Weiss, creator of the PBS series P.O.V., explores this subject by collecting stories about people meeting online for the purposes of “dating, mating or hooking up,” and the life-changing relationships that resulted. In addition to being featured on Meeting Online, your story could even become part of a TV series currently being developed by Weiss. So go ahead share that one really messed up story from that week when you tried out Match.com because “a friend made a profile for you.” We’ve all been there.