So many people swear by e-harmony, match.com, plentyoffish and other dating websites. There's chat hotlines, postings on craiglist, matchmakers and even groups like 8 at 8 that sets people up on dates. 50 years ago, none of this stuff (except for matchmakers) existed, and yet somehow people were able to meet, mingle and marry. What changed? Why are we using so much technology now to do something that seems natural. Ya know. Boy meets Girl. Boy dates Girl. Doesn't work out. Boy dates another girl (and another and another if need be) before eventually getting married. I'm not knocking the technology -- I'm sure you all know that I've had an eharmony account TWICE and have issues meeting people. But it doesn't just seem to be me. It seems like people from every walk of life, are having issues meeting people to date. I won't lie -- I used to think only losers would need help meeting people. But, as I've gotten older and talked to more people, there're plenty of normal, attractive, successful people who need extra help. To hear my parents and grandparents talk about dating in their day sounds so different than what people are doing now. My Mom said she and her friends used to go out all the time and meet guys at parties and this dance hall. Sometimes it was serious, sometimes it wasn't/ But she said she NEVER was home on a Friday night. Always had a date. Same with my Dad and the grandparents. Doesn't seem that way now. Even my brother, who is older than I am and MUCH MUCH more outgoing and I hate to say it, but more attractive (well he's in better physical shape) has secretly been using dating sites to try and find the one.