KNIGHT RIDDERS NEWSPAPERS -- July 5 -- One thing quickly became clear as we sifted through the responses to our recent question about whether online dating was still worth the effort. Many of the readers who wrote to tell us of the joys of online dating services were - surprise! - now married to their Netmates. Those who found it flawed, well, they weren't. Chris, from Tallahassee, Fla., wrote that going out with women he met online was like "meeting your sister.'' His theory was that it's too easy; men need the thrill of the hunt. More prevalent were the responses like Nancy's, "I would not be so fast to discourage it. I met my husband six years ago though Match.com." And Jean's,"My husband and I were living parallel lives two miles apart, but probably never would have met if it weren't for online dating." The thing that became clear to us from the responses is that a few liars, cads and deadbeats can't extinguish the romantic spirit.