KNIGHT RIDDER NEWS -- Aug 2 -- Talk about life-changing decisions. George and Erika posted profiles on the same dating site, met a few weeks later and got married a little more than a year after that. Now, they're sitting in their home on a Friday evening trying to keep Hannah, their black Labrador puppy, from gnawing everything in sight. They provide a pleasant contrast to the ABC show "Hooking Up" (9 p.m. Thursdays) where singles juggle, mislead, evade and dump potential mates they meet online. eHarmony knows of 12,000 couples married after meeting on its site. Match.com receives 200 engagement/marriage emails/letters a month. Both eHarmony and Match.com say the prime audience tends to be people in their 30s who have moved beyond their college social network and are still looking for a mate. George and Eriks's advice about Internet dating: Sign up, fill out the profile honestly and take the time to thoughtfully consider your matches.
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Mark Brooks: Internet dating takes time and patience. Be honest, get a great picture, be specific in your profile and have fun on those first (coffee) dates.