WASHINGTON POST -- Feb 20 -- Falling in love has never had a reputation for making much sense. Dante glimpsed Beatrice a few times and wouldn't shut up about her for decades. Why should not falling in love be any more rational? There is something peculiarly modern about this phenomenon, something aligned with our dark privilege of too much, this consumeriffic culture in which jeans and houses and breasts and ring tones are customizable. Consider it all: geographical dislocation, cities filled with singles, extended childhoods and postponed childbearing, speed-dating, the growing sense that the dating pool is as vast as the 454 men-seeking-women between the ages of 29 and 31 within five miles of your ZIP code on Yahoo Personals.
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Mark Brooks: We are in a throw away culture...why commit? Seismic changes on our views on marriage and long term relationships (commitment) will continue. How will this affect online dating. More importantly, how will online dating influence these seismic changes? Your comments please.