TELEGRAPH.CO.UK -- Oct 10 -- ''Everyone's at it," says a BBC producer. ''At lunchtime the gossip is quite incredible. People are amazed by the horizons that open up once they get on the net." We may be years behind New Yorkers (they've been at it for ages), but in Britain internet dating is now big and getting bigger. We are on the cusp of a major social change. One user's criteria are that women should be ''pretty and fun". He has been on so many dates that he keeps a spreadsheet of all the women he has taken out (17 and counting). Despairing of the internet, he has now signed up with a London introduction agency, Drawing Down the Moon, where the joining fee is £950. Mysinglefriend - friends, rather than the singletons themselves, write the rofiles. Telegraph.co.uk./dating - for Telegraph readers. Ivorytowers.net for graduates. Toyboywarehouse for women in their 40s and men in their 30s. Classicalpartners -agency/social club aimed at music lovers.
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Mark Brooks: I'm surprised Dating Direct has not wrapped up a distribution deal with The Telegraph. Looks like they're offering online dating internally. Is this wise or a mistake? Why? Your comments please.