SEATTLE PI -- Jan 3 -- Dating on Demand lets singles record two- to five-minute personal profiles (at home or at a special event) which people can watch Comcast digital cable (or at datingondemand.com). Anyone is eligible to participate, as long as they're a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, have never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or been slapped with a restraining order. Surfing profiles is free, but if people want to respond, they have to register on HurryDate.com and pony up a fee ($20 a month). It's still a relatively new service, so there aren't a ton of videos to peruse yet.
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Mark Brooks: I took a look over Dating on Demand 3 weeks ago while in Silicon Valley and in each of the age categories there were just a couple of profiles. Saddeningly lacking profiles, but this is a great idea. The profiles we saw were entertaining. All the profiles we viewed were taken at parties at which attendees were encouraged to do a video. I think video dating will take off. We put this to a vote at iDate Barcelona 2007 on the final panel and most of the executives in the audience disagreed. People are too shy to put their video online. Ah well. Webdate still seems to be the best example of a video dating site. (Full Disclosure: Webdate was a client of Courtland Brooks)