Drew Ludwig and Janelle Tufts met in graduate school eight years ago using online dating sites linked to their two favorite websites—for Tufts, Salon.com, and for Ludwig, The Onion. Can you honestly say that you have not or don’t know anybody who’s encountered creeps and liars with conventional dating? You’ve already admitted it to yourself—and others—so there is no shame in admitting it to others who feel the same way.
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