A long time ago a friend and reader of this blog thought about creating a dating service. It was before the internet. Like so many crazy ideas of my youth it fizzled through lack of vision or effort. Looking back it may have been a mistake not to pursue it. Â Oh well.
I recently discovered this Dating Website:Â www.meet-an-inmate.com.
Can you imagine what it must be like for attractiveÂ men andÂ women to be without companionship? These incarcerated female and male inmates are paying a price for crimes they have committed. These inmates are very real and are seeking you!Â Why not give it a try?Â Make the day of a lonely inmate! He/She will get excited when his/her name is called to receive a letter from you. Just think how lonely it must feel at mail call to never hear your name, especially after being locked up for several years and family and friends have deserted you. All of these prisoners behind bars have written me a letter requesting to be listed. It can be a lot of fun communicating with these individuals.Â Don’t be shy, give it a try!
I am sure these people need friends and companionship but I have flashback to Dateline NBC or any other crime related news program. Scary…
In other dating site news…
Online dating site eHarmony will create a service for same-sex matching in a settlement of a 2005 complaint that the company’s failure to offer such a service was discriminatory.
“With the launch of the Compatible Partners site, our policy is to welcome all single individuals who are genuinely seeking long-term relationships,” said Antone Johnson, eHarmony vice president of legal affairs.
The company and its founder, Neil Clark Warren, admit no wrongdoing or liability.
“Even though we believed that the complaint resulted from an unfair characterization of our business, we ultimately decided it was best to settle this case with the attorney general, since litigation outcomes can be unpredictable,”eHarmonyÂ attorney Theodore B. Olson said.
According to the company, on average, more than 236 heterosexual eHarmony members are married every day in the United States.
In my blog, I have stayed away from the California Proposition 8 controversy. I don’t want to offend people I might know who don’t feel the same as I do on the subject. I do however see that theÂ LDS Church just might have more at stake than marriage by this lawsuit in New Jersey. A company was legally forced by a lawsuit and by the Attorney General of New Jersey to change its business model and cater to a group of people that it wasn’t catering to nor did it care to cater to. This is a huge mistake. This sets an incredible newÂ precedence: a business or group can be forced to include a group that feels discriminated against.
So for those who think I am anti-civil rights lets change the case. Â I am a Jeep owner. Â I have a Jeep. Â The nearest repair shop is the Honda dealer. Â I am now going to file a lawsuit claiming discrimination because the Honda dealer has told me “they don’t fix Jeeps onlyÂ Hondas“. The government is now going to force the Honda dealership toÂ accommodateÂ Jeeps. The Honda dealer now has to pay to retrain its work force who have been working onÂ Hondas to now work on Jeeps. In addition too they will now have to purchase new tools since Honda’s are Japanese and use metric tools and the Jeep is American and requires standard tools. Doesn’t any one think this is totally and completely insane?
Look for more battles ahead especially in the area of religion…