Ok, I got a story for you. It's 1993 and I meet this girl at a college party. I take a liking to her and she "shares my bed." So now we're a couple. About 8 months later a friend of mine provides me with evidence that my girlfriend had advertisements in the local Santa Rosa newspaper as well as the San Francisco paper offering herself as a single white female looking for a sucker..I mean partner. Well, 8 months into the relationship, the point is moot, the deal is done. We ended up breaking up a few years later due to "irreconcilable differences" unrelated to the dating scandal. So my point is, back in the day, there was real taboo on publicly seeking a relationship "globally,"through the media, rather than locally in your own "home range." Of course, everything changed with the internet. We may have gained something here, but did we lose something also when our options weren't constrained to the local market?