Last night the group researching online dating sites did an excellent job taking us through that world.

In particular, they referenced an early computer dating service started by three Harvard graduates in the mid-1960s called Operation Match.

Mostly, movies mock online dating, like the comedies , an online relationship compels dweeby high school virgin Ian to make an erection-led journey across the nation to meet his dream girl, “Ms.

Tasty” – but when they meet in person, she takes off with her boyfriend in Ian’s car.

This online dating movie proves that you don’t need to be young to work the Internet correctly.

After a divorced woman tries a dating website for the first time, she meets a man that may be her true love.

The result is a funny, warm depiction of romance and how people initially reacted to computers. And come on, it is kind of adorable to see Hanks and Ryan get so excited over AOL Mail. Amélie (2001) While photo booths aren’t exactly a recent tech improvement, it’s still pretty cool that the eponymous protagonist’s own epic romance begins at a photo booth. You log on to a home-swapping site and pretty much switch lifestyles with a stranger to get away from it all.

The leading ladies of The Holiday did that and ended up with guys as “insanely good-looking” as Jude Law and as charming and funny as Jack Black. Sometimes the internet doesn’t lead to meeting creepers or serial killers.There’s little left to imagine past the detailed dating site profile and array of accompanying pictures.Elsewhere, the Internet’s rife with people posting, tweeting, and live-blogging their lives., Nora Ephron’s 1998 revamp of the earlier classic, Meg Ryan’s Kathleen Kelly (screen name: “Shopgirl”) and Tom Hanks’ Joe Fox (“NY152”) fire up their modems to ping e-mails at each other.In Ephron’s All of these films would inevitably play out differently in today’s age of online dating and social media.Our new digitally remastered lives aren’t just long-form versions of GE commercials that ramble on about synergy and efficiency.