There’s plenty that can be said about the quantum leap in accessible technology that transformed a multi-billion dollar industry into something that Randy can own for ,000.
At Consumer Affairs, we don't hear much about Successful Singles but what we do hear is pretty positive."I spent months online with no success.Randy isn’t left behind because he stubbornly holds onto preexisting values that he’s had to maintain in the face of encroaching technology. Still, Randy’s re-enactment of events within the The Overlook Hotel feels as if it springs from a writing staff just inserting moments it enjoyed in the film into the show.He’s left behind because he stubbornly maintains that spending his family’s savings on a DOA business model was a wise decision. By contrast, the best parts of Randy-as-Jack come from the moments in which he breaks out of his stupor, especially around his daughter Shelly.There are still technological hurdles to be overcome.Adult performers would want their phone numbers masked so they can't be stalked. Boyer said Pink Visual expects to charge around or a minute, probably by credit card. "You can have the phone on your face, or other body parts, but not both at the same time," said porn star Teagan Presley.But as a review of literature stretching back to cave drawings will tell you, meeting -- and hanging onto -- the person isn't all that easy. They're not perfect but they're better than ordering brides by mail or submitting to your mother's idea of who your perfect match is.Just like other means of meeting candidates for romance, dating sites are fraught with peril.Consumer Affairs' founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide.He also served as Senior Vice President of United Press International and was the founder and editor of Zapnews, a newswire service for radio and television. After all, the world is full of them and they're fairly evenly divided in terms of gender, height and so forth.One thing's for sure -- there's no shortage of dating sites. Fittingly for a site in a region that cherishes its history and traditions, Successful Singles has been around since 1984, which is not quite the Colonial Era but actually predates the Internet as we know it.No one really knows how many there are but the answer is somewhere in the thousands. Successful Singles even goes so far as to announce that it is not an online dating site, instead proclaiming itself to the "the premier social introduction service in Boston."Rather than using algorithms to match clients, Successful Singles uses a more personal approach, starting with a 10-minute phone consultation followed by a 50-minute face-to-face meeting, after which it promises introductions within 10 days.