When Harry Met eHarmony
News from The Atlantic:

Online dating! Delayed marriages! Hollywood hasn’t caught up to the way we love now.

Castle Rock

The romantic comedy has created, on top of everything else, a new genre: the obituary for the romantic comedy. Sometimes the obits gloat (as in: good riddance to the genre that gave us Valentine’s Day); more often, though, they mourn. “It’s not only that audiences are refusing to see romantic comedies,” LA Weekly’s Amy Nicholson noted in February, having made the death declaration. “It’s that romantic comedies aren’t getting made, at least not by the major studios. The Big Wedding, 2013′s sole boy-meets-girl-meets-matrimony comedy, was unceremoniously dumped into theaters by big indie Lionsgate and limped to No. 101 on the chart.”

The latest round of rom-com-psalms comes in response to They Came Together, the genre satire starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. They Came Together has gotten mixed reviews since its theatrical release last week (Rotten Tomatoes score: 69 percent), and…………… continues on The Atlantic

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Ex-Navy officer found guilty in ChristianMingle, Match.com rape case
News from Los Angeles Times:

A San Diego County jury on Monday found a Del Mar man guilty of raping two women he met through the Internet dating sites ChristianMingle and Match.com.

Sean Banks, a 38-year-old computer technician and former Navy officer, was found guilty of rape, rape on an unconscious person, and rape using a foreign object.

Banks, who used a pseudonym when meeting the women online, could face 40 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 5.

One woman testified that she met Banks on ChristianMingle because she “believed in God, scripture, going to church, reading the Bible and I wanted someone who had those same interests.”

For their first date in October 2012, she testified, she invited Banks to her apartment in La Mesa to watch a movie.

He quickly began making physical advances, she said.

“I didn’t believe that was happening and I said at the top of my lungs” for him to stop, she testified. Instead, the woman said, Banks forced himself on her.

A second woman who prosecutors said met Banks through Match.com also testified.

At his preliminary hearing, a third woman testified that Banks groped her after they met on ChristianMingle, although that incident was not included in the charges against him.

Banks did not testify at his trial. After the ve…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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