Dating Game

Every day I am lured by digital promises. It starts when my Net phone rings — two short beeps meaning I've got mail — and I flip open the tiny screen to take a look. There in my mailbox is an advertisement for "Love!" "Friends!" or "Great sex!" from one of the thousands of matchmaking services spreading like kudzu on Japan's mobile Web. Starting a cybercourtship, the ad tells me, is easy. All it takes is a few clicks of the buttons on my mobile phone to fill out an online profile and post a personal on the site's bulletin board....

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