They had to be really good storytellers first and foremost. Though not announced, it's possible there may be a follow-up. Description: 1 videodisc 56 min. From Robert Kenner comes a compelling new documentary about the way we woo in a wired world. But it's also never been easier. Although each one acknowledged he looked different from his photos, most were nice.
Like certain blind dates you may recall, the encounters here are sometimes repellant. Do a screening in your city, throw a party around it, promote it on your dating site, or perhaps something else. According to one survey of online daters, women fear meeting someone who turns out to be a serial killer; men fear meeting someone who turns out to be fat. Three were willing to continue the date or go out with him again, and one gave him a kiss. Weiss, Melissa Robledo, Robert Kenner. Such factoids punctuate the narratives, along with telling quotes from participants.
We kind of wanted to paint a picture of how the internet is changing relationships. . Then, before the date, they used body adhesives and makeup to make her appear physically larger than in her photos. The fifth story is the most mind-blowing, depending on your familiarity with, and faith in, the virtual world called Second Life. A hidden camera was set up at the date site to record the reactions of each of the five men she met during the day.
Dating sites, if you are interested in promoting When Strangers Click on your sites, blogs and community. We meet a short, stocky guy who never had luck meeting women until he went online; a woman who was depressed at turning 30 alone and with no prospects until she tried Internet dating; a young gay man from a conservative, deeply religious and anti-homosexual family, who discovered a new world online — and in the process played a part in exposing the hypocrisy of a homophobic elected official. You should go back to where you came from and you should go to school. I hope you found this review both informative and helpful. Performer s : No credits provided. Apparently, no matter how the cyberworld has pushed the concept of dating to new extremes, the old adage remains: You have to kiss a lot of frogs. More than one happily-ever-after family results.
In the Second Life chapter, which came to the producers unsolicited, a middle-aged man who lives with his mother in a cabin on a remote island in Sweden meets a woman from the U. When the Tinder matches met the man who was made up to appear heavier in person, they were not nearly as blunt as their male counterparts. Credits: Editor, Leonard Feinstein ; music, Mark Adler ; cinematography, Don Lenzer, Jay Redmond, Chris Baron. Dave met scores of women before having to reveal a physical shortcoming. Possibilities include blog posts, social sharing on-site viewing, forum topics and whatever else you can think of. At 30, Beth had given up on love before going online. When Strangers Click: Five Stories from the Internet Trailer 2011 14 February 55 mins Finding love has never been easy.
In the case of the woman in the film that got to be 30 and she was kind of giving up or the guy who she eventually married who had never dated before, or the guy who was five feet tall. We meet five people whose single status was transformed in unexpected ways by online encounters. The twisting, turning stories are accompanied by statistics about online life and values. Last week, Jermaine and I attended a screening of the film and a couple days afterward I had a chance to talk to Marc about how he brought the film together. First, they found male Tinder matches for a female friend, using photos that showed her appearing physically thin.
We want to show people what a series would look like, and so we kind of brainstormed topics. In some ways these stories are unusual and in some ways you can identify with them in different ways. We probably got about 100, and it was hard to get stories. And Jonas literally found a new life through his Second Life avatar. Oh yes, the trailer is there too.
Online dating sites thrive on the promise that dates and mates are just a 'click' away. We never imagined it being a one-off. We got 100 stories, I think we identified about 15 or 20 that were really interesting stories, and then we interviewed those people usually on Skype or on the phone and we just got a feel for who they were and how good of a storyteller they were and from that we decided which five. Point is, this is good stuff and deserves recognition. The outcome was surprising in multiple ways.