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We're amused that one of the front page articles on's online advice magazine poses the question "Is your date lying?" considering that they are being accused of faking dates or "date-baiting" as we're learning is the cute lingo to describe it. LAist has never been a fan of online dating. Somehow it seems exponentially more horrible to get rejected over the browser instead of at the bar. Gelf Magazine's report on the curious courtship of Matthew Evans and Autumn Marzec doesn't change our opinion. That we're all of a sudden looking at message board posts about volleyball and pictures of Autumn with her grandmother because she's accused of being a plant on a relationship site feels creepy.

That Evans would think that this is something worth suing over (whether it is true or not) feels creepier. We doubt we would ever share with even our closest friends that we went on a date with someone "paid" to date us let alone go to court over it.

Suck it up and try to meet a new dinner partner in the grocery store or at AA meetings like the rest of us, Mr. Evans.