Friday, March 31, 2006

Chasing Ambulances; Chasing Skirts

Some things are impossible to caricature.

A California attorney, John Claassen, is suing eHarmony, the online dating service, for refusing to match him up with a date. Mr. Claassen is married, and eHarmony's policies prohibit married persons from becoming members of their site. Mr. Claasen is seeking $12,000 in civil fines.

Mr. Claasen explained, "If I had my druthers, I'd be divorced by now. I'm emotionally in a different state than I am legally." He added, "I just think I've got the right as an individual trying to recover from something that wasn't the high point in my life. If that includes dating now, why can't I?"

Now, that's a sense of entitlement.

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