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Monday, February 14, 2011

Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner's latest documentary "When Strangers Click: Five Stories from the Internet," takes a look at relationships in the digital age. He joins us along with Marc Weiss, the film's producer, to talk about the documentary (which premiers tonight on HBO), and to take your calls about love and dating online.

Are you in a relationship with someone you've never met? Tell us about it. Leave your story below!

Guests:

Robert Kenner and Marc Weiss
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Comments [6]

E./Renskoff from Brooklyn

Hi, Brian, love online is very iffy.,Cannot trust. Eugenia

Feb. 14 2011 04:30 PM
Elaine Sabal

I found Brian's comment that "...women are afraid to meet someone online because he may turn out to be a serial killer and men are afraid to meet women online because they may meet someone fat." somewhat disturbing.
Really? The worst scenario women face in online dating is getting hacked to death and the worst scenario men face is *shudder* being seen in public with a fat girl? Comparing fat women with homocidal sociopaths is insensitive. There are plenty of crazy thin women out there for men to be afraid of. ha ha

Feb. 14 2011 11:07 AM

I just checked HBO's schedule on my TV for tonight and "When Strangers Click" is not listed. Is it on HBO-1 or HBO-2? And what time do the filmmakers say this film is scheduled for tonight? Maybe a Time/Warner Cable error?

Feb. 14 2011 10:56 AM
Robert from NYC

Oh god, is this the best you can come up with on Valentine's Day!! Bleeech.

Feb. 14 2011 10:55 AM
Dana

I met my current husband online on a cultural dating website (J-date style), and the transition to face to face was very easy, because we already had a similar background to join us (and to act as a pre-screening mechanism.)

The cultural community was small enough to network for background information, so knowing that there were no major issues, the rest was up to in person chemistry.

Feb. 14 2011 10:52 AM
Dennis Boutsikaris

This is reminding me of the small yet extraordinary documentary "CATFISH"...

Feb. 14 2011 10:50 AM

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