Online dating, before everyone was doing it

lesbiancoupleBY SARAH TEREZ ROSENBLUM
AfterEllen

No one had heard of “catfishing” in 1999; even if you could have Googled the term, by the time your dial-up internet connected, you’d already be twitching on the bottom of the sly fisherman’s boat. Now my mom plays Words with friends via five different devices, but back then she thought I’d come down with ADHD because I couldn’t stop running upstairs to check my Electronic Mail. And actually meeting someone on the internet? Only flesh-eating Germans did that.

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