The New York Times Magazine reported last year that 40 million Americans had visited at least a dating site in a single month. And with 40 million people competing for dates, somebody's going to want an edge. Enter screenwriter Evan Katz. He turned his talent for writing plausible, lovable fictional characters --- into a for-profit business getting real dates for real people. He calls his business e-cyrano, as in Cyrano of Bergerac. Although Katz doesn't have the giant nose. Lori Gottlieb tells the story.
Donations from listeners like you are absolutely crucial in funding the great music and human-centered global news you hear on The World. Recurring gifts provide predictable, sustainable support — letting our team focus on telling the stories you don’t hear anywhere else. If you make a gift of $100 or pledge $10/month we’ll send you a curated playlist highlighting some of the team's favorite music from the show Donate today to keep The World spinning.