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Posted by Jim Botticelli  October 4, 2013 12:45 PM

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"Your motivation? Your motivation is your pay packet Friday. Now get on with it." ... Noel Coward

As Charlie Rich, and later our own Barry & The Remains sang, "Well I'll make it alright, from Monday morning t'il Friday night. Oh, those lonely weekends."

These days the Lonely Hearts Club can turn to the computer and troll the pictures of women taken 10 years earlier, men with physiques unmatched since 1993, and click a few links in the hopes of getting a cup of coffee or even a dinner date. But that wasn't always so. There was a time when meeting face to face was the way to meet someone with whom to date. Advantage: you saw what you were getting. Disadvantage: walking away was much more personal.

Dirty Old Boston detectives have stumbled onto a computer dating time warp of sorts. Pictured is an early 70's computer dating advertisement for a service that actually existed at 2464 Mass Av in North Cambridge. Since you need superior vision to read the script, we will provide it for you:

"Cross genderal gratification through sequentially indexed characteristic collation and compatibility information retrieval." Questions? Not really! They got it, only with a little more gobble-t-gook. Happy weekending!

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Jim Botticelli, a 1976 Northeastern University graduate, is a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. In college, he drove a cab and learned the city's cow paths. An avid collector of More »

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