USING ONLINE DATING to ask out people you already know?

UPDATE: Reader Steve Friedman writes:

Several years ago, I was browsing OKCupid and it suggested a new “top match” to me. As I read her profile, she seemed to be the girl of my dreams. But as I kept reading, some of her responses seemed awfully familiar, and I suddenly realized the profile belonged to my ex-girlfriend.

A few months later, we got back together, and are now happily married. So I guess OKCupid was smarter than we were.

Heh. Great story.