I’ve written before about how the Internet is recreating a small town on a global scale. One of the features of small towns is matchmaking, either through an actual matchmaker or having everyone within a couple of friend links. One of the laments of modern society seems to be the problem of making such connections without the support of a wide network of local friends and neighbors. It appears that the Internet is filling the gap with the rising popularity and acceptance of online dating / matchmaking services. It would be interesting to ask what other feature of small towns is not currently available on line and see if anyone is working on that.