The batteries died on her tape recorder, so they made a date to finish the interview later that week, which turned into dinner for two.
Looking back now, he says that he considered computer dating to be little more than a gimmick and a fad.
(A previous installment had been about a singles bar—Maxwell’s Plum, on the Upper East Side, one of the first that so-called “respectable” single women could patronize on their own.) She had planned to interview Altfest, but he was out of the office, and she ended up talking to Ross.
One section asked subjects to choose from a list of “dislikes”: “1.
Men were asked to rank drawings of women’s hair styles: a back-combed updo, a Patty Duke bob.