On June 19, I wrote of a very dishonest gambit by a dating service called JLove. Specifically, JLove generated pages for many (First_Name, Last_Name) combos, falsely claiming that people — me included — were members of its site. The story was picked up by Slashdot and by some other blogs. Numerous aggrieved victims found the post and contacted me directly, and in some cases contacted the company as well.
Today, one JLove victim emailed me to say JLove had taken down the offending pages. That looks to indeed be accurate! (At least for now.) If you click on http://jlove.com/names/m/monash/curt/, you no longer see what I described in a prior post; rather, you are redirected to the generic http://jlove.com/
Those pages seem to already be completely gone from Google, as well as Microsoft’s Live.com. Yahoo, however, still has them. To see that, search on each engine for jlove.com curt monash. Yahoo’s cache, at least for now, will also show you what the original page looked like.
For the record, the offending text in its entirety was:
With a huge number of members at JLove, you can easily mingle with curt monash, and a myriad of Jewish singles who are interested in meeting new people. People like curt monash and so many others are getting the most out of Jewish dating at JLove, considering it is entirely FREE to chat with and email other Jewish singles. See why curt monash has had so much success with Jewish dating by signing up for a FREE membership at JLove today!