�HOOKING UP,� A DOCUMENTARY SERIES FROM ABC NEWS,
GOES INSIDE THE UNPREDICTABLE WORLD OF ONLINE DATING
Part 3 of the Series Airs Thursday, July 28
In the third hour of the ABC News documentary series �Hooking Up,� Reisha, an information systems consultant, begins her adventures in internet dating. After two uneventful dates she meets Acie, who seems to be amenable to her belief in abstinence prior to marriage � so much so that he flies up from Atlanta to go out with her. Meanwhile Amy, a real estate broker, is annoyed when David doesn't call after a romantic date, and tells him that he must stop sleeping with other women if he wants to be intimate with her again. Maryam goes out with David, but his karaoke singing doesn�t quite ignite a spark for her. She again meets up with Sam, who explains why he is unable to engage in a monogamous relationship. And Kelly, a second grade teacher, thinks she may be a Cinderella who�s found her Prince Charming in Steve. But he has his doubts, and seems to believe she�s being a bit too aggressive. �Hooking Up� airs THURSDAY, JULY 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, and continues through Thursday, August 11.
Once stigmatized as the last resort of desperate souls and lonely hearts, today internet dating services are a billion-dollar industry used by an estimated 40 million Americans. �Hooking Up,� a five-part documentary series from the producer behind the award-winning ABC News series �Hopkins 24/7,� �Boston 24/7� and �NYPD 24/7,� offers an intimate look at the sometimes bewildering, often hilarious, and occasionally frightening world of online dating.
Like the �24/7� series, �Hooking Up� puts a particular aspect of our culture under a microscope, focusing in this case on the yearnings, trials and tribulations of eleven Manhattan women. Their experiences � the connections, the rejections, the dating disasters � are a reminder that, for better or worse, every date is an adventure into uncharted territory.
Terence Wrong is producer and executive producer of �Hooking Up.� Brad Hebert and Bryan Taylor are co-producers. Rudy Bednar is the senior executive producer and Phyllis McGrady is the executive-in-charge.