Just where did the idea of romance come from,
and how is technology
now shaping it?

Lovesick: The Web Series

A free web series unscrambling the myths of modern love.

The webisodes

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The story

The allure of dating websites and apps is strange but undeniable.

Opening into new realms of romantic possibility, these services draw upon our belief in the power of love: a force that can transform our lives and redeem our entire existence. It’s a cultural narrative  that wouldn’t be possible if not for the films, TV shows, novels, ads and popular music that continue to perpetuate it today.

Having used dating websites and apps for the last 10 years without much success, filmmaker Ehsan “Essy” Knopf is intrigued by the spell romantic tales continues to weave over us. He wonders,  just how did we as a culture come to be so lovesick – enamoured with the idea of romance and being in love?

With so many dating websites and apps now available, why is it now harder than ever to find our match? Online dating services and apps have made the process of finding our partners both convenient and “fun”, but are they creating checklist expectations, leaving us more lonely and unfulfilled than before?

The filmmaker

Ehsan Knopf - Series Director/Producer

Lovesick: The Web Series is directed, produced and hosted by LA-based writer and filmmaker Ehsan “Essy” Knopf.

Recently Ehsan completed work on his feature documentary, Flying Solo. Prior to this, he directed web documentary Finding Conan (2014). In 2013 he completed a Graduate Diploma in Documentary at the prestigious Australian Film, TV & Radio School (AFTRS), as well as several short films: The Talented Mr Digby, The Rise of AJ Domino and Jackey Jackey.

For more information, please visit his website.


CatLady – Soon2BeCatLady.com Q&A

Which dating services have I used? I feel like I’ve used every online dating website, and have tried several of the apps. I’ve used OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, eHarmony, Match, and Tinder seriously. Specifically to see what it’s about I’ve tried: Zoosk, WhatsYourPrice, Survivalist Singles (even though I am not prepared for the zombie Read more

Wilma Stordahl – MyDatingPrescription.com Q&A

I began my online dating journey in February 2011. I’ve used Match.com, PlentyofFish, OkCupid, eHarmony, How About We…, Tinder, Chemistry.com, and Craigslist (Yikes!) You can find a listing of the dates I’ve had from each site on the Men in Review page on my website. I resisted using eHarmony, but I’ve had the Read more

Join us

With the release of each webisode, filmmaker Ehsan “Essy” Knopf will join dating bloggers Clarissa Silva of yourejustadumbass.com and Wilma Stordahl of mydatingprescription.com to discuss key topics in a Google Hangout On Air. We invite all viewers to join us for some insightful and challenging debate. To watch these Hangouts follow Essy on Google + or check out our YouTube or Facebook page.


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Feel welcome to share your own thoughts on the challenges of our culture’s pursuit for love.

We promise to entertain you with some of the funniest and most entertaining posts on modern romance and online dating!


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