Doug and Dana consider online dating a bust… until they meet each other on a dating website. Can they break the curse and find a real connection?
The Online Daters is a trilogy of shorts created by Hayride just after Eric completed film school. Part 1 focuses on a date between Doug and Carol. They met through the internet and when expectations meet reality, things get awkward. In Part 2, “The Complete Package,” Dana and her friend Elizabeth, both perpetually single, make a pact to join a dating site together. Whoever goes on the worst date gets a bottle of wine. Doug and Dana meet in Part 3, “Second First Date,” a personal favorite of Eric’s.