Guy who can't buy a date gets free eHarmony accountYou remember Brett Petersel. He's the self-promoting Silicon Alley tech-meetup organizer who opened widened himself to public ridicule by posting a Facebook note offering $25 to anyone who'd set him up on a date. Maybe you felt bad for him. Don't. So far the Lodwickesque exhibitionism is paying off. Petersel says his Facebook inbox is jammed full and yes, gay-hating dating site eHarmony gave him a free membership. But then came Petersel's really bad idea.

Petersel told me he and fellow wantrepreneur Oz Sultan plan to launch a dating-advice widget for Facebook. That's kind of like ExxonMobil opening a resort on Prince William Sound. Here's a better idea, Brett. See if BrettandJulia.com is still available to register.