I'm trying to identify a story that appeared in a magazine late 1960s early 1970s, in which the protagonist is having a romance (mediated by some form of electronic communication) with a woman. Despite frequent plans to meet it never happens, and the reader, but not the protagonist, realizes that the woman is not real. Years later I realized that the "woman" must have been modeled on Weizenbaum's Eliza. Does this story seem familiar to anyone? I'm interested in people's desire to accept comforting illusions.


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