In the 1998 novel "About A Boy," Will Freeman (played by Hugh Grant in the film version) meets women by showing up to meetings of Single Parents Alone Together and pretending he is a father.
It was a clever way for author Nick Hornby to introduce Fiona Brewer into the plot.
But I was reminded this week that the same thing happened on Growing Pains eight years earlier in an episode in which Mike Seaver scored a date with a woman he met at a Parents Without Mates meeting.1
1The scheme was really Eddie's idea, not Mike's. But the fact that I know that only proves two things: I was a loser on Oct. 10, 1990 (when the episode first aired), and I remain a loser since I watched the episode again this week.