Created online dating

06 Jan

Newspapers would also provide personal ads, which often relied on the telephone to send/receive messages, VHS brought us video dating and, more recently, the Internet brought us online dating.The stigma of online dating has been slowly lifting, due in large part to the rise of social networking.Though the majority of marriages still meet through more traditional means, nearly everyone on the Web has met someone or made a friend online.Not only does the Web allow us to find people in our area, but it allows us to see, hear learn a great deal about them.With images, audio and databases of personal data, the Web is not just a new way to meet others, but an incredibly efficient one.

This doesn’t mean that online dating has lost all of its stigma.

In some circles meeting a boyfriend/girlfriend or even a spouse online is viewed as a sign of desperation. As more and more people meet their significant others online, the stigma against it is deteriorating.

With those sites, the idea of online “social networking” was born and online dating was a byproduct of that.

People could meet potential boyfriends or girlfriends on the Web without going to a site dedicated to the cause.

The end result is that, according to Online Dating Magazine, nearly 20 million people visit at least one online dating site every month and 120,000 marriages every year take place, at least in part, due to online dating.