History of Online Dating : History of Online Dating The first major Internet dating Web site was the combination of kiss.com and match.com, which were both registered by the same person in 1994 and 1995. The market exploded from there and by 1996, there were 16 dating websites listed on Yahoo!. In 1998, Internet dating got a cultural boost with the release of the movie “You’ve Got Mail” staring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Even though this movie didn’t directly focus on online dating, it put meeting someone of the Web in a positive light and showcased the Web as a tool for bringing people together. In 2002, dating sites changed as a result of the idea of “social networking” by friendmaster and MySpace. Still, online dating was a byproduct of these social networking websites. With MySpace, people couple meet potential mates on the Web without going to a site dedicated to that cause. These websites are also used by those not seeking a partner at all. In 2004 was the founding of Facebook. Despite this wave of social networking, online dating has continued to thrive. In 2007, Americans spent over 500 million on online dating, making it the second highest industry for “paid content” on the Web Currently, there are online dating sites for virtually every city, every sexual orientation, every desired relationship, every religion, every race and almost every hobby.
Online Dating Sites: cost- most online dating sites have a initial and/or monthly fee. -some sites even have a tremendous number of customer complaints related to billing practices, fake dating profiles and other questionable marketing tactics. goal- designed to help you meet and connect with someone with romantic agendas in mind. who uses them? – single adults and the number of active members is relatively small. Use them with the sole purpose of meeting someone. cons-It’s common for people to exaggerate their characteristics or circumstances in order to make a good impression and attract more potential...
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