When you think online dating, what comes to mind?
Even though I haven’t had to make the foray into the murky world of online dating, the first name that pops up in my mind is definitely “match.com.”
Their website boasts,
“Who’s on Match.com? Your neighbors, coworkers and more. Match.com members form a diverse, global community of singles who share common goals – to meet other singles, find dates, form romantic relationships and meet life partners. Young and old alike, gay and straight, from everywhere around the world, singles come to Match.com to flirt, meet, date, have fun, fall in love and to form meaningful, loving relationships.”
As my group of friends and family approach our 30s (what the?!), I hear about more and more people who are venturing into trying some sort of version of online dating, and I can’t say that I blame them. If I happened to be suddenly single, aside from hoping that somehow Channing Tatum would live a real-life reversal of his role in The Vow and wake up thinking that I was his wife, there is no way you would ever catch me doing anything remotely close to a bar scene. Online dating would totally make sense to me.
So being the curious writer that I am, I had to do a little research on the history of the online matchmaking world, and I was surprised to find out that there are a few things I didn’t know about how this love match made in Internet heaven all got started…
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