The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.
Why not sign up for an account and take our personality compatibility test today?
It’s free and may be just what you need to start you off in your quest for that special someone.
And for people who have no interest in serious dating and just want to find people to hook up with?
Online is a much better way to accomplish that too.
Lucy, an IBM Programme Manager who met Pete through Parship two years ago, says: “I loved the compatibility test where I then stood a chance of meeting someone who I really was compatible with.
Because of this, I believe there is true honesty on the site by those who take the time to complete their profiles in detail and the compatibility test.
As for the current online dating options—they strike me as a good first crack at this by humanity, but the kind of thing we’ll significantly improve on to the point where the way it was done in 2014 will seem highly outdated in not too many years.
Now that the stigma has diminished, you know this industry is going to race ahead because there’s so much money to be made by whoever can be innovative.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.