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.
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.
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.
Stigmas against online dating have pretty much faded away, and many of those who are successful in finding their mates online are willing to brag about it.For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.Other people are more concerned about how long it takes to set up a profile or how easy it is to communicate with matches.A robust mobile app has also become a key factor for on-the-move singles.