History of Internet Dating Services
Dating has changed drastically since its establishment. It once consisted of first date proposals and fathers making deals with other fathers about whom their daughters will marry. But recently, in the past three decades, dating has become more of a process; during this process daters weed out people who they feel aren’t marriage potential even if thediscarded numbers are large. Even more recently, the combination of these generational changes resulted in one type of service that caters to all types of daters, the Internet dating service. The first online dating service (www.Match.com) was created in 1995 and, as of 2002, has had 26.6 million people registered. The services were initially very simple and only matched people based on profiles of likesand dislikes but now many dating services have evolved, having specific requirements for memberships. For example, www.veggiedate.org is an online dating service that caters specifically to vegetarians and requires a declaration of vegetarian strictness when setting up a personal ad on the site. In America alone thousands of Internet dating services exist and all of them have the same purpose, togive everyone in the world the freedom and flexibility to date who they want and when they want.
A Net dating service, also known as online dating or internet dating, is an example of a dating system and allows individuals, couples and groups to meet online and possibly develop a romantic relationship. Net dating services provide un-moderated matchmaking through the use of personal computers,the Internet, or even cell phones.
Such services generally allow people to provide personal information, then search for other individuals using criteria such as age range, gender and location. Most sites allow members to upload photos of themselves and browse the photos of others. Sites may offer additional services, such as webcasts, online chat, and message boards. Sites sometimes allow peopleto register for free but may offer services which require a monthly fee.
Many sites are broad-based, with members from a variety of backgrounds looking for different types of relationships. Other sites are more specific, based on the type of members, interests, location, or relationship desired.
A dating system is any systemic means of improving matchmaking via rules ortechnology. It is a specialized meeting system where the objective of the meeting, be it live or phone or chat based, is to go on a live date with someone, with usually romantic implications. Recently, "couple-dating" and "friend-dating" systems have also become popular, especially among those who met on dating systems and enjoy the interactions, but have settled down with mates.
The history of datingsystems is as interesting as the history of technologies that support them. Live dating systems or methods are usually not considered as separate from the matchmaking process, which often employs games or rules or rituals in many cultures, so these are discussed in more depth in that article.
A notable and recent live dating system that does not seem to have arisen in traditional matchmaking isspeed dating, which relies to some degree on the transportation and communication facilities of a modern society, and reflects its accelerated pace of life.
Speed date Organization
Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates", usually lasting from 3 to 8 minutes depending on the organization running the event. At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bellor clinks a glass to signal the participants to move on to the next date. At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to. If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties. Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure (especially on women) to...
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