Not only does the Web allow us to find people in our area, but it allows us to see, hear learn a great deal about them.With images, audio and databases of personal data, the Web is not just a new way to meet others, but an incredibly efficient one.
In 1700, barely a decade after the invention of the modern newspaper, the first matrimonial service was created.
These services ran ads on behalf of single men and women who were desperate to find a good husband or wife.
At the time, being single past 21 carried with it a deep stigma and turning to a matrimonial service, for either sex, was seen as an act of desperation.
Still, many matches resulted from these services and many members of 18th-century society found love this way, even if it was something rarely talked about during its time.
The matrimonial services from that century were just the beginning of the pairing of technology and dating.
Newspapers would also provide personal ads, which often relied on the telephone to send/receive messages, VHS brought us video dating and, more recently, the Internet brought us online dating.Of course, the use of the Web to find romantic partners should surprise no one.Perhaps more than any other revolution in communication, the use of the Web for dating makes sense. Today my Sean and I share some insight on what makes us tik as friends. "I move slow and steady, but I feel like a waterfall. Past the ones that we use to know." Song of the Day: Of Monsters and Men - Slow and Steady jc Pq LGSH_o MAmy Webb was having no luck with online dating.The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse).So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet.