Origin of dating websites


06-Mar-2020 04:53

One was written by a “gentleman about 30 years of age” who “would willingly match himself to some good young gentlewoman that has a fortune of 3000£ or thereabout, and he will make settlement to content.” That’s some real 17th-century romance right there.Since homosexuality was illegal during this time, but newspaper ads were the main way to meet someone, gay men would use code words to avoid being persecuted or even executed, according to a PBS infographic on the history of love and technology.Years later, e Harmony is going stronger than ever.Launched in 2004, Ok Cupid was another unique dating site to come onto the scene and give men and women a different process to try.

Another unique aspect to e Harmony was that it found and delivered all of the matches for its members — no searching required on their part.

The site has been paving the way for others to follow suit ever since.