In 1995, the world’s first online dating website was launched in the form of Match.com. Lonely hearts rejoiced as they could now meet and flirt with potential matches without having to change out of their pajamas.
Furthermore, who started the online dating?
Well before there was Tinder, Bumble, MeetMe, Hinge, and Grindr, there was Match.com. The company, which bills itself as the pioneer of the online dating industry, is credited with creating the first online dating website in 1995 so singles “are more likely to find someone special.”
Also know, what was the very first online dating site?
Why was online dating created?
When the first modern newspaper was invented, people bought personal ads to discreetly connect and communicate with one another in hopes of finding love or sex. But, when the Internet was conceived, it connected us all, thus personal ads went digital and the Internet dating service was born.
That same year, Dateline, which would become Britain’s biggest and best-known computer dating service and the pre-internet answer to Tinder, was born.
On that note, while 30% of U.S. adults have used online dating, only 12% of U.S. adults said they found a committed relationship or got married as a result of that usage (or 39% of online daters).