|History Online Dating|
History Online Dating
In bygone days seniors meet their dates through family members, family friends, social friends, social events, in high school, college, church or personal ads. Today these are still ways to meet a mate but online dating accounts for approximate 20% of successful matchmaking. Online dating has become a popular trend all over the world with China having the largest online dating market. Baby boomers maybe wondering how did online dating come about and how did it become so popular.
Online dating is a reflection of the time. The Internet and dating have merged and is a part of the Internet revolution. In Internet allows people to search for partners locally or internationally. Dating services provide members profiles, images, videos, chat rooms and email communications. Additionally, some services provide compatibility matches. Without leaving the comfort of your computer members are able to find out a great deal about a prospective date.
There is still a stigma with online dating. The stigma is that a person must me desperate for a mate if looking for a mate online. Because of online dating success stories that stigma is lessening every year.
Prodigy, America Online and other Internet service providers offered forums and chat rooms for singles. These single chat rooms and forums created a online dating culture. In 1994 and 1995 kiss.com and match.com registered dating sites. By 1996 there were 16 online dating sites. Today there are more than 1,400 online dating sites. Online dating got a cultural boost with the movie "You've Got Mail" starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. In 2002 Friendster, My Space,"social networking" was introduced. Social networking can be used for business advertising, business networking, social networking, finding friends and mates. Social networking has expanded with Facebook and Twitter. Social networking used to find a mate are free services.
In spite of free online dating services, USA in 2007 accounted for over $500,000,000.00 in revenues. Presently, the online dating market continues to grown and gaining in population.. As technology advances dating services are able to provide additional services. Dating services have branched out into niche dating. Niche dating provides dating concentration. The dating community is not one size fits all. Individuals have unique requirements for a mate. Niche dating combine one or more categories based on individual requirements. Niche dating a striving online dating business including: Single dating, Single Parent dating, Senior dating, Asian dating, Black dating, Interracial dating, Latin dating, Christian dating, Catholic dating, Jewish dating, Executive dating, Big and Beautiful Women, Green dating, Pet Lovers, Military dating, Local dating, National dating, International dating and More.
Online dating is not a fad but here is stay. Online dating is the combination of advanced technology and people meeting people. As technology progresses online services enhance. Currently, online dating is the second largest subscription based Internet service. Online dating is a growing trend in USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, China, India and More.
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