A recent report issued by the New York Times weighs in explaining why numbers and formulas are unlikely to help forge the perfect couple.Hang on a minute, wasn't online dating designed to reduce the complexities of finding a partner in the first place?Below is a look at the history of online dating: Stanford students Jim Harvey and Phil Fialer try their hand at matchmaking while conducting a class project for the “Happy Families Planning Services.” Using a punch card questionnaire and an IBM 650 mainframe computer, Harvey and Fialer matched 49 men and 49 women.Before online dating websites launched, the World Wide Web was publically available for people to explore.Since its inception, the idea of 'dating' has changed quite a bit.Dating used to consist of first dates that ended with marriage proposals, or families making marriage deals between their children.
To the average person, thanks to bad press and other contributing factors, online dating has become somewhat of an un-trusted source for meeting people.
Since the rise of online dating over the past decade, many dating websites have come and gone.
A common complaint shared by seasoned online daters who have tried various dating sites is that, rarely do the multitude of matchmaking services live up to their claims.
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.