So how has online dating really changed over the years and how does the world of online dating look like in 2017?
Today’s society is no longer shy about using the help of a website to find true love.
Their products have evolved a lot over the years, going from the old-fashioned personal ad layouts to the complex enhanced matchmaking systems they are now.
The amount of information provided to daters nowadays is enhanced by the modern technology that works alongside it.
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The World Wide Web has periodically changed the way we live, work, shop, travel, communicate and date over the last couple of decades.
While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.
The data has been gathered from such sources as blogs, online newspaper and magazine articles, company financial statements, company advertising information packages, the actual dating service website, and multiple website measurement services.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.
Ok Cupid was initially owned by Humor Rainbow, Inc.
Ok Cupid's founders (Chris Coyne, Christian Rudder, Sam Yagan, and Max Krohn) were students at Harvard University when they gained recognition for their creation of The Spark and, later, Spark Notes.
Matchmaking itself has existed for centuries but its modern definition translates into something very different these days.
The very first matchmaking websites (Match, Plenty Of Fish, e Harmony) came about in the mid-90s.