Online dating or Internet dating is a system that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internetusually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms generally websites or applications for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices. Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. Ong in It was started as a proof-of-concept for Electric Classifieds  which aimed to provide classified advertising systems for newspapers.
Christian Mingle is an online dating service that caters to Christian singles. The service is one of a number of demographically focused online match-making websites operated by Spark Networks. Christian Mingle was launched in by Spark Networks.
Jdate is an online dating service aimed at Jewish singles. The service is one of a number of demographically focused online match-making websites operated by Spark NetworksInc. Jdate was founded in by Alon Carmel and Joe Shapira. After the launch, membership grew rapidly by word of mouth in tight-knit Jewish communities.
EliteSingles is designed for educated and successful single professionals seeking a committed, long-term relationship with someone who fits their high demands. Its users benefit from a smart matchmaking system that provides them with quality matches. This is why EliteSingles is the platform of choice for those successful professionals who have already experienced serious relationships, know what they want, and are ready to love again.
This is a timeline of online dating services that also includes broader events related to technology-assisted dating not just online dating. Where there are similar services, only major ones or "the first of its kind" are listed. Classifieds made a comeback in America in the s and s, encouraged by the era's inclination toward individualism and social exhibitionism.
You also agree to receive marketing messages from eHarmony and understand that you may unsubscribe at any time. Traditional Internet dating can be challenging for those singles looking for love that lasts - but eharmony is not a traditional dating site. Of all the single men or women you may meet online, very few will be compatible with you specifically, and it can be difficult to determine the level of compatibility of a potential partner through methods of conventional dating services — browsing classified ads, online personals, or viewing profile photos.
Things were simple: meet and mate. It took many years for our ancestors to develop the capacity for love. There are overlaying emotions, of course, like fear, ambition, and drive; but if one goes way below the surface, they will discover the desire to belong.
Adult dating or no-strings-attached dating is a variant of a traditional online dating service. Where traditional services aim to bringing people together for the purposes of a meaningful relationship or friendship, adult dating is aimed at those who are seeking short-term sexual encounters. Many adult dating sites focus on the local aspect of finding a match.