Internet dating technology

28 Feb

We have, for example, ignored pagers, even though many nascent relationships were probably scuppered by them around 1994 when some poor deluded fool showed his off in the restaurant in the belief that it made him look important. Mercifully, the advent of the Short Message Service allowed inarticulate youths everywhere to express their interest in an indecipherable mix of abbreviated verbs and smiley faces made out of brackets and semicolons.

Younger readers may be alarmed to hear that, not that long ago, if you met someone you liked in a bar, you would actually have to ring them the next day. For those of us who still like to use whole sentences, there is also a certain haiku-like appeal in attempting to be charming in 160 characters.

Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.

Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.

This led to all sorts of appalling situations, like having to speak to one's intended's mother, or father, or husband.

That marvellous little walkie-talkie device in your hip pocket really does save you all sorts of bother, young man. If you were late, it meant an agonising quarter-hour wait for the prospective partner, wondering whether they'd been stood up, or had a cruel prank played on them, like Mrs Krabappel in The Simpsons.

The adoption of technology has changed the way we connect and converse with others in our society and dating is no exception.

With the invention of social media it is difficult to imagine anyone going on a blind date again—why would they need to?

Love is often called the supreme emotion, with romantic love considered a peak experience.

But in today’s world of Internet dating and social media, the path to finding romantic love may be more difficult to navigate than ever, according to Aziz Ansari, author of the new book, humorous book exploring how technology has evolved along with the search for love and how it has shaped our romantic relationships.

I was watching this video in which a cross section of people, were asked to use Tinder to find people they would go on a date with.

What they found is that people’s response to their love life was much more optimistic once they had used Tinder.