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Matrimonial Ads In The 1900s

  • The rural parts of America started making use of personal ads for matrimony.
  • Lonely soldiers of WWI sought pen pals using these ads, giving rise to the friendship ads, the whole personal ads trend went mainstream.
  • The ‘Lonely Hearts’ trend invited prosecution from the British police, due to its suspicious nature.
  • The internet gave rise to online dating with the world’s first computer date-matching service invented in 1965, where for $3 one could find a match by answering a questionnaire.

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The History of Online Dating From 1695 to Now

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