She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.
At a press launch, Facebook reps showed off the new product, explaining that it could be used to search for restaurants, or for job recruiting.
At one point, a Facebook employee stood to demonstrate a search for “friends of my friends who are single and living in San Francisco.” And that’s when Facebook entered the online dating game, doing away with what was, until now, a fragile divide between quotidian online activity and the act of browsing for potential mates.
In 2003, a young Mark Zuckerberg sat in front of his computer and instant-messaged a friend.
Back then, “the facebook thing” was still a rough idea, and 18-year-old Zuckerberg was trying to finesse the concept. “I don’t think people would sign up for the facebook thing if they knew it was for dating,” Zuckerberg wrote.
On the day of the announcement, the stock price of Inter Active Corp—the parent site of online dating behemoths —dropped by more than two per cent. Over the past two decades, the Internet has become a fixture of the modern-day romance plot.
In the early ’90s, just one per cent of new relationships began online.Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.You can do almost anything online these days: Check a bank balance, buy shoes, choose a mattress, order a cab.