A Brief History of Online Dating

A Brief History of Online Dating” — Bloomberg, 2019, 3:44https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp-5wklvh10

How has digital matchmaking evolved over time? This short video gives us a brief overview of the practice with some discussion about why platforms have changed. The narrative is technology-based but this could spark discussions related to culture. How has online dating affected cultural dating norms? How might culture affect the design, purpose, and popularity of online dating? What might online dating of the future look like?

From the video’s description: In 1959 computer scientists started getting interested in personal relationships. Back then, they used a five ton computer and it took three weeks for couples to be matched. Now it’s just a momentary swipe of a finger. This is the Brief History of online dating.