This is a timeline of online dating services that also includes broader events related to technology-assisted dating (not just online dating).
Cam share (audio not enabled) costs six credits a minute. The Fortune article observes: "And thanks to people like me willing to pay to talk with beautiful young women like Anastasia – who was paid to respond – the trade is doing pretty well".Operation Match (part of Compatibility Research Inc.) launches.Started by Jeff Tarr and Vaughan Morrill at Harvard. "In one distribution of questionnaires, he drew eleven thousand responses at each, or ,000 in gross profits, about 0,000 in today's dollars." Classifieds made a comeback in America in the 1960s and 1970s, encouraged by the era's inclination toward individualism and social exhibitionism.Some companies even offer services such as homing devices to alert users when another user is within thirty feet of one another.Some systems involve bluetooth technology to connect users in locations such as bars and clubs. These systems are actually more popular in some countries in Europe and Asia than online dating.