The famous opening line of Jane Austen's classic book 'Pride and Prejudice' runs as follows: It is estimated that the first personal ad was placed around the end of the 17th century and its popularity really took off in the early 18th century. However this does not mean it was a socially acceptable way of looking for a spouse. The first woman to ever place a personal ad was Helen Morrison. She was even sent to an asylum by the government for four weeks, for it was believed she was mentally unstable.
Topic 1.1 Group Discussion Thoughts on Online dating
General Discussion of Online Dating | LibraryThing Singles Group | LibraryThing
A new report says most Americans think online dating is a good way to meet people. Almost 60 per cent of Internet users said there is nothing wrong with trying to find a partner on the Internet. This has changed from ten years ago when the figure was 44 per cent. The report is from the Pew Research Center.
Dating apps as part of our culture
While I was researching this topic, I found this video on You Tube. The video is called The History of Online Dating. Although there is a small historical element, it is an interview with three young people who give their reasons for using or not using an online dating service.
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