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Tinder Will Look Quaint Beside the Future of Digital Dating

Posted August 15th 2016

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via Digital Trends

Vox recently analyzed data from 35 years’ worth of wedding announcements in The New York Times, and found that “online” now ranks as the third most common way people meet — second only to “school” and “mutual friend.” In the older-than-40 age range, it creeps into the second spot.

We already trust our computers to do our shopping and banking, why shouldn’t the fruits of the home computer revolution help us find love? Online dating will be a $2 billion industry in 2016, according to market research firm Ibisworld. And the rise of the smartphone is only going to increase that adoption.

Online dating was once seen as an inferior way of meeting people, but since their advent general opinion has slowly shifted. Digital Trends details the evolution of online dating services, how they’ve entered the mainstream and where they are going in the future.