Kiss.com becomes the first modern dating website in 1994, followed by match.com in 1995. By 1996, there are 16 online dating sites listed in Yahoo!s directory. Also launched: FriendFinder (and later Adult FriendFinder) (1996), OneAndOnly .com (1996) and JDate (1997).
When was the first online dating site created?
As technology developed, so did the age-old meet cute. In 1995, the worlds first online dating website was launched in the form of Match.com. Lonely hearts rejoiced as they could now meet and flirt with potential matches without having to change out of their pajamas.
When did dating apps get popular?
Then, with the launch of Tinder in 2012, smartphone-owning people of all sexualities could start looking for love, or sex, or casual dating in their area, and it quickly became the most popular platform on the market. Today, there is no shortage of dating apps available.