The landscape of technology is constantly changing, which means so are many aspects of our lives. Before dating sites came along in the mid-1990s, most people were meeting their partners through friends, work, or classified ads in the newspaper.Today, there are millions of people on thousands of dating sites looking for their perfect match, whether that’s for a hookup, date, relationship, or marriage.
Hands down, Match is the most popular, as well as the most established, dating site, having grown to 23.5 million users and counting since their 1995 launch. There's also a man, floating there with me, dressed casually in a T-shirt and pants.From e Harmony to JDate to Tinder to Grindr, the tech industry has found ever more interesting and unusual ways to use apps to pair us up.Now computers are capable enough and tech is cheap enough that VR could actually become mainstream.Since then, companies from Google to Sony to Microsoft and Apple have gotten involved in VR tech in some way. People are already using the tech for education, architecture, communication, history, entertainment and even a novel form of exposure therapy (imagine putting an arachnophobe "in" a room with spiders).
Now, some developers are imagining how it can be used to go on dates.With this growing industry comes a lot of information that’s worth knowing.We’ve compiled a list of 21 good, bad, and just plain weird statistics on online dating that will blow your mind.If you're Jess from a date, trying to actually pencil in a date when you have a killer career and family priorities, and dodging increasingly inappropriate comments about your love life from family.Here, women who've been there, done that share the strangest things that come with dating as a 30-year-old boss lady.Oh, and another thing from the real world being recreated in the virtual one: texting.