The emergence of the first online dating is related to the development of commercial internet, which occurred in the first half of the 90s. The first internet dating site was most likely founded in 1994. At that time, there were only about 10 million internet users in the world. A few years later, in 2000, the internet had about 250 million users worldwide.
The biggest boom in the internet experienced erotic sites. And it was the development of eroticism that set the direction in which the Internet will go in the future. All technological innovations and gadgets were first tested on erotic sites and various erotic services. And why? Because there have always been the most users to test these innovations. And if the newly introduced features have proven to be well received by internet users, they could then be used in other areas of the internet. And this holds true today (see the use of virtual or augmented reality).
At the beginning of internet dating, email services, discussion forums, and chat rooms dominated over dating. Only later began their own online dating and first social networks. In recent years the boom of online dating sites has been enormous. And no wonder. No one wants to be alone, everyone needs someone, everyone is looking for someone. And so every day, thousands of new relationships arise for a lifetime or just one night.