As the human race evolves and changes over time, so does technology.
Two simple words that, when united in a sentence, can be interpreted in so many ways.
At its core, “online dating” isn’t something we just started doing 5, 10 or even 20 years ago.
What we can access and share now is completely different to what we were able to 20 years ago.
When I was a 14-year-old student, (and that was exactly 20 years ago), it was all about “the pager.” We didn’t have cell phones, we didn’t communicate much via email, and we didn’t utilize the computer for social media.
One of the earliest personals ever placed was by a 30-year-old man, with "a very good estate', announcing he was in search of 'some good young gentlewoman that has a fortune of £3,000 or thereabouts." (£3,000 is equivalent to roughly £300,000 today.
#Shamelessly Seeking Sugar Momma...) 1700s: Personal Ads for Homosexual Safety Personal ads were one of the only ways for the gay and lesbian communities to meet discreetly and safely at this time.