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This legitimacy caused the major Internet players, including both Yahoo! During the dot-com boom of the late 90s and early 2000s, there were several other high-profile dating site acquisitions However, as with most budding Web businesses, the dot com crash in 2001/2002 brought much of the frenzy to an end and changed the online world.However, for dating sites, the change came more from the launch of Friendster and Myspace in 2002.In 1700, barely a decade after the invention of the modern newspaper, the first matrimonial service was created.These services ran ads on behalf of single men and women who were desperate to find a good husband or wife.Though there were other dating sites at the time, most focused on international dating and had more in common with “mail order bride” services than the dating sites we know today. By 1996 there were 16 dating Web sites listed in Yahoo!, which was a directory at the time, and other powerhouses such as and Oneand had already started up.
In some circles meeting a boyfriend/girlfriend or even a spouse online is viewed as a sign of desperation. As more and more people meet their significant others online, the stigma against it is deteriorating.Even before the Web itself was created, bulletin board services and newsgroups played host to a variety of Internet dating activities, many of them unintended.In addition to newsgroups and forums created for posting of personal ads, similar to what was going on in newspapers at the time, locals were meeting in city-oriented rooms and people with similar interests were meeting and becoming attached in forums of similar interest.In 1998, Internet dating got a cultural boost with the release of the movie “You’ve Got Mail”.The movie, which reunited “Sleepless in Seattle’s” Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, focused on two business rivals who hated each other in person but fell in love over the Web.
Much of this was spurred on by the Internet service providers themselves.