“It can be hard to meet people when you’re busy,” she explains.
“So rather than putting all your efforts into having a night out and hoping you might meet someone, there’s a lot more certainty to it.
Where there are similar services, only major ones or "the first of its kind" are listed.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
News stations would do Valentine’s Day stories on the popularity of using the Internet to find love.
And suddenly shy people found an even playing field for looking for love as they felt more bold behind a monitor.