Before we begin our journey into the world of modern dating, we first need some context. According to Wikipedia, Happy Family Planning services was the first recorded dating service. This service was started in 1959 by Jim Harvey and Phil Fialer as a class project at Stanford. Jump to 1995 and Match.com was launched online. Since Match.com, a variety of website and apps were created, including the notorious Ashley Madison, a website specifically created for people who wanted to have affairs while in a relationship, that was hacked in 2015.
With the popularity of dating apps now, there is a variety of apps to choose from. These apps vary in audience, such as LGBTQ+, and types of interactions, such as finding serious relationships or hookups. Let’s break them down.
Popular dating apps:
While most dating apps, such as Tinder, have the option for LGBTQ+ use, some apps have been created by and specifically for this audience.
Photo 1: https://medium.com/@addyosmani/a-tinder-progressive-web-app-performance-case-study-78919d98ece0
Photo 2: http://fortune.com/2016/10/11/hinge-new-dating-app/
Photo 3: https://www.dating-apps.com/datingapplications/her-dating-app-review/