Cyber dating has grown in popularity and respectability since the advent of online personals in the mid-1990s.
Computer dating began in the 1960s, when scientists used mainframe computers to match people based on interests and appearances.
The Internet is emerging as a social technology, which is responsible for this new genre of interpersonal relationships, that twenty years ago, would have only been accomplished primarily through face-to-face interaction.
What was limited to being a beneficial component of American national security, has blossomed into the worldwide information super highway and focal point for businesses, governments and individuals around the world.Perhaps, most notably, the Internet has evolved into an international social microcosm, where online communities are born, social networks thrive, and even romantic partners are found.“…the invention of the Internet does not merely give a new tool for information collection and circulation; it creates a virtual world that awakens and develops nations”(3) In the examination of these developing cyber civilizations and virtual worlds, it becomes apparent that the conventional means and methods of attaining and sustaining a romantic relationship are now accompanied by a new, increasingly popular medium.Join a Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira on Saturday, February 12, 2011 for a very special edition of Ask the Cyber Dating Expert Radio Show. Gian Gonzaga, editor of the e Harmony Guide to Dating the Second Time...more For the season finale of Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show, we are featuring Lori Cheek, founder of Cheekd online dating flirt cards. Find out what are the flirtiest cards in the deck...