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Computer Dating Services Aren’t What They Used To Be

If you’re searching for a “computer dating service” then the chances are good that
you’re a single man or woman who is interested in finding an internet based dating
service. If so, you’re in luck because you’ll find plenty of information on this website
about online dating.
However, if you found your way here because you searched for “computer dating
services” you may be interested to learn that computer dating services are not
strictly the same as online dating services. Yes, some people use the term
“computer dating services” in reference to “online dating services”, but the truth is
computer dating services actually predate the internet.
Whilst the first online dating service was born in 1995, the first computer dating
service was born way back in 1957. Whereas now single men and women all over
the world can simply jump on the internet and search for a prospective partner to
chat with in real time, the original computer dating services worked from more of a
paper-based, manual process.
When computer dating services first began more than 50 years ago, single men and
women would approach real world dating agencies (there was no internet back
then!). They would complete a series of forms with information about themselves,
which was essentially yesteryear’s version of creating an online profile. The dating
agency would take the forms and translate the information into a format that could
be input into the early computer matchmaking programs, usually via a card reader.
The earliest of these was an IBM computer, which would read the cards and
compare the information to find a match. Once a match was found the computer
had done its job. The process then went back into human hands and the dating
agency would broker contact between the two single people.
Though it may seem an archaic way of dating, computer dating services operated in
a way that is very similar to the way online dating works today. Sure, modern
technology has removed the need for forms and replaced card readers with web
browsers, but the dating agency is still involved and, whilst the process is more
sophisticated and automated, the objective remains exactly the same – to match
profiles of likeminded individuals for the purpose of finding a suitable person to
date.
Perhaps the biggest different between the computer dating services of decades past
and online dating services of today is acceptance. Thanks to the internet, online
dating has become socially acceptable and no longer an embarrassing activity to
participate in and talk about. Millions of single men and women of all shapes, sizes
and belief systems are active members of literally thousands of online dating
services and are happy to tell you about it. And of course this is fortunate, because
loneliness should not be something anyone has to continue experiencing when

If you’re single and searching.there are many likeminded single individuals out there wanting to meet new friends or partners. Within minutes you could be chatting to your soul mate. try an online dating service. It won’t take you long to find a service you feel comfortable to try a membership with. . Most offer free trials and the ability to browse personal ads without divulging any of your personal information or details. You live in a lucky time where computer dating services are not what they used to be.