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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Online Dating

In the early 1990s, it was far more likely to meet someone with similar interests and goals online, because the only people online were fellow geeks. In fact, the first online dates resembled a game of Dungeons & Dragons, the entire date taking place in cyberspace with characters created by users.

As computers began to fill more and more households and the price of Internet access went down, the likelihood of meeting someone living nearby increased. New technology made it possible to send pictures. Internet connections became quicker than ever.

Still, online dating was considered strange, especially by women, who saw it as the depths of desperation (although random interviews reveal few who would admit they've even tried). Many ...

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