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Meet some of the first couples to date over dial-up, and then get married

Posted on Saturday, February 15th, 2020




In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. It is cuffing season after all.


It’s almost become unusual for people to not meet their partner online. That wasn’t always the case. 

Twenty-nine percent of heterosexual and 65 percent of same-sex couples meet online. Over 20 billion matches have been made since Tinder launched in 2012.

But when Match.com, one of the first mainstream dating sites, was founded in 1993, it was taboo to talk about online dating. And that stigma, which we’ve since shorn as a dating public, lasted for years

We took a trip through time and spoke to couples who met on Match roughly two decades ago. They opened up about the stigma, their love stories, and challenges they had to overcome. Here are their stories.  Read more…

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