The Birth of Online Dating | 14


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Depending on who you talk to, the introduction of online dating in 1995 either revolutionized society or destroyed it.

On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the creation of online dating and how it became such a normal part of our lives.

We talk to the creator of and the first mainstream dating website about what inspired him to use the internet to solve the age-old problem of finding a perfect match.

And we unpack the data that has been collected by sociologists who have been studying online dating to understand how swiping left and right has impacted how we meet and who we meet.


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Gary Kremen, pioneer of online dating.

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David Kushner, author of The Player’s Ball: A Genius, A Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet’s Rise

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