Dating apps first appeared in 1995, when Match.com was first launched.
This website allowed singles to upload profiles and photos and chat with people online.
This app was intended to meet people seeking long-term relationships.
eHarmony was developed in 2000, and two years later, Ashley Madison, a site specializing in adultery and cheating, was first launched.
Many other dating sites with their own target demographics, such as OKCupid (2004), Plenty of Fish (2006), Grindr (2009), and Happn (2013), will be established in the next 10-15 years. I did.
Launched in 2012, Tinder was the first “swipe” based dating platform.
Since its first launch, its usage has snowballed, and by March 2014, there were 1 billion games per day worldwide.
Whitney Wolfe Herd, co-founder of Tinder, launched Bumble in 2014. Bumble is a dating app that empowers women by allowing only women to send their first message.
The popularity of mobile dating apps such as Tinder, Badoo, and more recently Bumble is due to the growing number of young users with busy schedules.
In the 1990s, online dating was stigmatized because it was considered a last resort and a desperate attempt to find love.
This belief has disappeared, and now about one-third of marriages are between couples who meet online.
A 2014 survey found that 84% of dating app users use online dating services to find romantic relationships.
24% say they explicitly used online dating apps for sexual encounters.