A dating Services is any
systematic means of improving matchmaking via rules or technology.
It is a specialized meeting system where the objective of the meeting,
be it live or phone or chat based, is to go on a live date with someone,
with usually romantic implications. Recently, "couple-dating" and
"friend-dating" systems have also become popular, especially among those
who met on dating systems and enjoy the interactions, but have settled
down with mates.
A notable and recent live dating system that does not seem to have
arisen in traditional matchmaking is speed dating, which relies to some
degree on the transportation and communication facilities of a modern
society, and reflects its accelerated pace of life.
These live dating systems do not typically impose a great deal of
structure on the actual interaction between the individuals considering
going on dates. This article is concerned with actual 'systems' that do
more than simple introductions, and where interactions are often strongly
structured, down to the details:
"Computer dating" systems of later 20th century, especially popular in the
1960s and 1970s, before the rise of sophisticated phone and computer
systems, gave customers forms that they filled out with important
tolerances and preferences, which were "matched by computer" to determine
"compatibility" of the two customers.
"Video dating" systems of the 1980s and 1990s especially, where
customers gave a performance on (typically VHS tape) video, which was
viewable by other customers, usually in private, in the same facility.
Some services would record and play back videos for men and women on
alternate days to minimize the chance that customers would meet each other
on the street.
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"Phone dating" systems of about the same vintage, where customers call
a common voice mail or phone-chat server at a common local phone
number, and are connected with other (reputed) singles, and typically
charged by the minute as if it were a long-distance call (often a very
expensive one). A key problem of such systems was that they were hard
to differentiate from a phone porn service or "phone sex" where female
operators are paid to arouse male customers, and have no intention of
dating them, ever.
Online dating services of the 1990s and today, which may incorporate a
form-, video-, or audio-/phone-based component, integrating them into
a single "profile" and providing multiple means to communicate
(including the telephone).
There are also dating game shows, e.g. Blind Date, The 5th Wheel, The
Bachelor, in which a high degree of support and aids are provided to
individuals seeking dates. These are described more fully in an
article on them alone, and in the related article on "reality game
shows" that often include or motivate romantic episodes between
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the world's only government-run dating system.
The concept of dating is also used in the business world and known as
B2B Matchmaking, Business Speed Dating or Brokerage Events. In
contradiction to virtual social networking platforms, real meetings
between business people are the focus. Trade fair organizations e.g.
find this concept an added value for their exhibitors, because it
gives them the opportunity of advanced planned meetings.
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