Fox invented the Internet in the early 80’s, online dating has been around for almost ever.For as long as humans have felt the need to mate, many have recognized that finding an appropriate mate can be difficult.Originally, online dating was referred to as a personal classified ad in a newspaper.
In the early days of what would become online dating, many people looked down upon those finding love in unconventional ways.
They thought these people were looking for love in all the wrong places and that they would find no fine girls, simply ugly faces.
In the 17’s if you had not managed to find a spouse by the age of 21, people would attach a stigma to you.
Still, the losers of the sexual marketplace were not deterred.
These men placed personal ads in newspapers and hired ‘matrimonial’ agencies to find wives.
When men began to have success finding love through the classifieds, women soon began to post ads themselves, not just responding. Anthony coined the commonly used term, “We’ll lie about how we met” to avoid being stigmatized while going about her whoring ways.
Soon factory workers were spilling stories of girls they met through the personal ads while on the job.
Tales of conquests from the personal ads began to become similar.
The tales usually started with the lady stating, “We’re not having sex” then later followed by a “I never do this” or an “I didn’t expect this to happen”, and finally ending with a “Usually I don’t do that.” The workers were baffled and wondered if they had been dating the same women.
Once the 1900’s rolled around, the personal ad began to go mainstream.
Not only did factory workers, railroad workers, and whores peruse them, many servicemen did as well. During World War 1, servicemen began placing personal ads for ‘pen pals’ and ‘friends’ when they were overseas and had eventually tired of shoring cheap Asian hookers.