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Marriage agencies have existed in the UK in different forms since the 18th century but were originally run by members of the clergy.
In 1825 a marriage agency opened three days a week in London's Bishopsgate providing a service where singles could advertise themselves for marriage.
It resulted in one marriage - the very first as a result of a machine algorithm.
Now dating websites like e Harmony rely on their complex algorithms to match singles based on compatibility and affinity.
Beginning with the steam engine, we look all the way through to the year 2045 to show you what experts are predicting will be the #Future Of Dating.
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The birth of 3G on the first i Phone allows online dating users to communicate 'on the go' for the first time, away from their computers and wifi connections.
For most people living in the UK up to the mid-1800s, anything further than the neighbouring villages was considered foreign.We are still very much in love, despite the normal pressures of family losses, job turmoil, and some health issues. We are grateful to Dr Warren and his wife Marylyn for starting e Harmony, and introducing us to the program."Skype popularises free, internet-enabled video chat in 2003.As long as you have an internet connection you can chat to your loved ones from the comfort of your own home.By the late 90s, email has become your smart personal assistant, a tool used to organise and prioritise daily life.
Messages become shorter and more suitable for instant chatting helping people get to know each other faster on this growing medium.1998 was also the year rom-com You've Got Mail was released starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, helping to normalise the idea of finding love using email and the internet.