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When I was in school, I was never the biggest fan of history unless it was something I cared about. It’s fascinating to think about how the process got started and where it’s at now.

In the late 1800s, The Matrimonial News in San Francisco became the first newspaper exclusively for singles — where they could read stories about the latest romantic goings-on and post ads for a mate.This was free for women to do, while men had to pay a quarter.At the start of the 20th century, personal ads became even more of a necessity — as lonely soldiers serving in World War I would use them to find not just wives but also pen pals and friends.Personal ads for homosexual activity, which was still illegal, were increasing as well — causing authorities to conduct more investigations into the content in newspapers.In fact, they shut down the United Kingdom’s original lonely hearts monthly, known as The Link, in 1921 because they believed the paper’s personal ads contained hidden messages for gay men.

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In 1700, barely a decade after the invention of the modern newspaper, the first matrimonial service was created. These services ran ads on behalf of single men and. 
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From the printing press to mobile apps, humans have always found ways to use technology to find love. 
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A history of online dating, a timeline made with Timetoast's free interactive timeline making software. 
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