Personal advertisements first appear in British newspapers. Newspaper Happy Families Planning Services launches. Used a questionnaire and an IBM to match 49 men and 49 women. Joan Ball started the first commercially run computer generated matchmaking company. The first set of matchups was run in Used a questionnaire and an IBM to match students.
Used a dating questinnaire and Honeywell Classifieds made a comeback in America in the s and s, encouraged by the era's inclination toward individualism and social exhibitionism. It was very important to be 'self-aware. Questionnaire-based matching service started at MIT. A "computer-dating company" started by James Schur. Slater calls Cherry Blossoms "one of the oldest mail-order bride agencies".
Started by John Broussard. Video dating service started by Jeffrey Ullman. There were also apparently other video dating services like Teledate and Introvision, but it's nearly impossible to find anything about them online. Chat rooms for dating using the Minitel network started by Marc Simoncini. Rumours of Kingston upon Thames used a Fox pro database Computer Matching System developed in house by Elwyn Jones to generate lists for mailing based on client preferences.
Today some 33 years later Elwyn Jones has produced his own online contact service which also uses a similar but much more comprehensive system. This is found at https: A bulletin board system for romance started by Jon Boede and Scott Smith. Mail-order bride service focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe.
Started by Gary Kremen.