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For , users could answer questionnaires and receive a list of potential matches, a process that is still used by many dating sites.1990s-2000s: Second Wave of Mainstream The explosion of the Internet in the mid-to-late 1990s created a new context for personals, and by the end of the decade, they had become relatively acceptable.24/7 resources can be accessed anywhere you can reach the internet - just log in with your library card number. 24/7 [Outside the library, log in using your library card number and password.Click on 'Online reference', then the 'Marketline' icon.1920s: Lonely WWI Soldiers Seek Pen Pals Personal ads went mainstream again in the early 20th century, when social pressures to get married by 21 (and thus, expectations for relationships) were much lower, thankfully than their earlier incarnations.Many of the postings were simply calls for friends or pen pals.
An 1841 ad in the Journal of Munich tells of a 70-year-old Baron seeking a woman "between 16 and 20 having good teeth and little feet." (Well...But as magazines and periodicals such as The Wedding Bell in the US and The Correspondent, Matrimonial Herald and Marriage Gazette in the UK hit the newsstands with immense popularity, matchmaking and personals took off as well, creating the first wave of true mainstream normalization for the personal ad.Late 1800s: The Scam Emerges You know, someone's always got to ruin the party.She convinced the editor of the Manchester Weekly Journal to place a small ad stating she was "seeking someone nice to spend her life with." (It's radical, I know.....) A man responded to Helen, but it was not the man she was hoping for.
It was the mayor, who had her Women asking for what they want -- clearly delusional to 18th century dudes.
Even before the Web itself, bulletin boards and newsgroups hosted a variety of ways people could use technology to meet others with similar interests, including dating.