Magazine article about dating
She was even sent to an asylum by the government for four weeks, for it was believed she was mentally unstable.
So because of technology something that used to be seen as something that was a bit ‘shady’ or a desperate last resort, became something socially accepted and common behaviour.
In the US you can subscribe to meet people with the same political views as you (dating website for Donald Trump supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters).
Just a little search on the internet will give you many different kinds of dating apps, such as dating apps for dog-owners, for beard-owners and beard lovers, and apps created by existing organizations, such as a meat company launching a dating app for meat lovers.
It is estimated that the first personal ad was placed around the end of the 17th century and its popularity really took off in the early 18th century.
However this does not mean it was a socially acceptable way of looking for a spouse.
If you disagreed with your parents’ choice, or if your parents were unable to find you a partner, you would have to either accept your fate, or find different ways to look for someone.