The evolution of online dating can be divided into three periods.
For the first few years of online dating and chat rooms, the main focus was merely on the ability of single people to search out other singles.
For example, the coming of smartphones has made it easy for users to take and upload multiple photos of themselves, simplifying the assessment of possible matches without wasting time.
The result is that less time is spent on internet dating platforms and people can take their interaction off-line, quicker.
The rise of social media has also made it easy to get a quick picture of a suitor’s personality in less time. There are dating platforms being made to cater to people of all sorts of characteristics, values, interest, and backgrounds.
Internet connectivity has become phenomenally convenient. Whereas people needed to be at home or at the office to connect to the net, it is now possible to access the internet over Wi-Fi networks as you move about.
It is also currently much faster and more reliable than it earlier was.
When users browse for potential dates, they first look at pictures to see if they can find any they like before focusing on anything else.