These algorithms made it possible for dating platforms to suggest compatible partners using the information provided by the users.
And when we do ask our love interest if he wants to have a relationship, it’s because we already kissed or at least gotten really close. There’s no such thing as DTR (Defining The Relationship) because exclusivity is implied.
Once two people kiss while sober (French teenagers drink a lot, as it’s legal), they can already consider the other one as their boyfriend/girlfriend, and assume the relationship is going to be exclusive — there’s no need to define it.
Features such as live text chat, live video chat, etc., further reduce the time it takes to have a solid impression of a person.
The result is that less time is spent on internet dating platforms and people can take their interaction off-line, quicker.
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.