Are most people on dating sites looking for something serious? I'm not sure how serious I want to be at this point.
Plus in those days, there was a stigma associated with online dating.
You did not tell people you met your spouse, or partner, or even a date online." As we've changed, so has the online dating landscape.
On a dating site, you can avoid the mystery you usually have to deal with.
You never know what's going on in someone's head when you're hitting on them.
If you've dated in the past 20 years, you've likely encountered one – or all – of the myriad dating sites in some form.
And as we've increasingly moved our lives online, digital dating's finally shed the stigma it once carried, leaving people free to meet others however they choose.
"People didn’t have mobile phones and laptops, and the process was people would go home, log on slowly, see who had written to them and write back," she says.
"The courtship process was a lot slower, so it took quite a while to get from the first interaction to actually going on a date.
Naturally, people on a dating site are looking, and they won't mind if you hit on them or contact them.