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Dream Girl

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Going through dating profiles is like reading the same book over and over again. Everyone is happy and loves to laugh. Everyone likes beer and coffee and rain. They all spend their weekends hiking and camping.

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Online Dating, Then and Now

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A recent New Yorker article brings you the history of online dating, in all of its splendor.

Nicholas Paumgarten traces back online dating to its roots at the World’s Fair in Queens in the fall of 1964, when it began with the romantic title, “Technical Automated Compatibility Testing.” Fast-forward to this anthropological assessment of contemporary twenty-year olds: “For many people in their twenties, Internet dating is no less natural a way to meet than the night-club-bathroom line.” Find out about all the stuff that happened in between!

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