Your Soulmate Is Worlds Away
Dating before the internet was very small. By small I mean you were only able to meet so many people without a very wide scope due to lack of resources. People were pretty much only meeting and dating people that were near to them in their area. If you lived in a predominantly black community the chances you would date any other race were slim and same goes for white communities as well. It is not that interracial couples didn’t happen it was just not as accessible to meet people from other races and religions like it is today with internet dating.
“Our model predicts nearly complete racial integration upon the emergence of online dating, even if the number of partners that individuals meet from newly formed ties is small,” say Ortega and Hergovich.
How awesome is this? The internet has not only connected people across the nation but across the world. As soon as online dating took off in 1995 our world became so much smaller and accessible in the best way possible. You could date someone from Chicago if you are from San Francisco. Online dating allows cultures to connect and create a beautiful evolution of interracial marriage because social distance is not an issue anymore.
“It is intriguing that shortly after the introduction of the first dating websites in 1995, like Match.com, the percentage of new marriages created by interracial couples increased rapidly,” say the researchers.
This is just another cool example of how impactful online dating has become in the formation of our ever growing and changing society. Online dating has created a close connection with worlds we would have never been able to connect with so easily or even to find love. What a long way we have come in the dating scene in the past 25 years.