In 1700, barely a decade after the invention of the modern newspaper, the first matrimonial service was created.
These services ran ads on behalf of single men and women who were desperate to find a good husband or wife.
However advertising like this has a long and unbroken history, and was used by many people with some success," Cocks said.
From shameful to bohemian and cool It only took a few decades after the invention of the modern newspaper in 1690 for the new medium to become a way for people to meet in Britain.
Quite expectedly, an entirely new format for socializing emerged.In addition, whenever gay men wanted to meet up, they would go to what was called a Molly House, where they could drink, dance, and have sex.Until Helen Morrison came along, it was mostly men who were posting personal ads, with women or gay men answering them.Not only does the Web allow us to find people in our area, but it allows us to see, hear learn a great deal about them.With images, audio and databases of personal data, the Web is not just a new way to meet others, but an incredibly efficient one.