In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself."We thought dating would be the obvious choice."The idea was for single people to make videos introducing themselves and saying what they were looking for, said Chen.After five days no one had uploaded a single video, so he and the other co-founders, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, reconsidered. "Let's just open it up to any video."The matchmaking element, though short-lived, was perhaps always in the cards.
Lying doesn’t get you anywhere in the dating world. Talk in specifics to give a full flavour of who you are.
Long before Tinder made swiping a thing for matchmaking apps, there was a little-known video site trying to play cupid to the Internet generation: You Tube.
That's not exactly what comes to mind when you think of the world's largest video site, which welcomes a billion visitors a month.
‘People have to imagine how they’ll fit into your life, so describing yourself as a “bookworm and internet addict” makes them feel they’d never see you,’ explains match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor.
‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
What happened to her can happen to anyone."My boyfriend wasn't too happy to find that my face was circulating on a dating site," said Cara Viscardo.