In 2003, a young Mark Zuckerberg sat in front of his computer and instant-messaged a friend.
Back then, “the facebook thing” was still a rough idea, and 18-year-old Zuckerberg was trying to finesse the concept. “I don’t think people would sign up for the facebook thing if they knew it was for dating,” Zuckerberg wrote.
At a press launch, Facebook reps showed off the new product, explaining that it could be used to search for restaurants, or for job recruiting.
If you see someone you like, simply "wave" at them.On the day of the announcement, the stock price of Inter Active Corp—the parent site of online dating behemoths —dropped by more than two per cent. Over the past two decades, the Internet has become a fixture of the modern-day romance plot.In the early ’90s, just one per cent of new relationships began online.It’s an online love story that Farmers Only founder, Jerry Miller, is hoping to see more of in Canada.“There’s two different types of people,” Miller says from his office in Pepper Pike, Ohio.“There’s people in the major cities in the corporate rat race.And then there’s people who are just more down to earth and easy going and like to be outdoors more.