Meet a friend. It was the most frequent phrase among girls and boys. And so relationships were born from friend to friend. But is that still the case? It seems that in the digital age they are very young and do not prefer to use dating apps. The practice is certainly not new. Personal or marriage ads have a history that goes back at least three hundred years. Internet dating is just the modern version of the early 1700s ‘marriage’ agencies, which helped lone bachelors find wives through print ads, wrote Harry Cocks, a history lecturer at the University of Nottingham in the UK and author of the book. Classified: The Secret History of the Personal Column (Random House Books, 2009).
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