According to The San Francisco Chronicle in 2005, "Mobile dating is the next big leap in online socializing." with most users falling in the under 35 age range.Adult dating or no-strings-attached dating is a variant of a traditional online dating service.
In February 1998, it acquired the television assets of Universal Studios (including USA Network, Sci-Fi Channel, and Universal Television's domestic production and distribution arms) for $4.1 billion.
In the early 2000s, USA Networks began divesting itself of its traditional television broadcasting and production units.
In the United Kingdom, Channel Four investigated adult dating sites as part of its 2013 series Mating Season.
This is a timeline of online dating services that also includes broader events related to technology-assisted dating (not just online dating).
Each business listed may have multiple brands connected to it.
Mobile dating services, also known as cell dating, cellular dating, or cell phone dating, allow individuals to chat, flirt, meet, and possibly become romantically involved by means of text messaging, mobile chatting, and the mobile web.These services allow their users to provide information about themselves in a short profile which is either stored in their phones as a dating ID or as a username on the mobile dating site.They can then search for other IDs online or by calling a certain phone number dictated by the service.In March 2012 in New York City, Aereo started streaming all of the broadcast networks to smartphones, tablets and televisions with Internet capability.On May 1, 2017, IAC announced it had entered into a definitive agreement with Angie's List to combine IAC’s Home Advisor and Angie’s List into a new publicly-traded company, to be called ANGI Homeservices Inc.Mobile dating websites, in order to increase the opportunities for meeting, focus attention on users that share the same social network and proximity.