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The bicycle increased young people’s choices immeasurably; so did city life.

But freed from their villages, people faced new difficulties: how to work out who was interested, who was not and who might be, if only they knew you were.

The husbandry involved was, potentially, that of “A gentleman about 30 Years of Age, that says He has a Very Good Estate”; the trade was an offer to “Willingly match himself to some Good Young Gentlewoman, that has a fortune of £3,000 or thereabouts.”The personal ad went on to become a staple of the newspaper business, and remained so for centuries.

Now, like so much of the rest of that business, announcements of matrimonial and other availability have moved to the internet.

Once confined to particular times and places, dating can extend everywhere and anywhere.

Not all countries and classes are adopting online dating at the same rate or in the same way.

“This is a very big shift in how people find their partners,” observes Reuben Thomas, a sociologist at the University of New Mexico.

In 2013 Tinder, a startup, introduced the masterfully simple idea of showing people potential partners and having them simply swipe right for “yes” and left for “no”; when two people swiped right on each other’s pictures they were put into contact with each other. Such phone-based services are more immediate, more personal and more public than their keyboard-based predecessors.

More immediate because instead of being used to plan future encounters, or to chat at a distance, they can be used on the fly to find someone right here, right now.

Matching with same-sex partners over the internet is often far safer and more convenient than trying to do so in person.

The internet thus helps those with similar, and sometimes quite specialised, views on what makes for good sex, or indeed on more or less anything else.

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