People no longer have to be home, at the office, or at an internet café to try their luck with finding a partner.
But the most obvious expression of people's tendency to use quicker and more efficient tools is the rise of mobile dating apps.
These are convenient and can be accessed anywhere, right from the palm of the hands.
Features like notifications for activity such as messages, profile views, pokes and the like, make this even quicker and more convenient.
Wine tastings, cooking classes or a post–work cocktail or espresso all make for some great options to choose from; but wherever you decide to go, be sure to meet your match somewhere public to enhance you and your date's personal safety.
Platforms exist for different races, religions, fans of different sports, people of different body weights, different financial statuses, etc.
This ties in with the shift towards spending less time on the internet and quickly moving to real world interactions.
Today, the online dating world is, and continues to further drift towards systems that make it easy for users to spend the least time interacting online, and quickly move to the more tangible, more fulfilling real word meet.
Online dating and chat room user profiles have slowly become more detailed.