The history of dating systems is closely tied to the history of technologies that support them. Since live dating systems or methods are usually not considered as separate from the matchmaking process, which often employs games or rules or rituals in many cultures, so these are discussed in more depth in that article.
A notable and recent live dating system that does not seem to have arisen in traditional matchmaking is speed dating, which relies to some degree on the transportation and communication facilities of a modern society, and reflects its accelerated pace of life.
These live dating systems do not typically impose a great deal of structure on the actual interaction between the individuals considering going on dates. This article is concerned with actual 'systems' that do more than simple introductions, and where interactions are often strongly structured, down to the details:
There are also dating game shows, e.g. Blind Date, The 5th Wheel, The Bachelor, in which a high degree of support and aids are provided to individuals seeking dates. These are described more fully in an article on them alone, and in the related article on "reality game shows" that often include or motivate romantic episodes between players.
The concept of dating is also used in the business world and known as B2B Matchmaking, Business Speed Dating or Brokerage Events. In contradiction to virtual social networking platforms, real meetings between business people are the focus. Trade fair organisations e.g. find this concept an added value for their exhibitors, because it gives them the opportunity of advanced planned meetings.
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for Trademark "winkbunny" to winkbunny for Computer Dating Service
Jul 15, 2010; SOUTH WALES, United Kingdom, July 15 -- winkbunny, Dorset, has filed the trademark "winkbunny" (customer's reference: winkbunny)...
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for the Trademark"KISSINGGATES.COM" to Inspire Business for Computer Dating Services
Mar 23, 2010; SOUTH WALES, United Kingdom, March 23 -- Inspire Business Ltd., Horncastle, Lincolnshire, has filed the...
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for Trademark "I am single R U" to I Am Single R U for Computer Dating Services
Aug 19, 2010; SOUTH WALES, United Kingdom, Aug. 19 -- I Am Single R U Ltd., London, has filed the trademark "I am single R U" on July 12 to...