The dating connection
The game show was originally hosted by Chuck Woolery and ran 2,120 episodes in syndication from 1983-1994.The series remained on the air in repeats through 1995 before relaunching in 1998 with Pat Bullard.As an increasing number of people -- from teens to seniors -- get comfortable with this mode of interacting, the numerous meet-and-greet sites are serving singles in unprecedented ways.Because they sometimes have millions of participants, online dating sites offer users a comforting sense that they are not alone.Single people are reminded that there are many others out there looking to connect and willing to try new ways of doing so.In theory, any user's profile can be potentially accessed, explored and "liked" by anyone signed in as a member.Profiles provide users with information about available partners in ways that once was impossible in real-time interactions.
Fox announced earlier this year that the revival of the iconic syndicated show, hosted by Andy Cohen and executive produced by 's Mike Fleiss, would feature same-sex couples, and in an exclusive preview clip of Thursday's episode (above), the show's first-ever openly lesbian single takes the stage.'s history-making move will air one day after President Donald Trump announced efforts to narrow LGBTQ rights.On Wednesday morning, Trump sparked public outrage when he tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U. military "in any capacity." Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner were among those who called out the president for failing to fight for the LGBTQ community as he promised during the campaign.At times like these, some feel the Internet can prove extremely useful, not only as a way to find a potential long-term partner, but to alleviate loneliness along the way.While the latest statistics show that 17% of marriages currently result from online dating (a huge increase over the last 10 years), this figure is exponentially higher when one includes the number of people who have created relationships that don't necessarily end up at the altar.