Online dating began in '93. There were no social networks. It was built like personal ads; anonymous, random, inefficient, and often scary. Facebook changed everything. Yet as social networking has evolved, online dating has not. Think of it this way: You’re single. You have single friends. And they have single friends. Shouldn't you be connecting with these people instead of swimming underwater in the big, ugly, anonymous dating pool? Meet quality people through your network of friends.