online dating

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  • OLD (abbreviation)


online dating (uncountable)

  1. Dating over the Internet, typically using a website or app to find potential connections.
    Synonyms: Internet dating, cyberdating, hyperdating, e-dating
    • 2010 February 11, Scott James, “In the Calculations of Online Dating, Love Can Be Cruel”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      In the digital age, everything must at some point be reduced to this basic construct of choice: One or zero. Yes or no. On or off. Subscribers to online dating sites are forced to come up with a list of their desires. Red hair? Yes or no. Over 30 O.K.? Please check a box.


  • German: Onlinedating


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