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But at the time, video dating was considered somewhat scandalous.
Ullman spent a lot of time reassuring reporters that it was both safe and morally sound—after all, he argued, what ne’er-do-well or wannabe adulterer would willingly “put his face on a video tape for the police to see? “It was really stigmatized at first,” says Moira Weigel, author of .
After spending a dinner party listening to his cousin lament how difficult it was to meet people, a young videographer named Jeffrey Ullman put two and two together.
He borrowed seed money from his parents, did a bunch of research into the psychology of attraction, and created the first video dating company, which he christened Great Expectations.
Our current technological climate seems like the perfect place to resuscitate video dating—after all, we’re already curating our Snapchat stories 24/7. When You Tube launched in 2005, it was originally supposed to be a dating website—until its founders discovered that people wouldn’t post dating videos to it even if they paid them.John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.“You definitely see the dynamic of niche-ification that happens with dating apps now.
By the mid-’80s you have ‘Mazel Dating for Jewish Singles,’ or ‘Soul Date a Mate,’ which is this LA-based one for African-Americans,” says Weigel.
It obviously lets you hear the person’s voice, which, if you’ve ever fallen for someone over chat only to realize they had an annoyingly high-pitched giggle in person, you know is crucial.