in the funds; reasonably well-tempered, and at times very lively; religion — of his fathers.
Though most people meet their dates at social organizations, in their daily life and work, or are introduced through friends or relatives, commercial dating agencies emerged strongly, but discreetly, in the Western world after World War II, mostly catering for the 25–44 age group.
Traditionally, in many societies (including Western societies), men were expected to fill the role of the pursuer.
However, the anonymity of the Internet (as well as other factors) has allowed women to take on that role online.
There is also some academic evidence that the 18–25 age group has significantly taken up online dating.
Sites cater for a verity of people including LGBT, over 50s in the UK as of 2016.