Definition of online dating in English:

online dating

Syllabification: on·line dat·ing
(also Internet dating)

noun

The practice of searching for a romantic or sexual partner on the Internet, typically via a dedicated website: with the rise of Internet dating has come a new carelessness about dating etiquette
More example sentences
  • Ten per cent of the 2,000 people questioned for the BT poll said they were seeing people they met through internet dating or social networking sites.
  • I'm in my mid-30s and have started doing some internet dating.
  • I have had plenty of relationship experience in the past but never really "dated" very actively until the advent of internet dating.

Derivatives

online dater

noun (also Internet dater)
More example sentences
  • The "confidence man" of the nineteenth century, with his dandified ruses, is replaced by the well-chosen screen name and false autobiography of the unscrupulous Internet dater.
  • Nothing feels worse to online daters than being told that there are no matches for them.
  • 94% of online daters questioned said that they met their online dates for more than one meeting.

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