Definition of online dating in English:

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online dating

(also Internet dating)


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
  • To be sure, some parents are still concerned with safety online or still don't know what online dating is.
  • The National Association of Dating Websites will aim to portray online dating in a more favorable light.
  • At the same time, the burgeoning practice of blogging is pushing online dating even further toward "informed choice."


online dater

noun (also Internet dater)
Example sentences
  • For an inexperienced online dater, the danger lurks at every corner.
  • It is virtually impossible for dating sites to weed out the bad seeds; the online dater must take care in setting up dates with strangers.
  • Nothing feels worse to online daters than being told that there are no matches for them.

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Syllabification: on·line dat·ing

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