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online dating Line breaks: on|line dat¦ing
(also Internet dating)

Definition of online dating in English:


[mass 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.


online dater

noun (also Internet dater)
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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