The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
For these reasons, The Confidant provides a good way to get a character to spill out their guts without necessarily monologuing about how That Makes Me Feel Angry.
Naturally, this is a common form of The Reliable One. For characters with a secret identity or other important secret, a confidant is often also a Secret Keeper.
This Stock Character was used in ancient Greek drama, which makes it Older Than Feudalism.
Ratchford posted a picture Monday of Rocco, the beloved dog of Thompson, as well as a picture of basketballs on a countertop and a covert message about how well she rested the night before.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?
For extra kicks, they might be a powerful or influential person who proceeds to use their connections to help the character.
Though usually a Nice Guy or gal, even a Jerk Ass can show a softer side this way.
For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.