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Chemistry.com Tip: If you're on the fence about using a dating site to meet someone new, you should take comfort in knowing that a dating site is a natural way of meeting and this is the latest reincarnation of a practice that dates back to millions of years ago when our ancestors married.
According to relationship expert Dr. Helen Fisher, it was common among our ancestors to have knowledge of the family background, interests and personalities of a potential suitor before marriage. These were matchmaking techniques that were applied long before the days of meeting in bars and nightclubs. All of these traits are things that you find out when you use a dating site. Think of the dating site as a modern form of the matchmaking technique.