Social dating in Australia is a departure from the usual online dating setting where people communicate for weeks or even months before actually meeting.
It focuses less on establishing a common ground before physically seeing each other.
There are now 86% Australian households, representing 7.7 million, with access to the internet up from 65% in 2008.
This increased dependence on the internet has resulted in more people using online services which also includes dating sites.
Using computers and smartphones, users are able to access unmoderated matchmaking from online dating service providers over the internet.
Generally, prospective members are required to give personal details like age, location, interests, and hobbies before they can start browsing profiles of potential partners.
The Lord told us very strongly that it was and we scheduled a date right away.
About 26% of all young adults in 2011 claimed to have no religion, a rise from 12% in 1976.
Although the reduction is across the entire population, it is more pronounced among young people.
This has left people with less time, space and access to conventional forms of dating.
At the same time, they now have improved access to ICTs.