Operation Match (part of Compatibility Research Inc.) launches.Started by Jeff Tarr and Vaughan Morrill at Harvard. "In one distribution of questionnaires, he drew eleven thousand responses at each, or ,000 in gross profits, about 0,000 in today's dollars." Classifieds made a comeback in America in the 1960s and 1970s, encouraged by the era's inclination toward individualism and social exhibitionism.
There were also apparently other video dating services like Teledate and Introvision, but it's nearly impossible to find anything about them online. A bulletin board system for romance started by Jon Boede and Scott Smith.
Matchmaker grew to 14 local BBSs throughout the US.
To make matters worse, sex remains a little-researched and little-understood topic.
Among those trying to get to grips with sex is Debra Soh, a researcher and Ph D candidate in sexual neuroscience at York University in Toronto, Canada.
His research interests include philosophy of technology, surveillance studies and computer ethics.