Marriage agencies have existed in the UK in different forms since the 18th century but were originally run by members of the clergy.
In 1825 a marriage agency opened three days a week in London's Bishopsgate providing a service where singles could advertise themselves for marriage.
It resulted in one marriage - the very first as a result of a machine algorithm.
400 trains carrying an average of 50,000 passengers 6,000 cars and 180 coaches pass through the tunnel each day.
Cheaper travel to Europe means more chances of meeting someone abroad - particularly in Paris, the so-called city of love!
By the late 90s, email has become your smart personal assistant, a tool used to organise and prioritise daily life.
Messages become shorter and more suitable for instant chatting helping people get to know each other faster on this growing medium.
The explosion of the steam railways meant transport and communication speeds accelerated, having a profound affect on dating and relationships to come. The invention of the telephone in 1876 means communication becomes easier and news travels faster.
More importantly, you don't have to wait for the postman to hear from your beau.Imagine meeting someone you like and exchanging numbers only to have to call them the next day. First commercially used in December 1992, a text message was easier, quicker and cheaper than a phone call.The New York Times wrote: Traditional courtship picking up the telephone and asking someone on a date required courage, strategic planning and a considerable investment of ego (by telephone, rejection stings). A 31.4 mile long railway underneath the water of the English Channel and connects the island of Great Britain with mainland France is opened.With the help of technology - the sky's the limit...literally!Armed with just an i Phone, GPS unit and Go Pro camera, a man from Seattle proposed to his girlfriend from 90,000 feet.1998 was also the year rom-com You've Got Mail was released starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, helping to normalise the idea of finding love using email and the internet.