History of dating services
People could now look first and (maybe) talk later. For those exploiting the fantasy and anonymity the internet provided, the visuals just added more disguises, creativity and deception to their play.
I recall a friend who carried on a 3-month chat with a sexy, accomplished, neurosurgeon living abroad.
The idea of recovery in the United States is also closely connected to the recovery movement in the substance abuse field, particularly with Alcoholics Anonymous, which began in the 1930s as a fellowship of people focused on sobriety.Anonymity allowed people to be themselves or a creative version thereof.Chat rooms allowed people to take risks and be bold in the expression of their intimate selves. Salt-N-Pepa encouraged us to talk about it and George Michael simply wanted it.In the early 90's AOL introduced chat rooms where people could manage to do both.