But the actual concept of using a computer to meet a potential partner actually goes back half a century. As this article states:
The first-ever computer matchmaking system was designed by New York accountant Lewis Altfest and his friend Robert Ross. The two were inspired by the Parker Pen Pavilion they came across at New York's World Fair in 1964, where a giant computer selected pen pals for anyone who wanted one. All they had to do was "fill out a questionnaire, feed it into the machine, and almost instantly received a card with the name and address of a like-minded participant in some far-flung locale—your ideal match," according to The New Yorker. Sound familiar?
That well worn phrase "everything old is new again" seems to have been confirmed ... yet again.