First there was traditional media then there came industrial media and now social media has nearly replaced the all kind of media due to its quality, speed, performance and frequency.
According to Nielsen most of the Internet users spend lot of their time on social media sites.
Social networks, by contrast, are designed to help us to find old friends, chat with current colleagues, friends and family, to share moments of life among those we already know. Social network is a platform for a frank exchange of views and with your friends, this is where we are looking for the approval of our colleagues, relatives and friends.
So, to look nice brief or serious meetings without much openness but with safety in the Internet people use dating sites.
However, social networks did not become an alternative to dating services.
We can't put an equal sign between social networks and dating resources.
All you really need is an internet connection and you're off to the races.
On the other hand, social networking is an act of engagement.
There are websites to find a wife / husband, to flirt, sites for people living in a particular country, or of particular professing, or the same religion, and so on.
Efforts to support social networks via computer-mediated communication were made in many early online services, including Usenet, ARPANET, LISTSERV, and bulletin board services (BBS).
Many prototypical features of social networking sites were also present in online services such as America Online, Prodigy, and Compu Serve.
Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks.
The main types of social networking services are those which contain category places (such as former school year or classmates), means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages) and a recommendation system linked to trust.