Find out how Maria met and found love by online dating. I started online dating in 2012. Back then, online dating was relatively new for twenty-somethings: Tinder had just been released, Bumble and Hinge were still a few years away, and most online dating was still done via a website, like Your Perfect Love Match.com. I joined the ranks of photos and profiles because, at the time, it felt like my only option. I was 23-years-old and had recently moved from Denver to L.A. after graduating from col…