It may seem impossible, but last month, the first couple to marry after meeting online celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. It may seem odd these days, but this 1983 story was a big deal back in its day. According to the news story:

Chris and Pam’s courtship and wedding caused a bit of a media frenzy. The couple appeared on “Good Morning America,” “The Phil Donahue Show,” “20/20” and in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, including a Chicago Tribune story on Jan. 26, 1983, headlined “Cupid and Computers Conquer All.”

The couple met on CompuServe, using a program called CB Simulator.

They are trailblazers in more ways than one.

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.