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Online dating has become less taboo

November 7, 2013

Amy Duclos sits with her husband, Martin, and her three children Benjamin, Christopher and Audrey. Amy met her husband through an Internet chat forum more than 15 years ago. (Submitted photo)

It was all happenstance when Amy Duclos decided to get on Internet Relay Chat (IRC), a chat forum created for Microsoft Windows. She and one of her brothers were making fun of a strange screename, ssoul, on the site.

She wasn’t interested in finding a boyfriend, or even a date. But, she began chatting with ssoul, and 18 years later, they’re still chatting.

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