Since its inception, the idea of 'dating' has changed quite a bit.
Dating used to consist of first dates that ended with marriage proposals, or families making marriage deals between their children.
Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on September 19, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
(Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)ST PAUL, MN - JULY 17: John Mellencamp performs at the 2016 Starkey Hearing Foundation 'So the World May Hear' awards gala at the St Paul River Centre on July 17, 2016 in St Paul, Minnesota.
In the past three decades, dating has become more of a process that can last for years before marriage is even considered.
As generations change, so does the idea of dating and how one finds a companion.
From AOL chat rooms, to Myspace bulletins and Craigslist ads–the list goes on and on for ways in which people have used the Internet as a tool to find love, sex and friendship.The couple were married for nine years before parting ways in 2012.Despite their split, the duo have remained close for the sake of their two boys, Tennyson, nine, and Charles, 12. Following her divorce, Meg was then involved in long term relationships with Russell and John, with the latter ending in 2014 after a three year courtship.While there seems to be quite a few amicable exes in Hollywood, John Mellencamp says that is not the case for him and former girlfriend Meg Ryan. "She hates me to death."WATCH: Meg Ryan Dismisses Speculation About Her Changing Face -- 'I Love My Age' As to why his ex -- who he dated from 2010 to 2015 -- would have such negative feelings toward him, Mellencamp elaborated, "I think it's because I'm a child. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMT)NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 24: Recording artists John Mellencamp (L) and Darius Rucker (R) pose backstage during CMT Crossroads: John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker on February 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.