PR WEB - Apr 18 - The year was 1976, America was celebrating the bicentennial, gas was only 59c, the first Apple computer was created and the modern day matchmaker was born. On February 14, 1976, Great Expectations opened their doors for the first time. The idea for video dating came about when founder, Jeffery Ullman, was at a dinner party and ran into an old college friend. She was telling him some of her recent blind-date horror stories. Great Expectations started out as a small family business and has now grown into a multimarket dating service. In the late 90s they created GE Online, a private website accessible only to GE members to view profiles, watch video interviews, and make their selections.