Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
Examples within this category include Jdate for Jewish singles, Geek2Geek and Farmersonly for farmers and the people who want to meet them.
A 2013 study shows that nearly 60% of all new marriages in the USA started with the couple meeting online.
Some mobile apps will match you with people based on criteria, including age, gender, and geographic proximity.
More traditional sites may offer anything from a simple search to a highly specific advanced search.
Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998.
He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs Online Personals
It is one of the biggest dating sites with over 90 million registered users across the globe. OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.
It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.
Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.