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.
He prides himself on being a New Media Futurist and can be reached at Linked In.
Online dating websites offer a variety of methods on how to search for a mate.
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
Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.
POF.com, also known as Plenty Of Fish, is an online dating site headquartered in Vancouver.
Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.
First Met, formerly known as AYI, is an online dating service that can be accessed through a mobile or Facebook app and on the web.
The free platform allows users to connect with new people based on mutual friends and interests.
Some more seriously minded sites request that members fill out elaborate compatibility questionnaires.
Deciding which process is right for you will largely be determined by whether you’re looking for a casual friendship, relationship, or a lifelong partner.