Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.
An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
If you want to meet someone, there are any number of big dating sites and apps available.
For romance, the major big dating players include Match.com, and e Harmony -- all promise long-lasting relationships.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
It’s also a good opportunity to express yourself and flex your creative flair.
But the recent explosion of online dating — about 17 million people at least peeked at a dating site last year, according to estimates — has created a cottage industry of smaller sites hoping to draft off the success of market monster
Niche sites like Our (for serious daters over 50), Christian (for Christians seeking singles with similar values), Black People (for African American people to connect) and (for Jewish singles) offer eponymous consumer value propositions.
In the mobile first arena, Tinder is the undisputed leader.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.