e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Are you in the market for a serious relationship or do you want to just check out what you may be missing?
Do you want to engineer your own searches or would you prefer to "forget that" and have sites play "matchmaker" for you, or maintain the option for both?
A healthy, loving relationship can enhance many aspects of your life, from your emotional and mental well-being to your physical health and overall happiness.
For many of us, though, finding someone we want to share our lives with can seem like an impossible task.
If you have an Internet connection love is at your fingertips.
With more apps and options than ever, where do you look for love online?
Scott Valdez, the president of a service called Virtual Dating Assistants that allows busy professionals to outsource online dating, and other professionals in the industry concur that each site has a different appeal (i.e.
certain sites will attract different kinds of potential mates).
Research and personal success stories suggest that many quality individuals subscribe to these sites and it is very possible to find your life partner in cyberspace. However, online dating can also be a nightmare if you do not chose the right site (or sites) to help you achieve your relationship objectives.