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 more seriously minded sites request that members fill out elaborate compatibility questionnaires.
Most dating sites have become extremely good about policing their members for negative or unsafe behavior.
There are several sites that offer additional levels of security including background checks and photo verification.
The app is available in over 80 countries and has over 27 million searchable members.
is one of the biggest dating services in the world.
Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. 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.
Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.
The company focuses on the interests of people in a certain age range who want a place to feel confident and comfortable while seeking a potential date. It uses a compatibility matching system to link up people with complementary personalities and lifestyles and has worked with millions of users over the past 15 years.
Chemistry, a dating site that is part of Match.com, is designed for people who are seeking help in getting to know someone online before meeting them for the first time.
It launched in 1995 and is now available in 24 different countries.