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.
Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.
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.
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.
It launched in 1995 and is now available in 24 different countries.
Members set up a profile, upload photos and can then search through profiles to find a good match. 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.
If you have a very specific set of interests, there are many sites that may cater to your niche.
Some of these niche sites are Farmersonly.com, Millionaire Match.com, Geek2Geek.com, JDate, Dandy, Pinksofa.com, Christian Mingle and Positive Singles.
Some more seriously minded sites request that members fill out elaborate compatibility questionnaires.