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.

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.

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Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.

Our is a unique dating site specifically catered to people over 50.

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.

Members set up a profile, upload photos and can then search through profiles to find a good match.

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.

These sites have the broadest appeal and generally the largest membership bases.