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.
First Met, formerly known as AYI, is an online dating service that can be accessed through a mobile or Facebook app and on the web.
The free platform allows users to connect with new people based on mutual friends and interests.
Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.
He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs Online Personals
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.
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.