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Online dating websites offer a variety of methods on how to search for a mate.
These sites have the broadest appeal and generally the largest membership bases.
They tend to attract a wide variety of members with personal goals that range from a casual fling to a serious lifelong relationship.
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.
Depending on the dating site, all other members might be able to see your profile and message you.
Check to see what safeguards are put in place by the site, and which ones you can enable to limit those who sees your profile.
Some of these niche sites are Farmersonly.com, Millionaire Match.com, Geek2Geek.com, JDate, Dandy, Pinksofa.com, Christian Mingle and Positive Singles.
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.
Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.
It was originally a service called Just Say Hi, but the site transitioned to Mingle2 in 2008 and now works with many populations of singles.