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.
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.
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.
Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.