Other sites target highly specific demographics based on features like shared interests, location, religion, sexual orientation or relationship type.
Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams.
Nevertheless, only one in three had actually gone out on a date with someone they met online.
About one in five, especially women, at 30%, compared to 16% for men, asked for help with their online profile.
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Under this metaphor, members of a given service can both "shop" for potential relationship partners and "sell" themselves in hopes of finding a successful match.
Attitudes towards online dating improved visibly between 20, the Pew Research Center found.
This increase was driven mainly by people aged 18 to 24, for whom usage almost tripled.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists (see Comparison of online dating services).
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
Some sites are completely free and depend on advertising for revenue.
Others utilize the freemium revenue model, offering free registration and use, with optional, paid, premium services.