Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
The site first started as a bulletin board system in 1986, which makes one of the oldest dating sites on the internet.
Currently the site has more than two million registered singles and has 50,000 new single men and single women joining every week.
Singles who subscribe to are usually at least 35 years old, professional, educated and serious about finding a healthy, happy relationship.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.
If anything, most of us have to walk the extra mile just to have the chance to meet someone they can actually have a relationship with.