Pay date dating service
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.
Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people. 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.
Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.
It launched in 1995 and is now available in 24 different countries.
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.
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.