Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
There are several sites that offer additional levels of security including background checks and photo verification.
Some of these sites include Match.com, OKCupid and
Focusing on a narrow pool of candidates, these online dating sites help match people up with someone of a similar religion, profession, or sexual orientation.
Examples within this category include Jdate for Jewish singles, Geek2Geek and Farmersonly for farmers and the people who want to meet them.
A 2013 study shows that nearly 60% of all new marriages in the USA started with the couple meeting online.