In fact, research shows that more than 40 million Americans (40 percent of all singles) use online dating services.
It has become a very successful way to meet that someone special.
These days you're in the minority if you don't know at least one person who met their current husband, wife or partner on an online dating site.
According to a recent survey, one in five people in a new committed relationship and one in six couples married during the last three years met their significant other using an online dating service.
"I equate online dating to looking for a job," says Julie Spira, cyber-dating expert and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating.
"You'd want a rock star résumé for your perfect dream job, and you should feel the same way about your online dating profile." And the profile is just where it starts—we have plenty of expert tips, from sending the perfect first e-mail to picking your first date location.
My eye color isn’t interesting, and my hair is always feral.• Tip #1: If you're not familiar with technology or unsure what to write on your profile, ask a younger friend, relative or co-worker to help you.Don't let a lack of familiarity keep you from participating in online dating.Many people wrongly assume that using an online dating service is the equivalent of throwing in the towel and screaming, "All right already, I'll do it - I'm desperate!" Actually, online dating is not for the desperate.