View Profile Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998.
He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs Online Personals
It is one of the biggest dating sites with over 90 million registered users across the globe. OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.
It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.
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.
If you have a very specific set of interests, there are many sites that may cater to your niche.
Some of these niche sites are Farmersonly.com, Millionaire Match.com, Geek2Geek.com, JDate, Dandy, Pinksofa.com, Christian Mingle and Positive Singles.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.
Some more seriously minded sites request that members fill out elaborate compatibility questionnaires.
Deciding which process is right for you will largely be determined by whether you’re looking for a casual friendship, relationship, or a lifelong partner.
He prides himself on being a New Media Futurist and can be reached at Linked In.
Online dating websites offer a variety of methods on how to search for a mate.