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.

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.

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

Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.

Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.

Depending on the dating site, all other members might be able to see your profile and message you.

Check to see what safeguards are put in place by the site, and which ones you can enable to limit those who sees your profile.

Most dating sites have become extremely good about policing their members for negative or unsafe behavior.