20 years ago, the idea of online dating came to fruition when launched its first website.
Fast forward to present day and online dating is one of the most popular ways of meeting new people, with millions of people using dating apps and websites every day.
It costs £9.95 per month so is slightly less expensive than Match.com, and is ideal for anyone looking for a committed relationship that lasts.
It actually uses a patented Compatibility Matching System that boasts great results.
According to e Harmony, there are more than 600,000 married couples that met through e Harmony, which means an average of 438 people get married every day as a result of an e Harmony match.
In fact, half of all single people now use dating apps and sites, and one in five relationships begin online.
It's no surprise, then, that there are now hundreds of dating sites to choose from.
There are also singles events by that mean you can meet other users face-to-face in a safe and secure environment.
You'll also be able to find matches that are nearby using the Around Me feature, which lets you know whether there are any fellow members in your current location.
To help you pick one that's best for you, read on for 9 of the best dating sites and apps to get you started.
To help you pick one that's best for you, read on for 9 of the best dating sites and apps to get you started. We've already mentioned – it was the first and is now the most popular online dating site in the world.
You can also find matches based on your interests, qualities and even imperfections. Another popular online dating service is e Harmony, which also has a free-to-download app.You'll start by taking a relationship questionnaire that helps the matching system get to know you (and is supposedly designed to help you get to know yourself, too, which should help you create a better profile).