Many online dating sites offer two types of services: free or paid.
Remember to use a nick name instead of your real name in the e-mail address. Some people have the impression that online dating is for people in their early 20s, this may have been true 10 years ago, but this is no longer the case.
Lots of online dating sites have a large membership over 40, the best of these sites are reviewed here.
Always follow the safety guidance published on the dating website you are using.
Online dating gives you a great opportunity to find out about someone before approaching them by reading their profile. It is advisable to sign up for a new free e-mail account for all of your online dating.
In real life you have to approach first, before you discover if someone shares the same interests as you. You can get a free e-mail account from MSN, Yahoo, Google or many other providers.