Internet dating and sex
First Met, formerly known as AYI, is an online dating service that can be accessed through a mobile or Facebook app and on the web.
The free platform allows users to connect with new people based on mutual friends and interests.
There are several sites that offer additional levels of security including background checks and photo verification.
These sites have the broadest appeal and generally the largest membership bases.
It launched in 1995 and is now available in 24 different countries.
Members set up a profile, upload photos and can then search through profiles to find a good match. It uses a compatibility matching system to link up people with complementary personalities and lifestyles and has worked with millions of users over the past 15 years.
Our is a unique dating site specifically catered to people over 50.
Some of these niche sites are Farmersonly.com, Millionaire Match.com, Geek2Geek.com, JDate, Dandy, Pinksofa.com, Christian Mingle and Positive Singles.
Depending on the dating site, all other members might be able to see your profile and message you.
A 2013 study shows that nearly 60% of all new marriages in the USA started with the couple meeting online.