Whether you have given up on the bar scene, don't have a lot of time to devote to going to singles mixers, or you're just shy, for whatever reason, you have turned to the world of online dating.
Sometimes it's great, other times it can seem like the 7th level of digital dating hell.
"Try turning down the volume on your inner critic on a superficial front, you may just discover you're a better judge of character, and are better able to decide if your date is someone that you connect with on a new level," she says.
Some sites are free, but for most sites you have to pay and it can get quite expensive.
It definitely works, but to make the most of online dating here are the experts top 10 tips: Just choosing a dating site, let alone for a date, can be quite daunting as there are so many options.
The Online Dating Association says it is now the largest single way in which relationships start in the UK.
There are also online agencies specifically for Christian, Jewish or gay singletons.
However, there’s often a subscription fee for full membership, which will entitle you to reply to messages and access extra services.
If you have an overriding interest or outlook, there are plenty of niche sites out there.
There's uniform dating for people who work in uniforms, vegetarian dating, sites for older people or for those with children.
Click skip if you would like to do this later Save and continue to save your options and go to the next screen. Click Upload to choose a picture that you have saved on your desktop.
There are other methods by which you can upload images too.