View Profile Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998.

Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.

Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.

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.

OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.

It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. POF.com, also known as Plenty Of Fish, is an online dating site headquartered in Vancouver.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.The app is available in over 80 countries and has over 27 million searchable members.