Online dating or internet dating is a dating system which allows individuals, couples and groups to make contact and communicate with each other over the internet, usually with the objective of developing a personal romantic or sexual relationship. Online dating services generally require a prospective member to provide personal information before they can search the service provider's database for other individuals using criteria they set, such as age range, gender and location. Most sites allow members to upload photos of themselves and browse the photos of others.
Today online dating is an option for dating single mothers and single fathers who are in the dating scene and their current avenues in finding a partner have not been providing them the results they are looking for. It is something different to try for a change or break out of the routine. It may not be for everyone, but it could be a start in continuing to further explore other dating options and the beginning of taking control of one's personal life.