With half of all single people now using some of the best online dating sites to find love (or at least quick, no strings sex – hello, Tinder), long gone are the days when Internet dating was seen as embarrassing or cringe-worthy.
These days, you can find a niche dating site for almost any group within our society.
The World Wide Web has periodically changed the way we live, work, shop, travel, communicate and date over the last couple of decades.
Matchmaking itself has existed for centuries but its modern definition translates into something very different these days.
Sites range from dating for those who are mentally ill, those with HIV, or with similar physical or mental disabilities.
There are dating sites for dancers, literature lovers, food junkies, pet owners, science fiction enthusiasts and even hikers.