One of the basic human impulses is to develop a romantic relationship –- and maybe even fall in love. You might not be in the right mood to meet your soul mate while you’re trekking through the grocery store.
But there are a lot of obstacles that might keep someone from meeting the love of his or her life in today’s world. People of all ages, lifestyles and locations have been facing this problem for decades.
"He's been my lover and my friend for a really long time.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF) Modern Family actress Sarah has been in a relationship with Vampire Academy actor Dominic Sherwood since February.In the last 10 years or so, a new solution has arrived to help lonely hearts find their soul mates: online dating.Online dating is simply a method of meeting people, and it has advantages and disadvantages.Are you dating an older fellow or thinking about dipping your toes into that more mature water? DON' T point out how "cute" his first grey chest hair is (OOPS). With age (often) comes maturity and chivalry—take advantage!Well, my dears, you've come to the right place. Or, in Jess's (Zooey Deschanel's character, for those of you who aren't fans yet) case, don't ask about his health: "How's your prostate? Cece even tells Jess as she's first considering dating Russell (the one and only Fancypants) that "he intimidates you because you wouldn't have to take care of him, he'd take care of you."DON' T make your man feel older than he actually is (or date yourself).(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Gigi, the model whose star continues to rise, is dating former Disney star Joe Jonas.The 20-year-old blond beauty has been seeing Joe (25) since she parted ways with Australian popstar Cody Simpson after a three year romance earlier this year.In this article, we’ll be focusing on the most basic type of dating site –- one that works to bring two people together for a romantic relationship.While this article applies to the majority of popular dating sites, the rules and practices of any given individual site may differ.The variety of dating sites is constantly growing, with many sites focused on very specific groups or interests.There are sites for seniors, sites for Muslims, sites for fitness-oriented people, sites for people just looking for friends and sites for people who are interested in more adult activities.