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The hardest part of jumping in is knowing which site best suits your needs.
Same sex singles can benefit from the mainstream dating sites, such as Match or e Harmony, as both services cater to the same-sex community.
Seeking a same-sex relationship online is no different than searching through Catholic Match.com, or to find your targeted niche.
According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).
Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.Unlike other dating sites, e Harmony requires its members to complete an in-depth questionnaire whose results are used to determine singles’ personality at the core to deeply match based on key areas of compatibility.In 2007 e Harmony partnered with the Oxford Internet Institute, at the University of Oxford, to carry out research on UK couples to determine the personality characteristics that affect their compatibility.And even if you do, dating online can seem overwhelming with endless profiles to trawl through.