But how can one tell who is their right match.
Huffington Post has come up with the nine most common types of people you'll find out there.
While you're still in the emailing process, the Neds and Nellies out there have already claimed you as theirs.
They're calling you honey, darling, and baby from the get go. They feel they must share their moment-to-moment activities with you via phone emails or texts throughout the day.
Sometimes you feel as if they're trying to consume the air you breathe, wanting to be part of your life every minute of the day. If you love a good clinger, Ned or Nellie is a perfect match for you.
The Michelles and Michaels out there who think online dating is like ordering take out food post some of the funniest profiles.
They will tell you they are looking for a man or woman with a specific type of job, body, hair color and more.
It's smarter to stick with matches who think you're great exactly how you are.
These days, lots of men and women over 50 love riding motorcycles, including professionals like doctors and lawyers.
There's something wild and free about letting the wind blow through your hair on the open highway.
Just because they have this midlife hobby, don't be so quick to knock them off the list of possibilities.
Often there are people who don't post pictures online.
They're looking for a fling and don't want their single friends spotting them as they pursue a fun time.
They will often admit they're married and will share with you why they're out there cruising dating sites in spite of it.
They're heartbreakers who rarely leave their spouse, but when push comes to shove have no trouble saying bye-bye to you.
Long distance relationships are fun. But they're usually built on fantasy.
It's hard sharing the details of your daily life to someone you've never met.
This is a hard relationship to make work, but if they're a short flight away and you only want a weekend spouse, they'll be perfect for you.
Look out for those who avoid using a therapist and will gladly use you for the purpose of working out their latest issues with friends, families and former spouses.
The 'Bad Boy' and 'Bad Girl' type are gorgeous, charming dating players who will break your heart without a second thought.
Everyone wants to be with them. Knowing this, they'll use you to get whatever their heart desires whether it's money, love or prestige.
They are fun to play with but not good choices if it's a long term committed relationship you're looking for.
Beware of scammers. These are the people who've taken some of the fun out of dating online.
They are men and women trying to make a living conning you. You can loose your wallet and your heart if you end up falling prey to their tactics.
--ANI (Posted on 15-05-2013)