Online dating, though, has not always enjoyed a good reputation.
One way that cropped up: A service would be free -- until users tried to respond to those who expressed interest in their profile.
When it comes to dating, people will try almost anything at least once to meet new people.
Another big problem Site Jabber users reported claims about services being free, and then being hit with hidden charges.
About 16 percent of those who complained about dating sites reported being surprised by charges.
More people have ventured into the potentially hazardous waters of online dating than would care to admit - and some of their adventures have been truly hair-raising.
Now a group of former Harvard math majors are crunching the data to reveal the secret tips of the online dater, displaying them in - naturally - graph form.An analysis of online dating site reviews shows there's much to be wary of -- and not just the risk of meeting a loser.The crew at Site Jabber.com, which collects reviews of websites, went through about 10,000 reviews of online dating sites and found some disturbing patterns.My loss."My search turned up a video of an attractive young man with luxurious hair and expressive hand gestures doing stand-up comedy in a Brooklyn bar.When asked, he admitted that this was, in fact, he. I had no idea who this guy was or where he lived, but his words seduced me.The reasoning, the bloggers explained, was that according to the thousands of multiple choice 'match questions' answered by Ok Cupid's seven million users, couples who met on the site agreed most often on three questions in particular: 'Do you like horror movies?