"There's nothing wrong with online dating," Tessina says.
And every year, more than 280,000 marry someone they met that way. One survey found that Americans are spending nearly a billion dollars for online dating services.
Finally, it's not just for the young and tech savvy.
A dating site should act as a screening tool, helping you find people you may like, and helping to protect you from anyone dangerous.
The best online dating site is the one that you’re comfortable using and that has enough people for you to find some attractive choices.
If you sign up for A-List, Ok Cupid’s subscription service, you can perform more advanced searches and see a list of people who like you.
You can pay for one, three or six months of the service.
Use these tips to help navigate the realm of online dating.
The reward at the end could very well be meeting that someone special you've been looking for.
However, you can view people’s profiles and send likes with a free account.