Services like e Harmony and promise to find you the best potential matches based on complex and tightly guarded algorithms.

Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.

Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.

They also weed out people who don't want a long-term relationship, or those with whom you're basically incompatible — say, people with vastly different educational backgrounds or religious beliefs. Daniel Williams with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre said most victims are over 40, fresh out of a long-term relationship and haven't dated for decades."They're vulnerable, trusting, emotionally fragile, and the scammers seem to pick up on that from a mile away," Williams said."We all think we're unique, but really we're not.

We all want the same things — to love and be loved.

But I hope, that you are not looking just for a beautiful face and perfect body. Many people will say I am funny, laid back, honest, kind, smart, and passionate. Usually meet through dating, IHi I'm a free-spirit who loves life. My family is my world and I have some pretty amazing friends also.

I am gifted by God to teach, preach, and I've been told I am good at singing too. like music, hate tv and have learned to quit sports.

But it's no better either."So an algorithm isn't smart enough to figure out if two strangers are soulmates.

But the sites do have their benefits."Mainly, online dating sites give you more options beyond your existing social network that you wouldn't have had otherwise," Eastwick said.

Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.