Forget about everything you've heard and get ready for a crash course in online dating. If you're new to the game and want to get clued up fast here's everything you need to know; from the best sites to the worst profile mistakes.
There are around six million online daters in the UK making the world wide web a hotbed of singles looking for love, sex and lasting relationships.
If you're single and ready to mingle it can be hard to find the man of your dreams in a sweaty bar or at the gym. Chances are you'll need a shove in the right direction, and that's exactly what online dating sites do.
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