An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Introduction sites differ from the traditional online dating model, and attracted a large number of users and significant investor interest.
Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams.
Some sites are completely free and depend on advertising for revenue.
Others utilize the freemium revenue model, offering free registration and use, with optional, paid, premium services.
Still others rely solely on paid membership subscriptions.Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.