But it isn’t the whole story – as the numbers and wide variety of people who enjoy online dating every day clearly prove.
The fact is online dating can be a fantastic way of meeting new people – not just for romance, but for friendship too.
It can feel like it’s a bit of a strange way to meet people – perhaps a little unnatural or awkward.
You may also have concerns about the kind of people you’ll meet online, and whether it will be safe.
And then there are apps like Tinder, Happ N, Hinge. In truth, lots are pretty similar, but some have unique quirks, selling points.