Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.

Have a conversation with her about making things exclusive.

Don't allow her to be confused about what's going on or to be left dangling from a string.” -- Monica, 29“My biggest dating tip for men is to take initiative.

Why does it feel like the men are always the ones offering women dating “advice” online? What if we want to be women and also think like them too? We asked women what their best love and dating advice would be for men."The key to approaching women is to feel them out before you go in for the kill.

Maybe you'll find out she hates sunshine and puppies in conversation and decide not to hit on her and save yourself some time." - Shay D., 24 “Guys please take into consideration that we are more emotional and feel different about things than you do.

I was hardly one week on this website and I found the most glorious woman alive.

There were a few dates but I found a woman that took my heart from my body and claimed it.

Even if it isn't love just yet, be willing to share. you have to throw to play.” -- Tamika St., 34“Men, please aim for honesty and intention when you're dating a woman.

If you really like a woman and you have been dating her for a while, please let her know how you feel about her.

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.

Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.

Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams.