Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
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.
Whether that's the YA author you can't get enough of or the indie band that has only a couple hundred views on You Tube, your passion makes you irresistible. Voicing your knowledge and your opinions in class (or any other time! Or the name of the pet hamster he had in second grade, or the make and model of his dream car. It's much more fun to hang around someone who has a great sense of humor and doesn't take themselves too seriously than someone who is so worried about how they look that they're too afraid to be themselves.
Everyone loves to laugh, and who doesn't want to date someone who makes them laugh all the time? When you nerd out about something that's really important to you.
Plus, it gives him permission to be himself without fear of judgment.
IAC, which owns Match.com, just made a tender offer to buy out publicly-traded Meetic.com, the top dating site in Europe, for 15 euros per share, a 11% premium, the companies announced today.
Match already owns 27% of Meetic after the two companies swapped out their European and American assets.
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.