An online dating service is a dating system that allows individuals, couples and groups to meet online and possibly develop a social, romantic or sexual relationship. Net dating services provide un-moderated matchmaking through the use of personal computers and the Internet.
Such services generally allow people to provide personal information, then search for other individuals using criteria such as age range, gender and location. Most sites allow members to upload photos of themselves and browse the photos of others. Sites may offer additional services, including webcasts, online chat, and message boards. Sites typically allow people to register for free but may offer services which require a monthly fee.
There are a number of specialist web-sites which cater for those seeking partners with BDSM or fetish interests. As they say, the start of a good relationship is generally a shared interest... This immediately gets over the problem of how to introduce your particular fetish into the conversation on your first date.