Those on a more serious quest for love tend to choose sites like E-Harmony, which has a giddlingly huge list of compatibility criteria on which it pairs its users.This comes with its own set of potential pitfalls, however, since first dates with this kind of ‘good-story-to-tell-the-Grandkids’ expectation can be terrifyingly intense.

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Tinder and Plenty of Fish are free to use, so prime stomping ground for the Melis’ of this world, whose approach to dating is much like a cat toying with a ball of string.

Plenty of Fish is the largest dating site and has over 90 million users, but you can also get a paid premium service.

Is it too much to ask for a dating site just for people into feet? Finding online dates with women who are into letting you suck her toes and adore her feet can seem a bit daunting.

But as the number of people turning to online dating grows, so do niche sites like these spots for finding real foot fetish dates. Foot Fetish has perfected dating for foot fetishists because every member in their database is a foot lover or into heels. They want foot massages, pampering, toe-sucking, and full=out worship.

Everyone likes going out sometimes and staying in sometimes.

Everyone has friends or family that are important to them. While POF may seem more in depth than Tinder, all you really do is judge people physically".

For those with specific tastes in the bedroom rather than the kitchen describes itself as a site for “beginners to the S & M and BDSM devotee”.

The cybersphere also boasts a plethora of dating sites for those who want to tailor their sexual fetishes from uk (“to please everyone who has a foot fetish”) to uk.

With dating sites being used as a form of social networking and social networking sites being used to find dates, it’s clearly a confusing world out there for the modern singleton.

Yet with the online dating industry worth £170 million by 2012, and a 2014 study predicting that more than half of couples will meet in the digital world in 20 years’ time, it’s clear that dating websites have an enduring appeal.

I’m on set at a Zombie-Valentine-themed boutique lingerie shoot (don’t ask) chatting to long-term single, serial-dating model Melis*.