Online dating is not an unheard-of term anymore, but is very commonplace now in today's society. I am sure you know of at least one couple that met on the internet, or is in a long-distance relationship and uses the internet to help their relationship succeed. I remember when I was back in high school, I knew of an older couple that met online and thought to myself "I've never heard of people doing that before."
Now that we live in a digital world, and with social networking, texting, and instant messaging having such an integral part of our lives, the premise of online dating is easier than ever. It can also be "up in your face" when you're not expecting it. I am sure that you have seen the commercials on TV for online dating that reach out to specific audiences (e.g. ChristianMingle and OurTime).
Here is a "behind the scenes" look at how online dating works in today's society: