Why go to all that effort when you can review your matches online, and go on better first dates that lead to something meaningful?
The old-fashioned ways of dating - trying to catch the eye of someone in a cafe or scouting for potential partners in a bar - can be fun.
Unfortunately, we can't hand you a manual - but we do have the next best thing.
According to Ok Cupid's data, interest in polyamory is on the rise.
In 2010, 32 percent of the site's users said they'd date someone in an open relationship.
e Harmony has brought together millions of singles who have gone on to have happy relationships.
If you have a success story of your own, we'd love to hear it!