"Invite your friends and create a base network," says Purington.
"Once you have this, your dating pool will quickly begin to grow.
You'll then be walked through an optional four-stage guided-communication process before you engage in any free-flowing conversation with your would-be mates.
Lavalife Price: Free through August 2011; paid subscriptions TBAUsers: Number undisclosed; the ration of men to women is about Good for: Finding people and connecting without the meddling of extreme matchmaking engines.
You've seen the commercials—e Harmony is known for leading to successful, long-term relationships, and a study conducted by Harris Interactive in 2009 found that e Harmony marriages account for about 4 percent of weddings in the country.