I know nowadays almost everyone has at least tried or browsed online dating sites...but does online dating work? Are there ever "happy ever afters" from it?
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I haven't made use of any online dating sites because I largely think they are a waste of time. This isn't to say I don't like online dating, though.
I'm in a (now real physical relationship) online relationship with someone else, and we have been going for four years, and are now engaged, as well. It can work as love can work anywhere else simply by allowing others to get to know each other (sometimes quicker that in real life) fast and then move the relationship up a notch. In terms of dating websites, they let you advertise your preferences and some of the better ones even filter the people you see, as well.
I met my girlfriend on an online game, funny enough. Counts as online dating as far as I'm concerned, we became friends on the game, then got each others messenger details, and then after a while, hit it off really well. I stand by the 'don't look for love' kind of thing when it comes to relationships, but not a lot of people are able to do that and even more do it wrong, as well.
Still, online dating is good because it lets you learn about someone without much risk, such as the perhaps having someone at your workplace/school hating you or feeling bad for the next month or so because it didn't work out - and online people are more open and friendly and more theirself, too.
So uh, hope that made sense and answered your question. :)2