Online dating services are booming businesses, and the boomers who are joining them are doing so in big numbers.
People aged 50 and older represent 25 percent of membership on the popular dating site -- a 45 percent jump in the last five years, a spokesman said.
does not do background checks and tells subscribers as much.
But not everyone who hopes to find a mate online is falling blissfully in love.
There have been a rash of complaints against online dating sites, according to the Better Business Bureau.
These sites, along with dozens of other smaller ones, allow you to post a profile of yourself and view the profiles of others.
There is no attempt to verify the information someone posts -- something the sites are generally upfront about.
Many haven't been on the dating scene for decades and, feeling lonely and vulnerable, turn to their nearest computer for help.What they find is a plethora of online dating sites that promise romance, true love and fun.