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Online dating tips

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With 40 million Americans logging on for love, finding your perfect match can be overwhelming.

Laurie Davis is an e-flirt expert and author of the book "Love at First Click." Laurie says online dating helps you meet people you may not otherwise cross paths with.

Your picture and profile are important. Laurie recommends four to six photos. Show your face clearly and wear bold colors so you stand out in the sea of faces.

What you write in your profile is important, too.

The purpose of online dating is to get out there, so start messaging people. A good way to start, ask a question.

Don't stick to just "your type"; you never know who you might fall in love with.

For more of Laurie's dating tips, visit her website:

http://www.eflirtexpert.com/

LAURIE'S PROS AND CONS OF POPULAR DATING SITES

Chemistry.com

Pro: Selects daily matches for you

Con: You can't search for your own matches

eHarmony.com

Pro: For relationship-minded singles

Con: Guided communication process can take time

Match.com

Pro: Large dating site with more than 20 million members

Con: Need to invest time in weed through members to find good matches

OkCupid.com

Pro: Free site with quirky features makes it feel more like social network than dating site

Con: Because the site is free you may get more unwanted messages

PlentyofFish.com

Pro: No long profile to fill out before searching for matches

Con: Limited information about potential matches

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