This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see Comparison of online dating websites).
For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites.
Each of the dozens of different dating sites available target a specific market.
EHarmony, for example, focuses on Christian dating, while Atlasphere targets those who love the writings of Ayn Rand.
In this chapter, we examine some of the ways in which mobile phones and social networking sites are impacting the world of dating and relationships.The differences between online dating and social networking boil down to this: online dating helps you find a date, while social networking helps you find a friend.People of all ages participate in both online dating and social networking, and many participate in both.Users provide basic information, such as birthdates, and may list their likes and dislikes.Unlike social networks, many online dating sites ask users to complete a long list of questions.