Online dating is a practice whereby people search for some form of relationship on the internet. It became popular in late 2004, and year-by-year, statistics show that online dating is on the rise.
But online dating is not without its critics. Some think people who subscribe to online dating are unlikely to find a valuable relationship. Some people also question the safety aspect of it.
NZ Radio Training School journalism student Finlay Robertson took to the streets of Auckland to ask what people think of online dating: