By Amanda Greene
Dating is complicated enough on its own; when you add in the confusion of online dating sites, it can be just plain intimidating. But it's easier--and more fun!--than you think. Not to mention effective: Each day, an average of 236 people who met on eHarmony.com get married. That's over 86,000 people a year! So, how do you go from logging on to finding your perfect match? There is a technique to navigating the virtual playing field. "I equate online dating to looking for a job," says Julie Spira, cyber-dating expert and author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating. "You'd want a rock star résumé for your perfect dream job, and you should feel the same way about your online dating profile." And the profile is just where it starts-we have plenty of expert tips, from sending the perfect first e-mail to picking your first date location. Here, everything you need to know to find love on the World Wide Web.
1. Your Profile Picture
It can seem difficult to stand out in