Abusers attempt to control their partners in a variety of ways.
The following is a list of common controlling behaviors: Isolation: Trying to cut off the victim's relationship with family and friends; using jealousy to justify behavior.
Forms of abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.
Sexual: Touching or forcing the victim to engage in unwanted sexual activity.
Some sites are completely free and depend on advertising for revenue.
Others utilize the freemium revenue model, offering free registration and use, with optional, paid, premium services.
At the end of November 2004, there were 844 lifestyle and dating sites, a 38% increase since the start of the year, according to Hitwise Inc.
The stigma associated with online dating dropped over the years and people view online dating more positively.