With a mass following, finding someone to grab a drink with at the end of the work week or to take to a wine tasting involves surfing profiles of members who live nearby with similar tastes.

The downfall is that a free site does not have any barrier to enter — anyone can click in and subscribe.

As with any free site, you run the risk of meeting people who are less than committed in the search for Happily Ever After.

Chemistry This site, which has 975,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members, does most of the work for you through strong personality matching results.

Members of are limited in their ability to search independently through profiles.

The site caters mostly to relationship-driven singles over 35 using unique analytical questions, such as selecting a color to demonstrate your personality.

Same sex singles can benefit from the mainstream dating sites, such as Match or e Harmony, as both services cater to the same-sex community.

Seeking a same-sex relationship online is no different than searching through Catholic Match.com, or to find your targeted niche.

Gay and lesbian singles need to understand what they hope to gain from their online journey in order to select the right dating site.

The same online dating etiquette applies — be honest about who you are and what type of relationship you seek.

If you are bisexual, the expectation would be that you list yourself as bisexual, even if do not have that requirement for a potential match.

The principle is no different when listing whether you smoke or drink. The hardest part of jumping in is knowing which site best suits your needs.

Here's a breakdown of each site and how it works in regard to LGBT daters:1.

OKCupid​It's a free site that connects LGBT singles.