Besides learning about the person's likes and dislikes, you even get to see really nice photos of your potential date.
So you proceed forward, create a profile and decide to respond to someone else's profile.
These people do not want to leave their homes and families, so don't expect them to relocate.
However, they will be open to dating online and having a long distance relationship.
Positive aspects of perusing the profiles on online dating sites: It has been made easy for you to find someone new without having to do much work.