The Internet, and online dating sites in particular, created a revolution in gay dating.
Some have modest monthly subscription charges, but you definitely get what you pay for.
For a trial cost of just a few dollars for a month, or an annual fee of less than 0, members can get dozens of innovative, helpful features.
Some offer very unexpected extras that can tip you to one site when you're undecided.
Free magazine subscriptions to major gay publications, offering information about the local scene and other goodies make for a nice benefit.
But there are plenty of sites that cater to lesbians as well.
Finding a friend, lover or lifelong partner is at least as difficult for gay women as anyone else.
Fortunately, there are dozens of sites that provide thousands of members.
Profile matching, zip code targeting and other features help to reduce that problem to a manageable size. Some are as short as three days, others as long as a month.
But a shorter period isn't necessarily bad, if they have thousands of active members and several live in your area, that can definitely be worth a look.
Many lesbian dating sites have their own special extras that encompass major publications devoted to the gay woman.
You can find out what's happening locally or in a town you may visit soon.