Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.

Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.

Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.

POF.com, also known as Plenty Of Fish, is an online dating site headquartered in Vancouver.

On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.

She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.

Whatever your reasons for seeking love abroad, there are a number of websites and apps that cater to the international dating crowd.

The following dating apps and websites have great international flair, so check ’em out!

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Maybe you have a degree in a foreign language, and you love that culture so much that you want to explore it further.

It grades on a scale of A to F, based on things like your messages and pictures.

It’s a great way to weed out the creeper messages that women tend to get more, but also promotes better online dating behavior and not hiding behind a profile.

All information you submit through the site is kept strictly confidential and not distributed to any other organization.