So if someone you know sees your profile...well, they're on the site too, aren't they?

Here are a few questions I often get from people who are curious..haven't yet taken the plunge. The question is whether the people doing it are the ones you'd want to date. Unlike farting in public, though, online dating's stigma is quickly going away.

If you ask around, you'll be surprised how many people you know are doing it. Remember: there are more people doing this than you probably realize.

It's not just internet-addicted geeks (myself notwithstanding). If one of your friends is going to judge you for trying to find love, then maybe they just aren't very nice.

We're here to answer some of your burning questions. I tried Ok Cupid for about a week, met a girl within a couple days, and two and a half years later, we're getting married.

But, despite your curiosity, you haven't been able to convince yourself to actually try it out.

Dating sites would like you to think this is a common occurrence, but the more people I talk to, the more I learn that everyone's experience is different.

However, I've also learned that there are a lot of misconceptions and fears about online dating that prevent people from giving it a try.

And if you're saying stupid stuff on your profile...well, don't.

If you wouldn't want a friend to see it, you probably wouldn't want it to be the first thing a potential date sees.

More importantly: on most dating sites, your profile isn't truly "public".

The only people who can see your profile are other people signed up for the site.