Before you dive head first into the scary waters of online dating you first need a plan. Are you going to take the preferred route and reveal all about yourself or create a secret online avatar to test the waters.
If you are unsure about this whole online dating scene and feel that you want to dip your feet in before getting wet the second option of faking it out for awhile would be the best option.
You see signing up for an online dating site requires you to divulge a significant amount of information about yourself to the world or at least to the dating site in question.
If you are prepared to be honest (recommended) with people and get the most out of the experience then paying for an online dating service and really fleshing out your profile with hobby information and likes and dislikes speaks volumes to other members.