Newspapers and television news broadcasts are using a lot of frightening words to describe online dating practices. Words like "deception", "lying", and "fraud". Recent lawsuits against Match.com and Yahoo! Personals may have those that trusted online dating now turning away from it, but I would warn against being so quick to distrust your favorite online dating service. Whether or not recent accusations are true, this doesn't mean that online dating is not a reputable way to meet other singles for possible relationships.
Match.com has already rigorously denied any accusations of wrongdoing and time will tell if these lawsuits are legitimate or false accusations. If online dating has been working for you, it is my opinion that you should continue. Despite a few bad apples, there are still millions of singles looking to find love online, and they may be looking for you.