Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones.
Online dating services generally require a prospective member to provide personal information, before they can search the service provider's database for other individuals using criteria they set, such as age range, gender and location.
Other sites depend on advertising for their revenue.
Most sites allow members to upload photos of themselves and browse the photos of others.
Sites may offer additional services, such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.
I skipped a majority of the tourist areas after a disappointing time in Puerto Viejo.
I did hear some great things about Tamarindo, which is a beach town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica with good surf and nightlife, but I didn’t check it out. Costa Rica is great for nature, good for beaches, and can be a lot of fun - but it isn’t good for a budget traveler looking to bang a number of hot chicks.
The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose (San Pedro) and is certainly the best city for dating Costa Rican women if that's what you're looking for. I stumbled around drunk numerous times late at night, sometimes alone and sometimes with a girl. However, I heardof a number of people getting jumped near the mall at dusk and at night.