The profusion of kinky folk can get fairly terrifying at times, especially if, like me, your sexual appetites are fairly tame.

One woman sent me an email with a five point list of things she wanted to do to me.

Thereafter, the more questions you answer, the more likelihood the OKC algorithm will find you a match.

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eventually registering at least 10.7 million unique users.

The site was also extremely popular in Ireland – at one point it claimed to have over a million Irish users, and data from Alexa ranked it as Ireland's most-visited site.

Its popularity saw it sold to AOL for $850 million in 2008.

The site was purchased by AOL on March 13, 2008 for $850 million, with the Birches' combined 70% stake yielding a profit of $595 million from the deal. This was mainly due to the falling numbers of unique users; Bebo users were moving to rival site Facebook.

It seems that the world's more extreme sexual daters have found safety in the OKC numbers game and gathered in one place to pester each other. When you sign up to the site, as well as drafting the normal essay about how great you are and uploading four out of focus photographs from that period in 2006 when you were hot, you answer a raft of multiple choice questions.

These range from the fairly ordinary (“Could you date a smoker?

So, even if you think there’s only a million to one chance someone will date you, in theory, there’s a man/woman/omnisexual on here for you. Well, strangely, it's actually one of the immediate problems with OKC.

The site as an absolute hive of polyamorous kinksters, furries and other assorted people at the odd end of the dating site pool.

Even if that latter category sounds appealing to you, remember that people blithely (or desperately) looking for a squeeze between the sheets can put more earnest daters off.

OKC may have a high member count, but a lot of women find its barrage of sex requests and outright abuse an instant red flag. One female friend complained to me that she got so many messages per day (most saying “Heyyyy”) she felt that she “was at the centre of a toad knot”.

AOL said that Bebo could not compete with other social networking sites in its current state, and that the company could not commit to taking on the massive task to keep Bebo in the social network 'race'.