Another option is the traditional parental route, where parents introduce their son or daughter to a prospective match with family present.
In 2005 the government recorded just over 10,000 women coming to the UK from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as part of a marriage.
Whatever the reasons are for marrying a woman from "back home", it leaves an even smaller pool of men for British Asian women to fish in.
"I'm independent and successful and it's daunting to think I might have to up sticks and move to another town to move in with my in-laws as soon as I'm married." Matchmakers Statistics seem to be against Asian women too.
The last census showed that more British Asian men are marrying outside of their ethnic group than British Asian women.
We went on to organise events in bars and restaurants in other cities including Birmingham and Manchester." But some online dating sites reveal the extent of the problem Asian women face, with great emphasis on appearance, and in particular, complexion.
In Asian culture, skin-shade snobbery is rife, with the general consensus the browner you are, the less desirable.
'Cultural clashes' A recent Muslim matrimonial event held in London offered a glimpse into the current climate.
The male host asked: "How many women in the room today would be willing to move in with their in-laws after marriage?
In the scramble to find the perfect Asian husband, women are using every tool available to them.