You can now find your perfect match using facial recognition software on AFP

Do you have a certain "type" of person you are attracted to? Do you always go for someone tall, dark and handsome, or small, blonde and blue-eyed? If so, dating site will now be able to help you find your next potential girlfriend or boyfriend much faster.

Instead of trawling through countless online dating profiles hoping to find someone with similar facial characteristics to your ex, the website is now able to scan the profiles for you using facial recognition software, and cross-referencing them with photos of your previous partner.

The technology for the new service is provided by Los Angeles-based match-making service Three Day Rule, but it's not going to be cheap – members who want to use the service will have to pay $5,000 (£2,978) for a six-month package on top of their existing Match subscription.

For this hefty sum, members in the US will have access to a team of "world-class matchmakers and dating experts" who will meet you in person, give you date coaching and get to know your preferences in terms of personality and shared interests.

They will then use photographs of your ex to gauge the face shape that their clients would like the most , using facial recognition software to analyse databases of members from, the matchmaker you are assigned to or Three Day Rule.

In order to help busy high-flyers who have no time to search for a mate, the match-makers will even go on pre-dates for you, and only recommend the most suitable candidates.

"People have a type and it's not necessarily about height or race or hair colour, but a lot of it is about face shape," Three Day Rule founder Talia Goldstein told Mashable.

"I always ask my clients to send me photos of their exes. They say that they don't have a type, but when I see the photos, to me they look very similar. The ex's may be different ethnicities, or have different hair colour, but their facial structures are the same."