Despite the overwhelming gravitational evidence for the existence of Dark Matter, very little is known about its particle nature. There are substantial challenges in detecting a particle that interacts even more weakly than the neutrino, yet efforts to shed some light on this enigmatic particle are ongoing. I will describe some of these techniques, focusing on Direct Detection, Indirect Detection, and Collider Searches. These are complementary efforts, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, that continue to constrain the allowed DM parameter space and even provide some tantalizing hints of a signal. As a case study, I will examine a typical leptophilic model, and discuss what these techniques can tell us about its viability.
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