Why Choose Us?
We have more members than any comparable site in the UK. Not only that, we make finding a date much easier by giving you so many different ways to search. Not just by geography and gender but by star sign, ethnicity, physique, religion, interests and values to name just a few.
Dating and Relationship Advice
With so many relationships and marriages under our belt, we put our years of experience in dating into helping you find a relationship that's perfect. Our blog has regular articles added on dating and related subjects from first date advice to what men and women are really looking for. Our goal is to help you put any online dating nerves behind you and start dating in a way and at a speed that's right for you.
Don't Be Shy
Because we are so busy, finding a date online is now part of everyday life and has absolutely no stigma attached to it at all. Where else can you find, chat to and choose potential dates from your own home and in your own time? The only thing you have to do is take the first step and join.
IT'S TIME TO MEET UP
You've taken your time and chatted online. You now know how you differ and the things you have in common, and you're interested enough to meet face to face. Seeing your date in person can often be make-or-break as it only takes a few minutes to get or give that valuable first impression. If you're intrigued by their profile and personality, there is a good chance there'll be some chemistry when you start dating.
Think of your first date not as an adventure. Take time to prepare thoroughly for your date and become as comfortable as possible and you'll be off to a great start.
MAKING IT MEMORABLE
We all start relationships with a first date and if we get it right then a wonderful future may await you. Good places for a first date outside of bars and restaurants are those that partly attracted you to a date in the first place. If the other person is as mad on horse racing as you are then a picnic and visit to your local track makes perfect sense. Remember though that first dates are often best in daytime and in social surroundings. Think outside the box and you could find yourself off to a great start.
YOUR DATING PROFILE IS IMPORTANT
Take your time with your dating profile. Choose a photo that shows you in your best light and avoid passport photos that usually look grim. You may have a wonderful photo of you drunk at a party with your friends but it's unlikely to get you many admirers online. Ideally your profile should have a range of photos which show the different sides of your character.
Avoid clichés in your profile such as 'easy to please' or 'happy go lucky'. These things might be true but many other people say the same thing. Try using buzz words that stand out more such as a music festival you have just been to or a book you have just finished. If food is your thing then mention your favourite cuisine. If you are lucky enough to have an interesting job then describe it. You get the idea.
All of us are multi-dimensional and although it would be great to find the only other George Formby fan club member in Telford who is over 6ft 6" tall and whose favourite food is roast squirrel, it is unlikely. The best way to search is to firstly focus in on the things that are non-negotiable such as whether a person smokes or not and whether they are within a reasonable radius. After that, start adding all your likes and dislikes one at a time and slowly you will get to your perfect shortlist of potential people to chat to.
MAKE THE FIRST MOVE
If someone you think looks interesting has looked at your profile and hasn't sent you a message, please don't give up hope! It's still more common for the male members to be proactive with their online dating, there's nothing wrong with female members getting in there first. Men often love the confidence that comes with you making the first move.
The same goes for the boys, if you've winked at a girl and she hasn't reciprocated then don't despair, write to her. Keep your messages short and friendly but if they don't write back then don't stress about it. This is online dating and online dating is meant to be fun.
DON'T LET ONE POOR DATE GET YOU DOWN
Most online daters will meet at least one person they're not that attracted to during the process. It's totally normal and mirrors any other form of dating. Keep at it and when you do meet the perfect person you'll know that it was definitely worth the wait!
We pride ourselves on offering a great environment that gives you control over the online dating experience and allowing you to progress at your own pace. We want you to exercise caution when dating new partners whether you meet them in a pub, through a friend or on our dating site.
It is our main priority to make sure that you have a safe and successful experience on this website. We strongly recommend that you build up relationships over time and do not give out your personal telephone number or address to matches that interest you straight away.
It is unlikely that you would give your life story and all your details to somebody you had met for thirty minutes in the local pub and did not really know.
Online dating is different to traditional dating because you can be highly selective and take your time. Remember that you are fully in control and there is no rush at all to move things forward.
Once the secret pastime of many people, internet dating has now entered the mainstream of cultural life with the ONS (Office of National Statistics) adding online dating to its basket of goods and services to monitor.
According to research, ten percent of UK singles now participate in online dating and the growth in the market is staggering with some figures suggesting a 57% increase in 2012 alone. The reason for this is that any stigma associated with internet dating is a thing of the past and this is now the 'cool' way to go about organising your love life.
Life is more transient than it was and people connect far more through mobile phones and tablet computers. Internet dating is just going to be part of what people do when they want to find a partner as well as meeting people through friends and family and going out.
Another driver in the growth of internet dating is that people like the many ways you can now filter out non suitable people through personality traits, physical characteristics, lifestyle choices and even star sign compatibility. This makes the whole exercise fun and far more productive as you only chat to or meet those people who have met your expectations and seem a likely choice.
Our own membership is over three million individuals and growing in size every day. There is never a shortage of new people just like you who want to take the strain out of meeting potential partners. If you have not already decided to join them then why not take the plunge and start today. You will not be disappointed.