With half of all single people now using some of the best online dating sites to find love (or at least quick, no strings sex – hello, Tinder), long gone are the days when Internet dating was seen as embarrassing or cringe-worthy.
Now its about as normal (but way more fun) as Internet banking.
There are also various off-shoots of with microsites for gay and lesbian dating, Asian dating, Christian dating and Polish dating. The experts say: For those nervous about dating, this site puts the control in your fingertips allowing you access to thousands of profiles and the ability to chat to potential dates at the rate which works for you.
You’re then matched to those most compatible to you. It has a compatibility matching system that includes areas such as self-confidence, openness and family.
A great starting point for people who have not tried online dating before and want to try it for free. is the brainchild of TV presenter Sarah Beeny and it works by each member on the site being put forward and described by a friend.
The site aims to get rid of the ‘cringe factor’ associated with having to big yourself up through your online profile and makes it more of a fun community, where like-minded people can chat, meet and potentially fall in How much does it cost? The experts say: For those who are at a loss as how to sell themselves in 500 words or less, this site offers the opportunity to be described by your friend.
It works on the premise your friend can sell you better than you can but they can also embarrass you too.
Oh, but if you leave (which they make very difficult to do), they’ll continue to take money from your account and operating a mission to mars is easier than getting your money back.
We've hand-picked the best online dating sites for you to try right now - and there really is something for everyone.The site also hosts regular events which are a fun, relaxed way to meet people. It takes the travel out of dating especially with its tube station search parameter.Try now: Lovestruck from £16 per month How does it work? In fact, it’s fairly similar to our old friends Match, mentioned above.Members rate new applicants over a 48-hour period based on whether or not they find the applicant ‘beautiful’.It sounds harsh, but the site claims that by admitting people based on their looks they’re removing the first hurdle of dating, saying that because everyone on the site is a fitty, members can concentrate on getting to know people’s character and personalities. If you buy a 6-month membership, you’ll get a reduced price of £7.50 per month.There are literally hundreds of dating sites out there. If you are serious about looking for that special thing called love, then this is the site for you.