Aet Suvari has been reviewing and writing about the world of online dating since 2008 and the launch of Online Dating Help.
A stickler for promoting ethical practices within the UK dating industry she champions the sites that get it right while highlighting those holding it back.
We tested a few towns and cities and weren’t very happy with the results in smaller places.
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and some other big cities still get good results though but if you don’t live in a metropolis we suggest you test the site before you joining as a paying member – just to make sure you’re satisfied with what they have to offer.
My Single Friend understands this and offers a unique twist on online dating profiles. Creating a free profile on My Single Friend is a quick process that begins with specifying your gender, what gender you’re interested in, and providing an age range.
One of the things that set this service apart from others is users have the ability to get their friends involved.The search is simple and straightforward with both standard and advanced options and it’s easy to use and handy to grasp.However, in My Single Friend you don’t have an option to ‘send a wink’ to the people you like should you be a little shy starting up a conversation.There’s a special folder for mutual likes, facilitating the search process even further.Unfortunately one problem that Mysinglefriend seems to have is the number of matches that you are getting outside of London.You can specify everything from age range, location, body type, looks, and lifestyle while also clarifying the importance level (on a scale between not important at all and non-negotiable).