Best online dating in the UK
November 17, 2008 8:17 AM Subscribe
What's the best online dating site for the UK? Details, annecdotes, and answers to other little questions welcome.
posted by anonymous to human relations (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've read many of the other questions
but it seems a lot can change (Nerve and others aren't what they used to be) and several answers only apply to the US (Impersonals
looks great for me but there's only a dozen or so people in my area). A lot of other recommended sites have very few UK people.
If there's more than to recommend, do they have particular characters? Is one just for extra-marital affairs, chavs, high-flying professionals or MySpace teenagers?
I've learned a lot from AskMe (how to write a profile and first email, don't take non-repliers personally, etc) but is there anything else I should know? Is it true that everyone lies a little and I should go ahead and add 2 inches to my height and forget the 8lbs I put on over the summer (and expect the same from people I find)? Are there any other unwritten rules (such as social-drinker really means moderate drinker and moderate-drinker means lush...or do people that smoke cannabis still tick 'no' on the drugs question) I should know about? If I'm just looking for "casual dating" now but open to the possibility that it becomes something serious which boxes should I tick?
If it helps, I'm a amicably divorced male in his early thirties who wishes Impersonals had a bigger following in the UK. Not in London, but close enough to travel for the right person.