How it works

It's simple. Rather than trying hundreds of sites to get a date and failing Dating Friend has visited them and come up with a top 5 in fact now a UK top 10 including the most favourite free singles site and a few more that we recommend.

We have literally visited hundreds of singles websites to see what happens and have rated them based on price, ease of use, likelihood of finding someone close to your requirements and customer services.

Just choose one from our home page and sign up for free. Here are some dating site reviews to get you going :

These are all free to sign up for. Match.com provides 3 days free access for you and girls date for free is always free for the ladies.

With all the idea is simple. You sign up (always for free) and create your own online profile. It's suggested that you upload a few interesting photographs of yourself so that prospective mates can see exactly who you are "in the flesh" as well as in your normal everyday life (such as at social gatherings or on holidays).

Your Profile

What you write about yourself is also important. Think about the types of people you want to contact you and what you would like to have in common such as interests and hobbies. It's best not to describe previous relationships you may have had as you don't want to put people off in contacting you.

The other side is when you conduct searches - this will also provide you with ideas for your own profile - We are sure you will be put off by some people - perhaps their appearance but also what they say about themselves. This will provide you with ideas of what you should write.

Communicating With People

Once you have found a few people you like the look of it's time to get in touch. Most of the websites have a simple messaging system but some also offer instant chat which is a good way to break the ice. Some sites can also guide you in what to say but be careful and not simply cut and paste their suggestions otherwise you might not come across as genuine ! (and they might have heard it from someone else already in any case).

Video chat is also becoming common place where you'll actually see the person live. When you meet for the first time just ensure you choose a public place and tell someone where you are going and take your mobile phone with you for contacts. Above all play safe and have a good time.