Straight a dating site
It's very easy to pretend to be someone you're not, or over-hype who you really are.
People will always take great delight in ramping up the exciting aspects of their lifestyle.e Harmony e Harmony claims to be "responsible for nearly 4% of new U. marriages" and scores well in surveys of online dating sites, if you're the sort of person who believes surveys.This is a serious site for serious (I didn't say desperate) singles - and you'd better be serious to fork out £45 for a month's membership (although reviewing your matches is free).But with so many sites catering to very different tastes, which is the right one for you?Naturally, I should be steering you towards Telegraph Dating, which I'm contractually obliged to tell you is BRILLIANT.They explained that they want to meet someone who "gets" their weird, knackering shift patterns, but not someone with whom they have to talk shop all the time.
It's not just for nurses: UD is where PCSOs and firemen come to meet stewardesses and traffic wardens, shattering the delusion that working in uniform is one big porn movie waiting to be filmed.
(Though for some users that's probably part of the site's initial appeal.) Standard membership is free, but if you want to contact another member you'll have to upgrade to FULL membership, for £30 a month. During registration, UD asked if I was part of a uniformed industry and provided a drop-down list which included such options as "model" and even "journalist" (well, I suppose chardonnay-smattered chinos and a pyjama top are a sort-of uniform).
But on the basis that no one tells the truth on dating sites I opted for "prison officer", because I've always harboured a secret fetish for dangerous convicts. It's a no-nonsense site for straight-down-the-line singles who know what they want and go for it - as illustrated by such profile names as red_hot_refuse_collector. No, but I was impressed and flattered when one of those furry-hatted blokes outside Buckingham Palace started messaging me.
(com) My Single Friend "My Single Friend is the brainchild of TV presenter Sarah Beeny”, boasts the website. I'd trust her to wallpaper my downstairs bog, but would I trust her to find me a decent shag?
However, she is unthreatening and middle class, much like the well-meaning pals who provide the profile information on the site, on the basis that if you want to know what some is really like, ask their mates, who are likely to be slightly more honest than people who write their own online profiles.
e Harmony takes a quantitive approach to matching based on “key dimensions of compatibility proven to be the foundation for a long-term relationship, like character, intellect and values”.