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Online Dating Sites?

A former member
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Hey guys,

I was out in Shoreditch this weekend and got a card with a voucher for DoingSomething, an online dating site. Has anyone heard of it? I've been thinking of trying online dating but want to make sure I pick a site that's worth my while. Does anyone recommend any other sites? The voucher code was pingpong2 and was good for one month for £9.99, in case anyone else is interested
Wilber W.
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Wilber W.
WilberWebb
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Single since ‘time immemorial’, Londoner CTS has committed to going on one first date every week for a year. She's chronicling her dating dramas and romantic exploits in her blog www.52firstdates.com and on Twitter @C_T_S.
By CTS, 52firstdates.com
4:16PM GMT 25 Jan 2012
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You might already have nixed some of your new year resolutions but if you’re committed to finding love in 2012 there’s still time to sort yourself out before Valentine’s Day. For time-pressed singletons purposefully looking for partners, one of the best ways to find dates is through online dating sites.

As a seasoned online dater, I’ve done considerable market research over the years in my quest to find the future Mr CTS. Sadly www.talldarkandhandsome.com/likesparrots­/hatescoriander hasn’t been activated yet, so instead I’ve examined the other potential suitor-yielding sites to see which ones worked best for me. If you’re raring to date, this guide should help you find the perfect partner.

Even if you’re new to online dating, you’ve probably heard of Match.com, one of the most popular paid-for sites in the UK. It attracts a broad selection of singletons and it’s easy to search and get in touch with other solo surfers.You’ll need to pay for membership if you want to do more than wink at random strangers across cyberspace, but this is a good all-rounder.



If you’re of a nervous disposition and find the prospect of making contact with attractive strangers intimidating, then you might want to try eHarmony. It’s pricey, it offers gentle guidance as you prepare your profile, select suitable matches and send ice-breaker questions before attempting that all-important first email. If you love taking surveys and jumping through virtual hoops, this site may work for you. If you’re impatient and like to cut to the chase, the continual box-ticking might just drive you to distraction.

Dating profile-writing is a tricky activity, so modest types might appreciate Mysinglefriend.com, which requires a trusted mate to provide an affectionately biased account of who you are. Although you can’t amend the write-up yourself, there is a handy ‘right to reply’ section where you can thank the author, verify key facts and challenge any embarrassing revelations. The main boon when perusing Mysinglefriend is that you know your potential date has at least one real-life friend.

If the prospect of an unimaginative date in a chain pub bores you senseless, then check out Doingsomething.co.uk. This great up-and-coming site is perfect for anyone who wants an activity-led date, be it checking out an exhibition, going cycling or wrestling a picnic off some pigeons in a park. Simply post your desired activity on your profile, rather like a Facebook status update, and your potential suitors contact you if they fancy coming along. Ingenious.

There is a wealth of free dating sites out there for you to sign up to, too, and Plenty of Fish and OK Cupid are two of the most popular ones. They’re chock full of singletons, but as they’re free for all to use make sure to exercise slightly more caution when selecting prospective dates. Last year I learnt the hard way: a guy I’d been speaking to from a similar site turned out to be a fabricated identity which used stolen pictures, created by someone else to groom me. Luckily I found out before we met in person.

There are plenty of other sites for those with more specific requirements from their potential partners. I can’t speak from experience on these, but the options range from religiously themed websites to sites for those with learning difficulties to sites for herpes sufferers, to name but a few.

So whatever it is you’re looking for in a potential partner, the web can help you. Just make sure that you exercise sensible precautions when meeting strangers in real life. But you’re all grown ups and know all that already, don’t you? Good.

Single since ‘time immemorial’, Londoner CTS has committed to going on one first date every week for a year. She's chronicling her dating dramas and romantic exploits in her blog www.52firstdates.com and on Twitter @C_T_S.

If you want to get off the singles market, here's where to go dating online
With online dating sites catering to all and sundry, dating expert CTS gives her verdict on the most popular digital matchmakers.
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Wilber W.
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London, GB
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