It also has a handy instant messenger service which makes chatting to your matches easy and breezy. A daily email suggests six members you might be interested in, which is a useful feature that doesn’t feel like you’re being bombarded but provides you enough choice to find a compatible date. This is sold as a serious online dating site for ‘discerning singles.’ A bit like e Harmony, PARSHIP uses a patented test, this time called The PARSHIP principle®, which analyzes 32 personality traits and is based on an algorithm of 136 rules.
It sounds complicated, but that’s not for you to worry about. The experts say: Great for those looking for long-term relationships with professional people, users complete a personality test to measure compatibility with potential dates using psychometric analysis.
It makes sense that if a potential partner shares your taste in music then you’re off to a good start and a favourite artist/band is a great ice breaker when approaching someone online for the first time. Let’s face it, meeting up with a complete stranger for a first date can be awkward and hideously cringeworthy.
But it’s less so when the date itself is a total riot. The site is all about the actual dating experience and let’s you pick a match based on the date idea they’ve suggested. So, rather than nervously meeting someone for a luke warm coffee in a crowded chain, you could be trying out your culinary skills at a sushi-making masterclass or bonding over super-strong cocktails at a hipster speakeasy. The experts say: It’s a simple and unique approach to online dating which is great for those looking for fun and interesting ideas for first dates.
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It works on the premise your friend can sell you better than you can but they can also embarrass you too.
MSF has a more chatty style in the profile and gives you a greater insight into your potential date’s world. This online dating site does exactly what it says on the tin and only people deemed beautiful enough will be allowed to join.
These messages will be from their username and not their real email address, protecting both your and their privacy. In fact, it’s fairly similar to our old friends Match, mentioned above.
Everyone who sets up a profile is a member on the site, but if you want to contact someone you need to be a paying subscriber. It’s free to join and browse matches but for a year’s full access, it costs £10.50 a month. You can start looking at potential dates for free, then when you like the look of someone and fancy striking up a conversation, you need to subscribe. The experts say: This site is owned by the dating giant MEETIC and gives you access to 20 million members across Europe and it also merged with in 2009.