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.With half of all single people now using some of the best online dating sites to find love (or at least quick, no strings sex – hello, Tinder), long gone are the days when Internet dating was seen as embarrassing or cringe-worthy.Now its about as normal (but way more fun) as Internet banking.Plenty of Fish works by asking users to take a special POF Relationship Chemistry Predictor test, which measures self-confidence, family-orientation, self-control, social dependency and easygoingness. The experts say: This is great if you want free access to a large database of single people.You’re then matched to those most compatible to you. It has a compatibility matching system that includes areas such as self-confidence, openness and family.
Try now: PARSHIP from £14.90 per month How does it work?Lovestruck helps put you in touch with people who are near you – be it where you work or live – to save you precious minutes or hours travelling to and from a date. The experts say: Perfect if you are looking for love in the city and want to approach dating with an informal first meet in your lunch break or after work.The site also hosts regular events which are a fun, relaxed way to meet people. It takes the travel out of dating especially with its tube station search parameter.Aspiring members have to pass a 48-hour peer vote to be accepted as one of the ‘beautiful people’.
They regularly host members’ events where allegedly you have to look as attractive as your profile photo otherwise entry to the venue is refused.
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