“For friendship, romance, or true love. Friends Reunited is free to join and search.”
Before Facebook became the social networking site of the world you had smaller sites like Friends Reunited doing the same thing. Friends Reunited was doing social networking before social networking became a huge phenomenon. Before the purpose was to bring old school friends together and change lives. Now because of sites like Facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn, Friends Reunited is now more catered to online dating and that is proving to be more successful. What is great is that the guy to girl ration is evenly balanced and most people on the site are looking for a partner instead of a one-night stand.
Registering is very easy and fast. You are asked your gender, birthday, email, password, city/postcode and you are ready to go. You are also able to connect with Facebook.
How it Works
Friends Reunited says even if you don’t find a date, maybe you’ll find a good friend. You can create a free account and profile and then you are allowed to search and wink. But that is all. You cannot even see who has been looking at your profile until you subscribe. Looking at other online sites Friends Reunited is a lot cheaper to join and the navigation is simple. Instead of just the standard ‘wink’ you can also hug, kiss, smile, or wave.
The process takes around 15 minutes to create and up to 24 hours for your profile and picture to be approved. It is pretty straightforward. You don’t have write too much about yourself and it’s mostly a lot of drop down boxes that you can check off.
To search for a potential match is very basic and the profiles are put together nicely. You look for matches by postcode as well as the typical more complicated advanced search. You can see photos but a very small one. But to see more and in full size you must be a paying member. In the process you are also able to wink, send a message, icebreaker, or chat.
With your free membership you can wink, send an e-card, or a quick hello. You cannot instant message, write to anyone or read your emails unless you pay. There is also no mobile feature.
£ 1.66 /day 3 day trial in total
£ 39.99/month 1 month in total
£89.97/£29.99 month 3 months in total
£119.94/£19.99 month 6 months in total
You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, Switch or PayPal. There is also have a credit card payment hotline at +44-845-869-7509
Be aware that the 3-day trial membership plan will automatically convert to the monthly package at the end of the 3-day trial period. The website also says
“To avoid any disruption, the subscription you selected will automatically be extended for a successive renewal period of the same duration and at the original, not discounted, price.”
1. Check our how many people you would actually like to date in your local or surrounding area because there are a lot of profiles that have not been used for a long time or are completely dead. Friends Reunited can’t remove profiles unless the personally instructed by the member.
2. There are fewer members these days so make sure you really want to join.
3. Because this is a less expensive dating site there are still fake profiles and scammers. However, not as many compared to other dating sites and when these people are identified they are removed promptly.