If you’re not in a relationship it can be hard to find a decent girl or guy who isn’t a complete scumbag or just incredibly boring, but we want you to be able to have lots of sex and run through meadows and send each other cute emails and all of that other stuff that happens when you’re in a relationship. So we’re here to help you find that special someone online…
Now there’s still quite a big stigma attached to online dating (we blame slasher films), but if you’re based here in the UK it’s becoming more and more popular, with sites like Guardian Soulmates, Plenty of Fish and eHarmony really taking off and attracting all kinds of different people who are now all happily doing the sex and meadows and emails thing. Of course there’ll be crazies lurking on them like there is everywhere else, but these sites are considered some of the most popular and “successful” at sorting people out with dates, dinners and all that other jazz.
However, we decided to venture into the weird and wonderful world of online dating, just in case you happen to be looking for something a little more niche…[This was one of those lists we pulled together with the help of Twitter, so here’s a little shout out to everyone who contributed, thanks guys @ananyah @teriTECHno, @rich_trenholm, @bluevespertine, @timhoang]
By Becca Caddy | August 20th, 2012
If your kids have more personality than you do
Now the idea of your kids setting you up with random strangers may seem a bit strange, but My Lovely Parent is admittedly a rather sweet concept that was dreamt up by two brothers who wanted to find their mum a suitable guy. So it's for those who are really reluctant to date online and need a push from those who know them the best. The great thing is you can sign your single mum or dad up to the site but then they can take it from there, so you just sit back and feel good about the fact you forced them into doing something and don't have to vet each potential suitor. If you still find it strange or have kids under five then feel free to skip over this one. mylovelyparent.com