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We have more members than any comparable site in the UK. Not only that, we make finding a date much easier by giving you so many different ways to search. Not just by geography and gender but by star sign, ethnicity, physique, religion, interests and values to name just a few.

Dating and Relationship Advice

With so many relationships and marriages under our belt, we put our years of experience in dating into helping you find a relationship that's perfect. Our blog has regular articles added on dating and related subjects from first date advice to what men and women are really looking for. Our goal is to help you put any online dating nerves behind you and start dating in a way and at a speed that's right for you.

Don't Be Shy

Because we are so busy, finding a date online is now part of everyday life and has absolutely no stigma attached to it at all. Where else can you find, chat to and choose potential dates from your own home and in your own time? The only thing you have to do is take the first step and join.

Dating Advice

IT'S TIME TO MEET UP

You've taken your time and chatted online. You now know how you differ and the things you have in common, and you're interested enough to meet face to face. Seeing your date in person can often be make-or-break as it only takes a few minutes to get or give that valuable first impression. If you're intrigued by their profile and personality, there is a good chance there'll be some chemistry when you start dating.

Think of your first date not as an adventure. Take time to prepare thoroughly for your date and become as comfortable as possible and you'll be off to a great start.

MAKING IT MEMORABLE

We all start relationships with a first date and if we get it right then a wonderful future may await you. Good places for a first date outside of bars and restaurants are those that partly attracted you to a date in the first place. If the other person is as mad on horse racing as you are then a picnic and visit to your local track makes perfect sense. Remember though that first dates are often best in daytime and in social surroundings. Think outside the box and you could find yourself off to a great start.

YOUR DATING PROFILE IS IMPORTANT

Take your time with your dating profile. Choose a photo that shows you in your best light and avoid passport photos that usually look grim. You may have a wonderful photo of you drunk at a party with your friends but it's unlikely to get you many admirers online. Ideally your profile should have a range of photos which show the different sides of your character.

Avoid clichés in your profile such as 'easy to please' or 'happy go lucky'. These things might be true but many other people say the same thing. Try using buzz words that stand out more such as a music festival you have just been to or a book you have just finished. If food is your thing then mention your favourite cuisine. If you are lucky enough to have an interesting job then describe it. You get the idea.

KEEP SEARCHING

All of us are multi-dimensional and although it would be great to find the only other George Formby fan club member in Telford who is over 6ft 6" tall and whose favourite food is roast squirrel, it is unlikely. The best way to search is to firstly focus in on the things that are non-negotiable such as whether a person smokes or not and whether they are within a reasonable radius. After that, start adding all your likes and dislikes one at a time and slowly you will get to your perfect shortlist of potential people to chat to.

MAKE THE FIRST MOVE

If someone you think looks interesting has looked at your profile and hasn't sent you a message, please don't give up hope! It's still more common for the male members to be proactive with their online dating, there's nothing wrong with female members getting in there first. Men often love the confidence that comes with you making the first move.

The same goes for the boys, if you've winked at a girl and she hasn't reciprocated then don't despair, write to her. Keep your messages short and friendly but if they don't write back then don't stress about it. This is online dating and online dating is meant to be fun.

DON'T LET ONE POOR DATE GET YOU DOWN

Most online daters will meet at least one person they're not that attracted to during the process. It's totally normal and mirrors any other form of dating. Keep at it and when you do meet the perfect person you'll know that it was definitely worth the wait!

Dating Safety

We pride ourselves on offering a great environment that gives you control over the online dating experience and allowing you to progress at your own pace. We want you to exercise caution when dating new partners whether you meet them in a pub, through a friend or on our dating site.

It is our main priority to make sure that you have a safe and successful experience on this website. We strongly recommend that you build up relationships over time and do not give out your personal telephone number or address to matches that interest you straight away.

It is unlikely that you would give your life story and all your details to somebody you had met for thirty minutes in the local pub and did not really know.

Online dating is different to traditional dating because you can be highly selective and take your time. Remember that you are fully in control and there is no rush at all to move things forward.

Dating Popularity

Once the secret pastime of many people, internet dating has now entered the mainstream of cultural life with the ONS (Office of National Statistics) adding online dating to its basket of goods and services to monitor.

According to research, ten percent of UK singles now participate in online dating and the growth in the market is staggering with some figures suggesting a 57% increase in 2012 alone. The reason for this is that any stigma associated with internet dating is a thing of the past and this is now the 'cool' way to go about organising your love life.

Life is more transient than it was and people connect far more through mobile phones and tablet computers. Internet dating is just going to be part of what people do when they want to find a partner as well as meeting people through friends and family and going out.

Another driver in the growth of internet dating is that people like the many ways you can now filter out non suitable people through personality traits, physical characteristics, lifestyle choices and even star sign compatibility. This makes the whole exercise fun and far more productive as you only chat to or meet those people who have met your expectations and seem a likely choice.

Our own membership is over three million individuals and growing in size every day. There is never a shortage of new people just like you who want to take the strain out of meeting potential partners. If you have not already decided to join them then why not take the plunge and start today. You will not be disappointed.

Over 40 Dating

If you hate having no one special in your life then you have found the solution with the over 40 dating site.  Here at over forty dating we have been helping people like you for many years. As the name suggests we specialise in the over 40 dating market and currently have over three million clients in the UK alone!

Let me show you exactly how things work – just sign up for free and you can use our system to find people who match your ideal profile for a date. You can sort in lots of ways including height, build, ethnicity, age, interests, religion, income and many more.

We are confident that this site will work for you as it has for many others. Take action now and start the new life that you deserve. Picture yourself coming home to a person that cares about you. Imagine getting ready to go out with your hot new date.

Whether you’re new to online dating or have tried it before, signing up is quick and easy. You can create a profile in minutes and let our single members know all about you and what you are looking for. This is your personal “advert” and should show why you are a great catch. Reveal some of your favourite things, hobbies and interests and give them an idea of your personality and character. But don’t let all your secrets out from the start!

And don’t just put yourself out there and wait for them to come to you – get searching! You can filter your potential matches in all sorts of ways – by location, physical type, personality, interests, star sign and more. This gives you an initial indication of whether you would be compatible, then you can read their profile and get in touch if they sound like your kind of person.

What you say to each other is up to you, and how long you chat for before arranging a date is also down to personal preferences. Just remember not to give any personal information until you are sure the time is right.
From there on in it is all about enjoying the dates!

Dating for Over 40’s

As well as offering a way to search for dates we also have advice and tips on online dating, writing your profile and first dates.

We want to make dating for the over 40s a fun and success experience, which is why we have created a site that is used by hundreds of thousands of over 40s and allows you to filter your results in all sorts of different ways.

The fact is that those who are over 40 and looking for dates have probably been married and have grown-up kids. They’re looking for something different from their next relationship, and are more active in finding the right person.

Online dating has many benefits for the over 40s. You can carry out your searches and send messages whenever suits you, fitting dating into your already busy schedule. And you could find that your social life and confidence are transformed after just a few conversations and meet-ups.

The over 40s dating scene is vibrant and exciting, with more and more people heading online to find a new partner every single day. It’s not seedy, desperate or something to be ashamed of – just a great opportunity to meet a new partner.

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