Friends reunited dating site started in 2003 in response to customer feedback from their original friends reunited site. During our dating reunited review we found that there are Currently over one million registered users. It is supposedly a site that is targeted at the 35+ years old singles market but while I was browsing I definitely noticed a wider variety of ages. The site is constantly updating its features while working closely with their customers and their needs and has had a significant effect on their success rates. It was also credited in 2004 and 2005 for being the fastest growing dating website.
The first thing I noticed was the colorful high definition pictures and colors on the initial page, it was a pretty simple design but in no way took away from the interest factor. A couple of well chosen bold colors are used to highlight each category again making the process as smooth as possible for the user.
Firstly there are a small section of basic questions to lead you through to the ‘about you’ section. All questions are easy to follow and mostly multiple choices so if you have used any dating sites before then imp sure you can fill them in with your eyes closed!
I liked the way that when you got to the part that asks you to write a little about yourself and what you are looking for, there are speech bubbles with examples of these in so you are not left stuck not being able to think of anything. Some of the questions may seem quite random or unnecessary but actually it does help, not only for yourself to get to know a bit more about you and your needs but also for you to get an idea of the depth of other members personalities.
Using the free service available you are regularly sent notifications to let you know when someone else has viewed your profile and who has sent you winks (a kind of icebreaker that you can send to interested parties) but if you do want to take the next step and send or reply to emails or chat using the online instant messenger, you will need to have a subscription. I think that you also need a subscription to be able to get the most benefit out of the site including the use of the horoscope section which gives advice on compatible signs, also the ability to view other members photo albums, not jus a simple profile picture, plus many more incentives to enjoy throughout the process.
In comparison to other online dating sites, the friends reunited payment plans are a lot cheaper than most other internet dating sites, there are subscription packages available starting from one month, up to 6 months, and as an incentive there are plenty more of discounts and promotional offers readily available along the way.
When you get to the main search facility there are plenty of choices that are recommended to you, that are based on your ‘looking for’ questions posed earlier. You can either view your matches in just a photo view or photo and profile. You can refine your searches in a few ways, including location, definite dos or don’ts and others, which helps narrow down your search and save you some searching time. Quite a lot of adverts popped up while I visited these pages, musty ones for friends reunited and genes reunited, however I did spot a couple of other non related companies, which can be a bit distracting but if you can just focus on the task in hand it shouldn’t be a problem. One of the adverts that did catch my eye however was an advert for restaurants-this is also shown under the ‘extras’ section, so that if you do meet someone online and want to take it further by meeting up, there were offers and advice and lists of recommended restaurants available to click on instantly. Within this I also found that our personal and financial security is obviously important to the friends reunited dating team as most of the pages you enter have a sign letting you know the site is secure and that any financial details are kept confidential and hopefully scam free.
There were plenty of easy ways to get in contact with your chosen man or woman and obviously if you are a subscriber then you really are spoilt for choice! The way the other singles information is laid out, coupled with the many ways of comunicating, and the color coded information sections, all added to making it very easy to take the next step, be guided through smoothly and was actually very impressive.
The categories that appear along the top of the page are bold and one-click lets you access the subcategories, which again are simple and easy to use, and all the information and/or help you get can be obtained from these headings. One of the headings ‘extras’ is where you can find things like your horoscopes, dating advice and success stories and even others dating diary entries. The reviews of the site are also balanced and easily accessible. I found that the customer service team seem extremely dedicated to solving any problems or queries and as the research and updated features show, they do act on their customer’s feedback and seem confident in achieving your goals with you.
There are no big compatibility tests or arduous questionnaires to compile your compatible matches and profile on this site. Because of this I do feel you need to be able to commit a certain amount of time on the site as you are totally in control of your searches, and the more time you can commit, the more options and compatible people you will encounter, however I think it is worth the time spent and you get to meet a variety of like minded people along the way. The freedom of friends reunited dating compared to other big dating sites is I’m sure a definite positive and does attract a lot of people for that reason alone. If you are a single person who is looking for anything from fun, flirting, friendship and/or long term relationships, Friends reunited dating seem to cater for everyone’s needs and I would recommend this as a successful site to use for your search.