Friends reunited Dating uk Relationship sites Review
We are sure that you have already guessed, Friends Reunited dating site id run by the same team as the hugely successful ( in its day) Friends Reunited, so any of you that have already used Friends Reunited UK will probably already have a head start on this particular Relationship site. This site seeks to demonstrate that they offer great value by offering you the Price watch service, a useful snippet of information comparing the price of Friends Reunited Dating against other leading UK Relationship sites- a bit like the ASDA adverts – and the overall feel, give the impression that they are trying to target the same general market as ASDA…….
Getting started – Friends Reunited Dating Profile
Putting together you Friends Reunited Dating profile is a painless affair, with not too much effort needed to blast through the process. Rather than giving you empty boxes to complete about yourself, you are offered a range of dropdown menus, however we found ourselves having to make our traits fit with what the site expected rather than the other way around, and this seemed a little stifling. We felt that the resulting profile did not reflect our traits as well as other relationship sites profiles have, but it was generally sufficient. One neat little feature that we think is worth a mention is the voice profile option, this allows you to add a 1 minute sound bite ( over the phone) to your profile page that people viewing your profile can listen to and actually hear your voice. The Relationship site team thought that this added real value to the site as we all agreed that the sound of a persons voice could convey attractive qualities much better that a few words on a page.
What you get – Features
Friends Reunited Dating offer a very strong feature set, and we were pleasantly surprised by the detail on our homepage after we had completed our personality profile. The site offers tons of methods of communication. You can send winks to prospective matches in the form of 2 click pre typed e-mails, this is a great feature for those of you that are in a rush or that don’t want to move right on to the e-mail stage, however Friends reunited Dating go a little further than other UK Relationship site in that they allow you to add a few words to your wink and a little emotion graphic too.
Another feature that we have only found on Friends Reunited Dating is the option to send e-cards, these can take the form of birthday, holiday or just general “hiya’s” but we thought this was a good way of breaking the ice with a prospective partner .Once you have done the winks, e-cards and emails you can graduate to a sort of MSN like instant messaging which is real-time chat hosted by the site where you can speak (type) privately with somebody that you think that you match with.
You are able to keep tabs on how well your profile is doing by seeing who has clicked on your picture in the search rankings, and if you have taken the time to create an audio profile, that can be searched separately and you can see the results for that too.
For those of you that are exceptionally brave, or just comfortable with the person that you are in contact with, you can graduate to live video messenger- This is an un moderated service and users are free to use the service in any reasonable way they want, however you will both need a webcam to make the system work.
The hunt – Searching for a Relationship on Friends reunited dating
The Friends Reunited Dating search facility is pretty basic so there is not really much to say about it- we found the search facility easy to use, and competent, however not as detailed as some other UK Relationship sites, but this makes it really quick and easy to use. You are given all of the standard options like age, height, likes, location etc and you can also save any search settings that you think that you may want to use again, meaning that you can simply pop online for 5- 10 minutes and do a full search using your favourite criteria.
Free vs Paid site
Te free membership options simply allows you to create a personal profile and search profiles of others, and receive e-mail messages and other messages form full members and that’s about it, you cant use any of the features that you get with full membership and the Relationship site team thought this let Friends Reunited dating down as it does not allow free members to get a true feel of the site. If you are going to use this site for anything other than browsing you will need to upgrade to full membership for sure
Dating Reunited membership subscription costs 2010
- Standard Mmembership is free. It allows you to create a profile, search for profiles of other members,.
- Full Membership with this you get the basics but you also get all of the neat little extras like emotional winks and who viewed me stats etc Full membership subscriptions are paid upfront by card:
- £18.50 / month for 1 month.
- £11.50 / month for 3 months (£34.59 in total, a saving of 38%).
- £8.25 / month for 6 months (£49.50 in total, a saving of 55%).
- Who’s online.
- Instant messenger.
- Send and receive messages, e-cards and winks
- Audio Profile.
- Dating horoscope
- Your own Buddy List.
- Ability to upload photos.
- You and Your Match, this is a list of what you are looking for.
- Who likes you.
- Dater’s Diary.
- Ability to see who’s viewed you.
Performing a search:
- A basic search includes the following criteria:
- With photos.
- If they’re online.
- An advanced search includes the basic search options plus the following criteria:
- Marital status.
- Eye colour.
- Hair colour.
- Whether they smoke or drink.
- Ethnic origins.
Whether they have Children
Pros and Cons
A well thought out ice breaker process, that will get you into the flow on finding a relationship
Rather limited profile and search options, that left us feeling a little stifled.