We tested a few towns and cities and weren’t very happy with the results in smaller places.
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and some other big cities still get good results though but if you don’t live in a metropolis we suggest you test the site before you joining as a paying member – just to make sure you’re satisfied with what they have to offer.
The search is simple and straightforward with both standard and advanced options and it’s easy to use and handy to grasp.
However, in My Single Friend you don’t have an option to ‘send a wink’ to the people you like should you be a little shy starting up a conversation.
A great feature on mysinglefriend is ‘matchmaking’, where the friend that creates your profile for the site, can choose suitable candidates for your date and place them in your folder for you to check them out.
After all, we don’t always know what’s best for us ourselves.
The profile-creating has been made much easier though as your friend will be doing a big chunk of work for you, plus it’s good fun too, to read what your friend is thinking about you and how she/he has described you.
Also, what makes Mysinglefriend really good is the way the whole site has been built up and developed minimises the amount of fake profiles and timewasters.
The site encourages both you and your recommending-friend to write at length and really give a full picture of your characteristics and unique appeal. Every profile contains firstly a statement written by the recommending-friend, then a response from the single being recommended. Nevertheless this discursive format does produce interesting insights.You can join on your own as well, but you need to provide details (such as name and email address, both confidential, of course) for a friend who would then write a recommendation for you.In any case, rest assured that only you and you alone can add vital information about yourself.As there are no extras on the site (instant messaging, video/audio chat), that’s pretty much the only difference there is.Original and fun idea that lets your friends create a profile for you.However, your friends can do the ‘matchmaking’ bit for you as well – the one who described you at your profile, can find a suitable date for you and put it in a special folder for you to approve or decline.All the people who you’ve viewed or “liked” appear under “Who Likes Who” link on your profile, plus you can also see everyone who have viewed your profile or have marked you in their favourites.No one can join the site without having a recommending friend.However, this doesn’t mean that if you don’t have a kind-hearted and/or meddling mate who would sign you up, then you’re doomed to being single forever.As for extras you don’t get too much – in fact pretty much just the ability to send emails, but with your friend doing half the job advertising you and helping you sound all cool and sexy, you may not need more…Free users can, like on most sites, create profiles, perform searches, choose favourites and participate in the ‘matchmaking’ process.You can see who has visited your site and read their profiles, but you cannot send or receive mails from other users.