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Before anyone gets the wrong impression, iSingles UK has nothing to do with iPods, iPads or anything even vaguely Appley. Instead it’s a UK-centric dating website with a decent set of search options to help you find the ideal date.
And apparently, it works. Although just how much is questionable. iSingles has a “success stories” link on their home page, which sends you to only 3 couples saying thank you for the site bringing them together. In fairness it might be the case that people don’t want to splash their love all over the internet for public consumption, and iSingles UK proudly shouts about the statistic that they’ve received credit for over 60 marriages from people who met on their site. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt...
iSingles doesn’t do much wrong really, it’s a fairly solid dating website with a good number of members (over 1.3 million) which can be searched through based on a range of (potentially) important filters such as age, gender, sexual preferences, ethnicity and location, among others. On signing up you answer a series of basic questions and can upload a photo to help attract people to your profile. This is a fine way to begin but the options are somewhat limited and generic. For example it asks you to tick your interests/hobbies but the selection offers such bland options as: movies, travel, music. Who doesn’t like all those things?! But you can always update a bit later on and make your profile a bit more personal.
As a free member you can perform a search and send a limited number and length of messages to other users. Upgrading to gold, however, allows you to send unlimited messages at 3 times the length of free membership. Gold members can also have unlimited virtual dates, where you and your date each take on a 3D character and meet in a virtual pub, cafe and so on. It’s a safe way to have a conversation with a date-like feel to it; not a bad idea if you don’t know someone too well to begin with.
We mentioned earlier that iSingles doesn’t do a lot wrong, but it also doesn’t do many things amazingly well. Its membership numbers are pretty high but could be better, its features are fine but there aren’t many to speak of, photos are also fine but do have some limits on their dimensions (and you can only upload 2 with a free account), and so the story continues. Its FAQ section is a little sparse and not all of the information is particularly helpful, but you can contact them via email if necessary.
iSingles is a good site for finding a date but it could be much better. It’s worth a shot, though, particularly if you see someone you like the sound of and want to get to know them better. Good luck!
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