You can browse a selection of pictures and ages before logging in, anything more specific requires you to become a member. As with many free or low-cost sites, ads can be frequent and feel spammy.
There are no compatibility filters, so once you’ve filtered by the basics, there’s no way of narrowing it down.
You can check out their profile at any time and see the time and place of your last encounter. Like them secretly with the Heart button: they won't find out... And if you wish to be noticed, charm them to send them a notification.
Some may think it lacks the spontaneity of other dating sites – and you certainly can’t use it to get a quick date for the weekend.
The price and process mean only the dedicated remain – but equally, can lead to people dropping out mid-process.
Pros: Uses compatibility testing to match you with someone who shares the same worldview as you.
Pitches itself as the site to go to for ‘serious, lasting relationships’ and marriage – which may well be refreshing to some in the current dating climate.
Psychologists and dating experts guide you through each step of the process – including messaging, which is somewhat structured and scripted – and there’s an anonomisation function for calling.
There’s currently a 7-day free trial to communicate with matches for free until 1 January.With judgemental tick-boxes they would have filtered out the very person they are in love with now.Another friend is about to marry the short, bald banker with absolutely no ‘online dating’ message-type chat she met at a party.Pricier – it’s £44.95 for a month, but that drops to £12.95 per month if you sign up for a year.You can’t browse pictures or profiles – you wait to be matched by the mystery algorithm after answering the 400 questions – then you are guided through a contact process.It is 100s of questions long and asks many probing questions about religion and moral views.