- How old am I:
- I'm 30 years old
Dating sites and apps are numerous nowadays and asking someone about their favorite site will elicit a response as unique as the person themselves. While some people might be searching for love and marriage, others may be looking for something more casual. The best dating sites offer plenty of variety and privacy, among other features. This article aims to lay out the best dating site for each person's unique situation and relationship goals. How The Best Dating Sites Were Evaluated: User reviews - For each dating site we looked at app store reviews, forum discussions, and trustpilot reviews to find sites with the highest average rating in a given category.
Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewerand support Mumsnet.
You can pretty much any dating site and have a profile saying "I'll fill this in later" with no pictures if you choose to. It's pointless, though: you'll not receive any messages or will receive requests for sex which some men mass mail out to anyone with "female" in their stats, which will scare you off so still won't really get any sense of whether you'll gel with it.
All I got was messages mainly from married men looking to hook up. Eventually I filled in a proper profile and put up a picture and have met some great and some not so great guys. Many times I felt like giving up but perseverance paid off and I met an amazing guy and am very happy. What I would say is don't believe everything you hear and grow a thick skin but definitely give it a try.
Thanks for replies. Seems like doing it the anonymous way might be a waste of time then.
There are a ton of profiles out there. You will have fewer messages if you have no picture but it is do-able. Some people have profiles that say "due to the sensitivity of my job, I'm not posting a picture but am happy to one after we've chatted". Another option is a sort of "disguised picture" - so hehot in sunglasses at an angle - so you aren't really recognizable unless someone is going to study it hard.
Also - what chatty said - people tend assume that a man without a photo was married so are super cautious.
We've compared 20 top online dating sites and apps and read genuine user reviews to find the 7 best options for most people.
Internet dating is like going out for dinner on your own. To start with it's all really traumatic, you think it's only for losers and you are deeply traumatised by the whole thing.
Once you've done it a few times, you get the hang of it and realise how all the things you feared are just not a problem. Believe me it's more of a problem trying to find a person worthwhile of 10 mins of your time than it is worrying about whether someone may recognise you.
You can do a 3 day free trial and it gives you a good feel for who is out there. There are several services such as meetville.
Just don't be shy. I really wouldnt worry about putting stuff up. Its completely mainstream now, I even know people who arnt single or not looking who maintain a profile beause its almost the done thing. Message deleted by MNHQ.
Ask an expert
Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines. Already have a Mumsnet ? Log in. Talk ».
Are there dating websites you can browse without ing or putting pictures up 15 Posts. Add message Report. Add message Report See all. the discussion To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet.
Mumsnet Already have a Mumsnet ? Start new thread in this topic Watch this thread Flip this thread Refresh the display. Add a message.