Those 58,500 lucky members of were vastly outnumbered by the 286,000 unlucky ones.
Yes, anecdotes of hair-raising internet dates have become dinner-party staples – you know, like "he turned up wearing a toolbelt and immediately burst into tears" – and many were collected in a book published earlier this year. The plunge in self-esteem when your ideal partner remains as elusive as a taxi on New Year's Eve?
48 - Guildford, Surrey Fine wine, killer heels, black dress, but just as comfortable in Wellies walking the dog.
Enjoy getting dressed up in killer heels and a black dress for an evening out. My Single Friend was founded in 2004 by TV presenter and property extraordinaire Sarah Beeny, who is notorious for setting her single friends up.
While a service might lure you with a strapline saying "Meet sexy singles in your area", the truth is more like, "Reject perfectly decent singles in your area while waiting for the maddeningly elusive sexy ones." Everyone is trading off current opportunities against future possibilities.
In a thoughtful moment, you might even realise there are people you've had relationships with in the past who, if they appeared as an online match, you might reject.
Thank you for resorting my faith back in websites, others were not as nice.
It has been the best site very friendly and respectful men had numerous lovely dates.And when you're the one being rejected, it can hurt. You join thinking you'll be nice and civilised and honest with people, but once people don't reply to your emails, you start doing the same to other people." Rejection may be a strong word to use.It doesn't approach the horror of being told by a partner that they don't love you any more.Since then we've had amazing feedback from our site members and hundreds of happy couples who have got hitched, thanks to meeting on MSF!Our service is free to join and within minutes of creating your profile, you'll be able to see who we think is a great match for you.