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This My Single Friend review is a bit unusual, in that they only allow UK-based folks to sign up (so, I had to wait until I was in the UK to review it), and, you can only use if it your friends refer you. Will it work for you? Let’s go deeper and find out.
I have to admit, I got a kick out of the site. While I didn’t meet anyone through it (see the Cons above – not enough gents), I did laugh on more than a few occasions.
Like most dating sites, there’s a bit of deciphering going on with what’s actually being said. But instead of “what does SO mean?” (significant other), it’s more of a cultural lingo you’ll want to adopt.
For instance, “I’d date him if I were single,” usually means something like, “He’s into me, it’ll never happen, so please, please date him and get him off my back”.
“Laid back,” quickly became, “he doesn’t get out of his sweatpants often,” and “very laid back” had me thinking of the opening scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
If anything, I wanted to sign up just to see what my friends said about me. I hoped it wasn’t anything as horrible as, “she’s a really lovely woman”.
Like most dating sites, My Single Friend pro-rates their services based on how long you sign up for. One month will run you £28.00, while three costs £18.33/month (billed in one lump sum). Six months of service offers the biggest value, at £13.17/month (also billed in one lump sum).
If you’re curious about how someone else setting you up might work, have a few bucks to spend for a one-month membership, and see a significant number of eligible singles in your demographic available, I’d try it out for a month (and just that).
Just make sure you’ve got a reminder set to cancel, so you don’t get stuck with the automatic billing. (Standard with most dating sites, but still something I point out every time).
Have you used this wacky dating site? Any luck? I’d love it if you shared your own My Single Friend review in the comment section – just scroll down a bit below.