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“I had been separated from my ex for 8 months when I first looked at With having young children I don’t socialise away from home much and I was looking for a friend with common interests to talk too rather than a life partner and I made this clear in my profile on the site. The good thing about is that you can immediately see what you have in common and what you don’t by customising your search. I liked the personality profiling, so you could see how someone might handle different situations and if they were an extrovert etc. I had always received a steady stream of messages on the site so you need to know what qualities you’re looking for in another person. I always replied politely and asked questions back, but I think you know fairly soon if you’re going to get along with someone.

I was using for about a month when I received a message from someone who shared many of the same interests as me. We had both separated from our partners within the last 12 months and although I was the only one with children, we both didn’t feel ready for a new relationship at that point. After a few weeks we were chatting on almost every day! I decided that I wanted to meet up in person for a coffee while the children were out for the day, so we met in a place half way between us that we were both familiar with. That coffee lasted 3 hours – it felt right as soon as we saw each other.

Six months on from that day and we are now in a loving relationship. The children approve of my new relationship which is very important to me. I have recommended using to a few of my close friends who are in the same situation as I was.’’

- Writer’s identity anonymous to protect identity.

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