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Love and Friends is a fun dating site for creative individuals who want to meet other creative singles. Most of its members are graduates from UK universities (although it’s not exclusively for people within the UK), and it focuses on interests, abilities and lifestyle choices over appearance. You can perform a detailed search, share stories, join an online community and more.
There were a few things that we really enjoyed about LoveAndFriends.com. One of those things is its general ethos and approach to dating. This is a website for nice, friendly people who are genuinely interested in making friends and seeking life partners. The site encourages this by preventing spam accounts from being created (although this does mean you need to include your mobile phone number) and promoting an air of mutual respect.
If you’re more interested in social and personal compatibility than solely in someone’s appearance, this is a dating site worth considering. Searches offer up options regarding hobbies, languages spoken, favourite books and more. Of course, looks are still important to many people, and the site allows you to upload photos, but it doesn’t restrict your searches by limiting it to physical attributes.
LoveAndFriends.com’s community area is a really interesting space. Here, you can speak to other members in all sorts of ways. There are debate chambers, a chill out lounge for 'nice' chats, a games and jokes area, plus specific areas to talk about dating or other topics. This makes for a great place to meet friends, as well as dates, and to get to know someone for their interests before you decide whether you’d like to consider dating them.
Most members have taken the time and effort to include plenty of information on their profile page, with photos to provide a good idea of their interests and how they look offline. Members can also upload private photos, which aren’t available to everyone but they can allow access to individuals once they trust them.
Although the site is primarily aimed at dating people within the UK, you can find members who hail from around the world (many of whom live or plan to live in the UK for some time). Finding locals is therefore easy, and we were pleased that many of them appeared to be active online, chatting and uploading their views on various topics. You can also easily see which members are full members, so you know they’ve paid to upgrade their account.
Upgrading allows you to speak to any member. Even free members can reply to your messages, which gives you a head start against any members who haven’t upgraded. This is particularly useful because it means that free members aren’t limited to simply browsing the site, and paying members have a lot of options when it comes to getting in touch with other members.
Another useful feature of Love And Friends, is the ability to quickly categorise members. If you like someone, you can tag them, adding them to a list of possible dates, people you’re not interested in, or favourites. After a while, you’ll have built up a few useful lists of potential dates and friends, who you can easily locate when they’re online.
Prices are very affordable, particularly since upgrading allows you to communicate with free and paying members. If you can’t afford membership fees, you can still join LoveAndFriends.com and simply wait for paying members to contact you.
If you’re looking to meet pleasant, creative people in the UK, you can’t go far wrong by giving Love And Friends a chance.
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