Number of Options – 5/10 To be honest, this was actually the biggest stumbling block of the entire site.
The site actually tells you how many members have joined in the past 2 weeks – roughly 200 a week.
Serious Contenders – 8/10 Whilst there may be less options than other sites, what MSF does offer, is a far higher ration of ‘serious contenders’ to browsers.
is owned by My Single Friend Limited, a company registered in England in August 2004.
I think one of the aspects of dating which people struggle the most with, is the element of self-marketting. When things went south with Mr SC, one of my closest friends suggested we spend an evening setting up a profile on My Single Friend.
How do you strike a tone where you present yourself in a positive enough light, without sounding arrogant or conceited? We literally sat, watching chick flicks, and eating pizza and ice cream, Bridget Jones-style, filling out a profile for the site.
However when you split that out geographically across the country, and factor in the fact at least a half are likely to be women, it does mean, there aren’t a great deal of new options once you’ve searched for your specific criteria.
Saying that – the Advanced Search option on the site is great, as it saves your preferences, and allows you to look for a range of specific criteria – however once these are set, I noticed the same men coming up every time.
The majority of men’s profiles which I looked at were written by female friends, which I take as a good sign, as it’s generally a good indicator that the man is on the site for a serious purpose, and obviously has social skills with women!