The message is sent to their email address from your username – your real name and email address are never shown.
This is really brave, so remember that you are doing this for you, not anyone else, to make you feel empowered by your decision rather than embarrassed.
The best thing about online dating is that you can get to know someone before you actually meet them.
These messages will be from their username and not their real email address, protecting both your and their privacy. In fact, it’s fairly similar to our old friends Match, mentioned above.
Everyone who sets up a profile is a member on the site, but if you want to contact someone you need to be a paying subscriber. It’s free to join and browse matches but for a year’s full access, it costs £10.50 a month. You can start looking at potential dates for free, then when you like the look of someone and fancy striking up a conversation, you need to subscribe. The experts say: This site is owned by the dating giant MEETIC and gives you access to 20 million members across Europe and it also merged with in 2009.
No longer embarrassing or, God forbid, cringe-worthy, half of all single people now use online dating sites to find love. There are literally hundreds of dating sites out there. The experts say: This is a great site for those who are looking for personality matching.