Free & Single? With 14 dating communities and 2 million members inside, FreeAndSingle is one of the most trustworthy and successful dating companies around. Whether you're single or divorced, young or over 50, whether you're looking for a serious relationship or just looking for some fun, we guarantee you online dating success.
Single & Dating? If you are after a more general dating experience, FreeAndSingle Dating is dedicated to helping singles find their perfect match.
Over 40? MatureFreeAndSingle is a mature dating & friendfinder service exclusively for singles over the age of 40.
Over the past four years, we have built a quality senior dating service based on core values of honesty, confidentiality,
value for money and heaps of fun along the way!
Professional? If spending time at work is making it harder for you to find romance, or you're simply looking to meet other like-minded professional singles,
PFS makes life easier for you. We have thousands of members just like you - successful professionals all looking for friendship, romance or maybe something more...
Cuddly? They say that big is beautiful, and that larger people have more fun.
Well that is certainly true, with all the activity going on in this site, where "slim" is not an option!
We have created a fun community of plus size singles at CuddlyFreeandSingle, just for you.
Single Parent? If you're a single parent and think that it's about time you dipped your foot back into the dating pond,
then FreeAndSingleParents is for you. We have thousands of single parent members who, like you, are ready to make new friendships and explore the possiblity of starting a new relationship.
Wealthy? WealthyFreeAndSingle is a high quality dating site for successful men and women who have financial security
and confidence and are looking for attractive and successful partners to share it with.
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and now have over 2 million members looking for adult dates, sexy chat, or no strings relationships & fun.
Asian? AsianFreeAndSingle is a fun, friendly and refreshing alternative to the old fashioned Asian
matrimonial and Shaadi type websites. With thousands of new Asian members joining each month,
we're now one of the most popular places for Asian singles who share cultural values to meet and interact with each other.
Christian? If you are Christian & single and interested in finding others like you for romance or friendship,
or if you're simply looking to meet other like-minded Christian singles, ChristianFreeAndSingle will broaden your friendship and romantic network.
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Because we’re all looking for different things in life, FreeAndSingle gives you 14 unique, fun and fantastic dating communities to choose from.
1. Join FREE by filling out the form below
2. Choose the dating communities that are right for you
3. Start meeting people who share your values & interests!
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Dating to suit your lifestyle
At FreeAndSingle, we don't believe that one dating site fits all.
Over the past 10 years, we've found it's the things we have in common that brings us together.
That's why we created a family of dating communities, each catering to our members' different needs,
interests and circumstances.
FreeAndSingle.com brings all these communities together, so you can search,
review and try out each of them before committing! That way we think you'll have a better chance of choosing
the right dating site for you. Start by telling us what type of "Free and Single" you are (or are looking for),
and we'll help you give love a nudge today...
Kick back, put your feet up and take five minutes out. Read
about our latest success stories, top dating advice and
general natter from our dating experts
Tim and Paula met online back in 2002. They met, fell in love, and got married in 2006. Even though online dating worked for them, they were convinced they could create a better, more tailored, caring and enjoyable experience than their rivals. And they were right.
Their first site was MatureFreeAndSingle, a site specifically for the over 40s. It soon became clear, however, that they weren't being sensitive enough to people's differing lifestyles. We were in danger of becoming like the larger sites (thinking that "one size could fit all")! So, we began to create a number of different dating communities, with the belief that people have a better experience, and more fun & interaction with others when surrounded by like-minded people. That's the whole ethos behind what is now FreeAndSingle. We all know the saying "opposites attract", but it's the things we have in common that bind us together and help our relationships grow.
Someone for Everyone
We believe that whoever you are, your soulmate is out there somewhere. All we're doing with FreeAndSingle is increasing your chances of getting together. With 14 different (and unique!) dating communities for you to choose from, we're giving you every opportunity to meet likeminded people...people who share your values, interests, desires or circumstances. Across our sites we now have over 2 million members, so you'll never be short of potential dates to get in touch with.
Core Values we live by
For all our members, we have always felt from the day we first opened our doors that we would provide the absolute best service we possibly could. We are always learning ways to improve things, and our four core values serve as our guide:
Relationships are built on trust, and honesty is trust's cornerstone. Our Customer Services team reviews every single new profile on all our sites. They check the photos, to ensure they're appropriate and genuine. Any profiles that do not look genuine are removed, and the member notified of the reasons why. Our team also reviews all first messages that are sent out. This identifies scammers and timewasters.
The result is that you have the best chance of any dating site to meet honest, genuine singles. This gives you the best chance of having dating success.
We are constantly working to improve the quality of our technology and customer services to ensure you're always getting the best, most honest service from us.
When you join FreeAndSingle, you can contact any of our members at any time of day or night via our anonymous messaging system, secure in the knowledge that no-one will ever find out your personal details. This puts you in control. You can give out your details to a potential date when you are 100% comfortable doing so.
We also invest a significant amount of money into ensuring our systems are secure from outside attack, and safeguarding your contact details.
Finally we never give out your contact details to any third parties unless you give us express permission to do so. And we never will.
Value for money
Investment into improving your experience & safety costs money to get it right. So none of our dating sites are completely free to use. But we do monitor all competitor sites to ensure that our Membership Fees remain competitive and good value-for-money. In these times, we all have to do waht we can to keep things affordable for everyone.
We monitor competitor prices every quarter, and update them here, so you can always be confident that you are getting a world class service at a reasonable price.
Heaps of fun along the way.
Everybody joins a dating site for different reasons, but even those with the most serious intentions are looking to have a positive, uplifting experience! We keep that in mind when we're thinking about new gizmos and features on the site. Will this be fun? Will our members find it useful? Generally we test new features (like the new mapping tool we've released recently) amongst a small proportion of our members. We gauge their reactions and decide whether features need more testing, rolling out straight away, or just binning because it was an awful idea (luckily we don't do that too often!).
Whether this is your first time online dating or whehter you could be termed a "seasoned professional", it can always be a daunting task when you start dating on a new dating site.
The truth is that you're not alone. Everyone feels like that, and everyone is really looking for a fun, successful time, and to meet loads of new, interesting people. Everyone's looking for good times and experiences. Bear that in mind at those times when your jitters are in danger of getting the better of you!
The reality is that online dating is a whole lot easier (and cheaper!) than hitting the bars or nightclubs in search for your amore. But there are certain things you should be aware of to make sure you have as good a time as possible. Here are just a few of the 'biggies' to remember.
1. Your dating profile is your most important selling tool
Think how long you spend in front of the mirror. Inspecting, preening and generally taking pride in your appearance. Why? Because you want people to like what they see when they look at you. Your dating profile should be fussed over with as much care and attention. This is the first thing people see and read when they're wondering whether you're the one...
Neglect your profile at your peril. The profiles that attract the most contact have a photograph and a well-written personal ad. Choose a photo that shows you in your best light but avoid photos that make you look rigid and formal (and unsmiling!). Ideally you should include a few different photos to give a broader idea of the type of person you are. As for your profile, make sure it's well written, that the punctuation and grammar is correct (use a spellchecker at least!) and that it is a good reflection of you, not someone you wish you were!
Lastly, give it a read through, and the acid test question to ask yourself is "Would I want to meet this person?" If the answer's No, then it's back to the drawing board.
2. Add some Zing to your Profile.
Avoid clich's in your profile such as "easy-going" or "love going for walks on the beach". Whilst these things may be true, too many other people are using the same types of language. Try and be more specific. Give a humorous example of when you were last easy-going, or the last time you went to the beach and got the car stuck and had to call the Fire Brigade... If you have an interesting job describe it and don't be afraid to use a thesaurus and dictionary to avoid unimaginative words.
3. Keep on searching
We do have thousands of people joining our sites every day, and we email you with the ones you may be interested in finding out more about. But don't leave it all to us! You have to get in there and do your own searching. One word of advice from some old, seasoned dating experts...the type of person you originally told us you're looking for is very unlikely to be the type of person you end up with! Profound, eh?
So don't be too rigid about what you're looking for. Broaden your search, and keep going. And think laerally about the Type of site you're on. If a site isn't working for you at any time, don't worry. Just come back to FreeAndSingle.com and join any of the other dating communities we have on offer for you.
4. Make the first move!!
We often get members saying to us that nobody's been in touch, only to find out that they haven't been in touch with anyone themselves!! It really pays to make the first move. If you see someone you like, don't have any doubts about yourself. Get on and get in touch. We even have great tools for you to use like the Icebreaker, which has some pre-written openers for you to play around with and try out. There is also our "Winking" feature you can take advantage of if you're stumped for something to say (make sure your profile is up to scratch though, as they're sure to come and take a look at who's winked at them, and you don't want them to be disappointed!)
Now let's look at a negative for a second. If they don't write back. Don't take it personally, and certainly don't follow up with any accusing message. If they're not for you, they're not for you and that's that. Move on and remember this is about having some fun too!
5. Pick yourself up, dust your self off...
If you're anything like most of our members (and most people in the world), there are going to be a few dates which didn't go as well as you'd have liked. Don't worry! If you didn't click, you can always give it another go, and if it's really not meant to be, then it's time to continue your search elsewhere. Don't get despondent! Everybody meets people they don't click with. Sooner or later you're going to meet "the one"...
Our Dating Services
More fun, more success
Our whole ethos is about trying to make online dating more fun and more of a successful experience for you. We believe that you can achieve this through dating sites where you meet people with similar interests and lifestyle choices to your own. All of our Internet dating sites are extremely easy to use and offer our members many benefits. In fact over 60% of our members join because a friend, family member or work colleague recommended FreeAndSingle to them.
Choose the right site for you...
We have carefully created a number of different dating communities, all around the FreeAndSingle core values - honesty, confidentiality, value for money, and heaps of fun along the way. So far we have created fourteen discrete online dating sites, all catering for people's different lifetyle needs, the main ones being YoungFreeAndSingle.com (for casual dating), MatureFreeAndSingle (for over 40s dating), CuddlyFreeAndSingle (for plussize dating), ProfessionalFreeAndSingle (dating for professionals), FreeAndSingleParents (single parent dating), FitFreeAndSingle (for fitness singles), ChristianFreeAndSingle (for christian dating), AsianFreeAndSingle (for Asian dating), WealthyFreeAndSingle (for those looking for millionaire dating thrills), DivorcedFreeAndSingle (for dating after divorce) and NaughtyFreeAndSingle (for no strings dating, or adult dating).
When it comes to dating online, we believe you get what you pay for. None of our sites are completely free, but we are constantly checking our prices to ensure they offer you the best service possible at reasonable prices compared to our competitors. Members of free dating sites can tend to be less reliable and less genuine, and these sites can have a tendency to host more scammers and timewasters (as totally free dating sites don't have the resources needed to weed out the members who aren't there for dating. We value your safety and invest heavily in ensuring you're always safe, 100% of the time you're with us. Thousands of new singles join our dating sites every day, and we're proud of our reputation as one of the safest & fastest growing internet dating brands around.
Dating Safety Tips
1. Start slowly
Make sure you're looking out for anyone who may be too good to be true. We're not saying you should worry unduly about it, but everyone knows when someone is behaving inconsistently or oddly. If anything makes you uncomfortable, it's probably best to walk away and chalk it up to experience.
You can rest assured that we are doing our utmost to ensure everyone on the site is a genuine member. Yu can read here the measures we take to secure your safety while with us.
2. Protect your anonymity
It's not a good idea to give your contact details in your profile (we'll remove them anyway, to protect you) or give them away too quickly to a potential date. Out in the "real" world, you wouldn't give your email or phone number to someone you don't know. Online dating is no different. It's best to be responsible when dating online. Take time to ensure you're 100% comfortable before giving out your contact details. They can always contact you through our site until you're ready.
You can find out about how we help protect your anonymity here.
3. Use your loaf!
Online dating has had some bad press about people being scammed, but the ones being duped have been too eager to fall in love, and have let their guard down. Dating online is actually a far safer way to meet new people if you exercise the common sense that you're using day-to-day anyway!
Take as much time as you need to be sure that you're dealing with a trustworthy person. If you suspect someone is lying, he or she probably is, so act accordingly. Be responsible about romance, and try not to fall head over heels right away. We have millions of members, so you don't have to rush straight in...there are plenty of fish in our sea!! It's also not a good idea to become prematurely intimate with someone, even if only online. This can lead to misunderstandings later on if you haven't been entirely clear about the boundaries of your new relationship. If you mutually decide to cross the point of no return, be smart and protect yourself.
4. Ask for a photo
If someone hasn't uploaded a photo of themselves, it doesn't hurt to ask yourself why. Everyone these days can get hold of a good photo of themselves...and if they can't, then how serious are they about this online dating adventure?
Although the picture is only a part of someone's overall profile, it can give you a good idea of what that person is like (and of course, whether you fancy them or not!) If all you hear are excuses about why you can't see a photo, then it's a possibility that they have something to hide...
5. Talk on the phone
The best 'in-between' stage for getting to know someone (between emailing & chatting with them on the site and taking the plunge and meeting up with them) is to talk on the phone. If you're going to give your number out, it's safest to use your mobile number rather than your home phone, or use 141 to prevent your phone number from being transmitted. Only give out your phone number when you feel completely comfortable..
6. Meet when you're ready
Meeting online is such a great way to start a relationship because it's completely safe, and you can move things at your own pace. Remember, you're never obliged to meet anyone in the offline world, no matter how intimate things might have become between you online!?
The best thing is trust yourself and go with your instincts. If it feels right to meet in person, then go ahead. Just make sure you've taken all the usual precautions (see below).
7. Any warning signs?
Pay attention to displays of anger, intense frustration or attempts to pressure or control you. Acting in an unpredictable manner, making demeaning or disrespectful comments or any physically inappropriate behaviour are all warning signs of some more deep-seated issue. You should be concerned if your date behaves in any of the following ways without a reasonable explanation:
Gives inconsistent information about age, interests, appearance, marital status, children, profession, employment, etc.
Refuses to speak to you on the phone after establishing ongoing, online intimacy or fails to give direct answers to direct questions.
Appears significantly different in person from his or her online persona or never introduces you to friends, colleagues or family members.
8. Meet somewhere safe
Always tell a friend or family member where you're going to meet up and when you expect to be home. Leave your date's details (name and phone number). Never arrange for your date to pick you up from home, and it's advisable not to get a lift with them to where you're supposed to be going. Better to get there under your own steam.
In terms of where to meet, make it a public place where there are plenty of people around. A familiar restaurant or cafe is often a good choice (not least of which because you'll feel comfortable there). When the date is over, leave on your own. If you decide to move to another location, take your own car.
9. Use extra caution in new places
If you are arriving from elsewhere in the country, sort out your own transport and hotel room and don't disclose where you're staying. Call your date from the hotel or meet at an agreed location. If the location seems inappropriate or unsafe, go back to your hotel. Try to contact your date at that location or leave a message on their answerphone. Always make sure a friend or family member knows your plans and has your contact information. And carry a mobile phone at all times.
10. Have a "follow-on" plan
Never do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. If you're in any way afraid for your safety during a date, do your best to diffuse the situation, make your excuses and leave as quickly as possible. Excuse yourself and phone a friend or relative, ask someone else at the scene or slip out the back door and drive away. Never feel worried or embarrassed about your behaviour. Your safety is the most important thing.
Reading back through these tips, it sounds like there's nothing but problems with online dating. Danger everywhere! That couldn't be further from the truth. People are meeting up as a result of our dating sites every day of the week, and going on to have fabulous relationships, marriages and even starting new families. We're just alerting you to some of the worst things that can happen, and how you can and should deal with them in the unlikely event that they arise.
Don't be put off! Keep using your common sense and you won't go far wrong at all.