Therefore our advice would be to finish your profile first and perhaps take a little look around the site yourself in order to see what’s on offer before you start sending out your profile description to possible matches.
As you fill in your profile, you also get to test something the site calls your .
If you don’t want to have a one-on-one chat with someone there are also a few of chat rooms on this site.
However, they are really not the best designed profile pages we’ve come across.
The fonts used, size of text, photos, the whole design of the profile page is just so bland and non-descript that it almost makes a tedious job out of the process of browsing. However, the search works easily and the results are plentiful.
Still, they work pretty well and some of them seem to have a fair number of users too, so if that’s your scene, go and check them out.
Basically, all you can do with the free account is to create your own profile and search for others.
It’s not the most thorough and groundbreaking testing system we’ve seen in online dating but I suppose it fills the purpose just as well if you believe in that sort of thing.
Profiles are informative and contain a lot of information – basic stuff as well as your own words which give you a chance to shine and stand out.
Cupid has recently promised to clean up their act and give up those misleading practices, so maybe they have really done it this time.
It doesn’t hurt to be careful though – if you get a feeling something is not quite right with some profiles or if you suddenly start getting a lot of emails (which you cannot reply to before you have subscribed to the paid version of the site), take it with a pinch of salt.
Of course, you have the standard winking and icebreaking features on Friends Reunited dating or you could just send a plain old mail.