I’ve been meaning to post about mysinglefriend.com for ages and today’s post on Shiny Shiny reminded me. If you are a property make over addict then you will already have heard of Sarah Beeny, the property developer and TV presenter of shows like Property Ladder (C4, Weds 8pm)
Besides all that, Sarah and childhood pal Amanda Christie run the dating site mysinglefriend.com. The premise is simple – you smug married types sign up your single mates and leave your charming character reference so that they can get dates. Potential dates (there are over 17,000 members) get a more realistic view of the person as well as a nosey as to what their friends are like.
For anyone who has ever considered internet dating then you’ll be well aware of the pitfalls of chatting up the 6ft2" Hawaiian surfer who in reality is really a bored baldie from Peckham.
Sarah says, “Loads of us have excellent unattached mates who ought to hear about each other – and mysinglefriend.com makes that possible. Someone else describing you, then joining in the process makes for a less scary experience."
A little bird in their camp tell me that the site is such a roaring success there is already one wedding on the cards.