Some may think it lacks the spontaneity of other dating sites – and you certainly can’t use it to get a quick date for the weekend.
It is 100s of questions long and asks many probing questions about religion and moral views.Some find this a barrier to join, fans say it weeds out the casual chancer from those truly looking for love – and means you don’t have to wait to broach tricky topics.Pros: Uses compatibility testing to match you with someone who shares the same worldview as you.Pitches itself as the site to go to for ‘serious, lasting relationships’ and marriage – which may well be refreshing to some in the current dating climate.But size isn’t everything – as anyone who has just wrapped up a three-hour swiping session on Tinder will attest.
Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.
You can browse a selection of pictures and ages before logging in, anything more specific requires you to become a member. As with many free or low-cost sites, ads can be frequent and feel spammy.
There are no compatibility filters, so once you’ve filtered by the basics, there’s no way of narrowing it down.
Psychologists and dating experts guide you through each step of the process – including messaging, which is somewhat structured and scripted – and there’s an anonomisation function for calling.
There’s currently a 7-day free trial to communicate with matches for free until 1 January.
However, perhaps controversially, arguably this is more of a pro than a con – as the saying goes, opposites attract!