Where to start your search for your Valentine date

With one eye on Valentine’s day, little over a week away, many people who’ve cast off their partner who sufficed over Christmas will very shortly be turning to their dating sites to find that special someone with whom they can spend the most romantic day of they year.

Heck, the run-up to February the 14th is one of the busiest times of the year for the online dating industry come what may. More people, desperate to find love online to be their Valentine take the bull by the horns and give this ‘dating online malarkey’ that everyone else is raving about a try for the very first time. This year is expected to be no different. With the economy showing no signs of improvement, the value of the cards and gifts is not going to be the deal breaker; it will be the sentiment of just having someone there who you can call your Valentine that will count for the most.

In anticipation of hundreds, nay thousands, of online dating newbies, we thought it prim and proper here at dating.org.uk to lend a hand to those who perhaps have never walked through the thousands of galleries of prospective partners awaiting them on dating sites the world over and help those new to Internet dating to find that special someone just in time for the big day.

So, without further ado, we’ll dedicate today’s dating site news in its entirety to those new to the concept of finding the perfect partner online with a top ten list of tips, guides and advice to ensure that you don’t leave disappointed after your first visit here.

Firstly, you have to be totally honest with yourself about what you’re looking for before you can boldly go where (millions of) newbies have gone before. Dating sites are different, catering for the plethora of possibilities that people want in a partner. Whether you’re a rock-chick looking for a metal-head so that you bike off into the sunset together or if you’re looking for a same-sex partner either out of curiosity or for a long term relationship or even if you just want someone for a quick fling and a bit of adult dating fun over the Valentine’s weekend there will be a dating site that caters for you. And there will be others that cater for love you didn’t even think could exist in any human form and will have you saying ‘No….’ if you’re unfortunate enough to stumble upon such a site/sight (take your pick), before you even start contemplating whether it’s legal, or not.

More up next about what dating sites there are out there and what to do when you ge there in: Okay – found a dating site. What next?