My rule of thumb is to suggest meeting after about 10 messages.

If they aren't keen then they either just want a cyber-flirt or they have something to hide.

”), then he started leaving toothpaste spit in the basin, which was one of the more repeatable bathroom crimes he committed. (match.com) Uniform Dating We've all seen the naff ads on telly; Uniform Dating is the Aldi of the online partner-shopping scene.

Yet I have (female) nurse friends who use the site because, in their line of work, they only ever meet doctors - who apparently have an irritating superiority complex.

(uk) Ok Cupid Ok Cupid describes itself as "the fastest-growing online dating site", thanks to its "math-based matching system" - dating's answer to Google's algorithm. More important than what's going on under the bonnet, the standard of hotties on the site is relatively good, with plenty of hip, urban types on its database.

(see below) it aint - in my experience many people here only want a FWB arrangement, so don't sign up looking for a life partner.

They explained that they want to meet someone who "gets" their weird, knackering shift patterns, but not someone with whom they have to talk shop all the time.

It's not just for nurses: UD is where PCSOs and firemen come to meet stewardesses and traffic wardens, shattering the delusion that working in uniform is one big porn movie waiting to be filmed.

This is a rule applies to all dating sites: avoid the temptation to exaggerate.

You dont need to be Olympic-standard fit, just reasonably active.

You know what they say about curiousity and the cat?

I scrolled through the profiles of men in my city (chav, chav, sex pest, chav) only to stumble across the guy I had been dating for a YEAR. Learn from my lesson: when dating sites are free, as this one is, people tend to use them as a cheap salicious self-esteem boost.

e Harmony e Harmony claims to be "responsible for nearly 4% of new U. marriages" and scores well in surveys of online dating sites, if you're the sort of person who believes surveys.