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.(Though for some users that's probably part of the site's initial appeal.) Standard membership is free, but if you want to contact another member you'll have to upgrade to FULL membership, for £30 a month. During registration, UD asked if I was part of a uniformed industry and provided a drop-down list which included such options as "model" and even "journalist" (well, I suppose chardonnay-smattered chinos and a pyjama top are a sort-of uniform).
But if that's your cup of tea, great, and I'd certainly recommend it for its in-depth filtering system, a series of questionaires that narrow down your search in a realistic and practical way.
(okcupid.com) Match This is where people go to get married, if you believe the ads, and you have to be pretty serious if you're going to stump up the £30 monthly fee (cheaper if you commit to three or six months).
I didn't get married after my experiences with Match, but I did learn an important lesson: an awful lot of people are deceptively attractive from a distance.
One fella I dated for a few weeks seemed to have it all going on; he had a briefcase and a job which occassionally requred him to commute to Burgess Hill, so I was pretty sure that he was a full-blown adult.
I heard wedding bells after the first few dates, until he started acting like we had already been married for 17 years and gave up on any pretence of romance.
He berated me for the state of my fridge (“Kit Kat Chunkys and beer, what sort of woman are you? Match claims its site has “led to more dates, marriages and relationships than any other.” Which might well be true, but perhaps that's because so many of its members are willing to compromise, having given up on ever finding someone they actually have a spark with as they navigate SO MANY profiles that ALL SOUND THE SAME.
”), 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.
But with so many sites catering to very different tastes, which is the right one for you?