Their on-site chat system makes it easy to get in touch.Bland and faceless – could really do with a re-design.Profiles are informative and contain a lot of information – basic stuff as well as your own words which give you a chance to shine and stand out.

It doesn’t hurt to be careful though – if you get a feeling something is not quite right with some profiles or if you suddenly start getting a lot of emails (which you cannot reply to before you have subscribed to the paid version of the site), take it with a pinch of salt.

Of course, you have the standard winking and icebreaking features on Friends Reunited dating or you could just send a plain old mail.

The fonts used, size of text, photos, the whole design of the profile page is just so bland and non-descript that it almost makes a tedious job out of the process of browsing. However, the search works easily and the results are plentiful.

In the past we’ve criticised Cupid-owned sites for scammy practices in trying to get you to join their sites.

But on the other hand, you can sign up to their 3 days trial for just £3.48, which is a cheap way to try out the site and see if it’s for you.

We strongly recommend doing it before signing up for good!

You get to answer a bunch of questions and afterwards the system judges your answers and puts together your personality report with tips included.

It’s not the most thorough and groundbreaking testing system we’ve seen in online dating but I suppose it fills the purpose just as well if you believe in that sort of thing.

Basically, all you can do with the free account is to create your own profile and search for others.