By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
Single Encounters is aimed at users of any age looking for a serious relationship. It’s a really user-friendly site and assures you that all users are active and looking for relationships, meaning you won’t be wasting your time talking to someone on the site! The layout is quite busy but recognisably reminiscent in style of websites like Facebook or Skype, and has a wide selection of active members all looking for a serious relationship. It’s free of charge to join and the site is mobile optimized so can be accessed on a smart phone, tablet or iPad.
Single Encounters provides members with a vibrant and exciting website to use to meet other singles in your area. The features range from what we’d expect from any dating site – for example, messaging, chat and email options for communication, profile pictures, search options and control over how much information about yourself you have to give to use the site – to the more unusual. There are diaries from other users that you can read as they update their entries and go on their journeys to find partners. You can also choose to keep your own diary and keep users and potential matches informed about what you’ve been up to. There’s a quick, game-like section of the site just called “encounters” which allows you to say yes, no or maybe to a potential match and generates random profiles from your matches. You’ll also get recommendations for you from your matches sent to you via email or just as popups. You can keep a list of favourites as well as block users you don’t like or want to speak to. There isn’t an app for the site, but it is compatible to use as a website on mobile phones.
Signing up for Single Encounters is really simple – just an easy step-by-step process. Before you can access the site you need to fill in your name, date of birth, email address and password. Once you’ve done this you’ll be redirected and asked to answer some questions about yourself. The first is essay style and then after that it’s questionnaires, ticking boxes about your preferences. You can choose to skip these steps if you want to and go straight to verifying your account via the link sent to your email address.
There are a few options aside from using the site as a free member. The best value is the 6-month membership packet as it is great value for money and gives you plenty of time to learn to use the site and find a match!
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The Single Encounters site looks fairly busy and complicated at first because you’ll see pop-ups as well as a few toolbars both across the top and down the right hand side of the home page. This coupled with advertising can make it tricky to initially find the parts of the site you’d like to visit. However once you use the navigation bar along the top it’s actually clearly labelled and you’ll find it easy to work your way around the site.
There are a couple of ways to search for matches beyond the basic search you’d expect from a dating site. You can use the usual method of age, sex, location and find matches that way. You can narrow the result by using the filters such as “has a photo” or “non-smoker”. You can use the advanced search that allows you more filters and specific criteria when you pay for membership. You can also see who has been recommended for you and you can use the “encounters” section of the site for randomly generated matches.
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