FriendsReunited Review

By Top10BestDatingSites Staff


These days far fewer people choose to stay living in the town they grew up in; most move to the cities, others move continents. Soon we have new jobs, new partners, new houses, new families. Before we know it our lives have changed beyond recognition. And let's be honest, the further away the past gets, the more nostalgic we are about it. One night, perhaps over a late nightcap, we get nostalgic, find ourselves thinking, 'I wonder what happened to that girl who sat beside me in Maths class?' or 'That funny guy from work? Did he ever get the promotion he wanted?' With Friends Reunited UK, there's no need to wonder anymore. With a database of 6 million users in England alone, finding the people who were once part of your life is as easy as 123.

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The two main features of Friends Reunited UK are firstly its all-important search tool and secondly, Your Profile, which gives you a whole range of options for keeping friends updated on your movements and family. A 'Newsflash' box allows you to give quick snippets of info like 'I got promoted' or 'Off on holidays.' Further boxes update you with the latest news from your friends, group members or places such as a school or university. You can choose to fill in the 'Quick Info' box which asks for details on location, relationship status, children, car, pets and work. Or you can decide to tap into your inner scribe and start your own blog. There's a photo gallery where you can upload photos of your wedding, your first child, your last holiday, your new car or your old pet. If you want to add a little colour to your profile, you can create your own 'weemee' avatar, a miniature cartoon version of you. One of the most important features of Your Profile is 'Timeline'. This tool allows you to create a chart of your life, dating life-changing moments like expecting a baby, buying a house, moving house, starting a new job, graduating and retiring. A recent addition to the site is a link to Friends Reunited Dating. Who knows, perhaps you went to school with the love of your life but never knew. Friends Reunited Dating gives you the chance to find out.


Friends Reunited UK place great importance of the safety of the site. A Terms and Conditions page can be found at the bottom of the Home page, which explains all the rules users of Friends Reunited UK must adhere to. For example, all users must be over 18. The information, which you post to the site is not owned by the site, it is your information. Friends Reunited UK also reserves the right to eject users who break the site rules.


OPTIONSTOTAL COSTCost per MonthSavings
3-Day Trial£3.48£3.48-
1-Month Membership£27.99£27.99 
3-Month Membership£62.97£20.9938%
6-Month Membership£83.94£13.9950%

Ease of Use:

While teenagers these days are social networking pros by the age of fourteen, those of us from an older generation are happy just to have figured out all the tools on our mobiles Hands up who remembers when mobile phones were the size of a small brick? Because most of here, do remember, Friends Reunited keeps the site's functionality as simple as ABC. Static menu bars make it easy to find your location on the site and bring to the pages you want to go with a simple click. All information boxes are clearly marked and colour coded. Search boxes too are displayed prominently at the top of the page. And when you do find an old friend that you want to contact, communication tools are uncomplicated; you can choose to mail, buzz or simply leave a comment.


The Search:

Friends Reunited UK offers a few search options, all of them very easy to follow and to use. The first is the Quick Search. A drop down menu gives you a list of options you may wish to search including school, university, place of work, pubs or clubs. Or you can enter a person's name and search that way. Of course the more info you know about a person or the more specific you can be in terms of a school name or university, the easier it is to find a person. Perhaps you can't remember the person's name, you can only remember the name of the school. No problem. Go to Places and get direct access to the Friends Reunited database. With literally thousands of places to choose from, your old friends are just a click away. Expect a little buzz of excitement as you wait for Friends Reunited UK to seek out your old pals. So you see, your friends haven't gone anywhere. They're all still out there. And lots of them are on Friends Reunited UK! So what are you waiting for? Get searching.

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