In comparison to other online dating sites, the friends reunited payment plans are a lot cheaper than most other internet dating sites, there are subscription packages available starting from one month, up to 6 months, and as an incentive there are plenty more of discounts and promotional offers readily available along the way.When you get to the main search facility there are plenty of choices that are recommended to you, that are based on your ‘looking for’ questions posed earlier.
Formerly, the site cost £7.50 per year to use but it was later free of charge.The main Friends Reunited site aimed to reunite people who had in common a school, university, address, workplace, sports club or armed service; the sister site Genes Reunited enabled members to pool their family trees and identify common ancestors; the Dating and Jobs sister sites linked members with similar attributes, interests and/or locations.But in the summer, after much nagging by Julie, I put together a very first version of the site. But, the functionality worked and very soon we started to get people coming to the site and registering themselves against schools.This is what it looked like — yep, it’s pretty horrible. Nine months later, after a redesign, some hard work, lots of extra features, encouragement from users and the odd mention or two in the press, things started to get interesting.Each site worked on the principle of user-generated content through which registered users were able to post information about themselves which could be searched by other users.
A double-blind email system allowed contact between users.
Realising the power of the internet, and a desire to find out what some of her old school friends were up to — whether they too had families — she came up with the idea of Friends Reunited.
Myself and my business partner, Jason, both of us being developers at the time, were looking for ideas to branch out on our own. It took well into 2000 for me to do anything about Julie’s idea — we were busy consulting, Amber was born, and we had a long list of spurious ideas to get on with — dating, party bags and fantasy football being some of them.
You can either view your matches in just a photo view or photo and profile.
You can refine your searches in a few ways, including location, definite dos or don’ts and others, which helps narrow down your search and save you some searching time.
In 1999, Julie, my wife was pregnant with our first child.