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Exciting New Messaging Feature

Since you last visited MatureFreeAndSingle we’ve made some improvements to the site. Listening to your feedback it was clear you wanted a simple way of managing the volume of messages and winks so you don’t have to waste time dealing with messages from anyone who doesn’t meet your criteria.  Improved message management is only a few simple clicks away with our NEW filtering options.

No more unwanted or irrelevant messages from people who live miles away.

Set your Filtering Options today and a better dating experience is just around the corner.  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

STEP 1 – Log in

In order to set your filtering options, you’ll firstly need to log on to the site. To make it quick and easy for you we’ve included your log in details in this e-mail.

STEP 2 – Select ‘My Account’ and then choose ‘Filtering’

Click on the ‘My Account’ option, you’ll find this on the menu bar at the top of the screen once you’ve logged in. Next, choose the ‘Filtering’ option in the list of options on the left hand side of the page.

On the next screen titled ‘Filtering Options’ you be able to set 3 different filters:

  • Age
  • Photo Required
  • Distance from your location

You don’t need to set all of these, but it does help ensure you only receive messages from the type of people you want to hear from.

Last but by no means least, don’t forget to click on ‘Update Filter Setting’ to save your filter preferences.

STEP 3 – Get Messaging, Get Dating…

Keen to find out who’s been viewing your profile? You can now filter this list too, helping you find the match you’re looking for much more quickly.

The sooner you get messaging, the sooner you’ll start hearing from the sort of guys/women you want to meet. What are you waiting for?

We hope you like these new features.

Paula

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Free Messaging a real success

On May 31st, we gave all our members the opportunity to communicate and send messages completely free of charge…just for 24 hours. And what a response we had!

Monday turned out to be one of the busiest times we’ve ever had at MFS, and all those messages, winks and chats kept our technical team on their toes, making sure they all got through 🙂

Many thanks everyone for taking part. We hope you had a great Bank Holiday Weekend, and hope you enjoyed our Free Messaging Day. We do these things now and again (just to keep you on your toes), so if you didn’t catch this one, don’t worry. A bit like a bus, there’s probably going to be another one along soon.

Have a great weekend everyone. Don’t forget to login and see who else has joined recently.

Paula

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Paula completes Race For Life!

Paula, co-founder of MatureFreeAndSingle, completed the Tunbridge Wells Race For Life on Saturday, raising money for Cancer Research in the process.

The course was over 5km, and took in some punishing hills, but Paula completed the run in 25.06 mins, just 6 seconds shy of a personal best.

If you are interested in sponsoring Paula for this run, and supporting Cancer Research in the process, please visit Paula’s RaceForLife donations page. We’d be very grateful for anything you can donate to this very worthy cause.

…and Congratulations, Paula!!

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We are celebrating two years of Dating for Seniors

We're two!

Maturefreeandsingle.com launched in early May 2008.  Two years in business, and still going in these uncertain economic times is good going and we would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all you senior singles who supported us through the good times and the bad.

Our membership has grown slowly but surely, and we are now pleased to be able to launch a new look and feel to our site.  We also now have a new “blog” section, so that our users can share experiences with our community, as well as feedback, ideas for improvements and most important, your success stories!

Improvements to Senior Dating profiles

Over the past two years, we have been listening to our customers  and learned that what is important to the senior dating population, is that fellow members are genuine and sincere.  To this end, we are pleased to launch several “quality assurance” mechanisms to our site, which will improve your time on the site and make it safer and more enjoyable.  Our Customer Services team now read all new profiles as well as the first message sent, to ensure that they are relevant and suitable, as well as checking changes made to profiles after they have been published.  We also have an online dictionary tool, which ensures that appropriate language is used in free text boxes.

More photos and lots of matching tools on Maturefreeandsingle.com

The site provides many tools which help you get started at connecting with like minded senior singles.   Having completed your basic profile and uploaded a photo for free, you can send an icebreaker to your target senior dating population.  If this is too brave for you, upgrade to full membership, and you can write a diary – which provides an easy link back to your profile.  The diary also enables you to read others’ entries and to send them messages welcoming them to the site. Complete your personality profile, and people will really get an idea of who you are and the type of person you are looking to meet.  All our other members’ tools, like star signs, birth date reports, personality matching, romantic matching and reports, gift giving, winking, emailing, and video profiles help refine or broaden your search.  Each provides a different approach to help you connect with like minded people for friendship or love…

First Class Customer Services for online dating

Our MatureFreeandSingle.com customer services team are based in the UK and are available to support you with any issues or feedback.  They can be contacted by email on support@globalpersonals.co.uk with a 24hour response time – or by phone on 01753 271286.  Whichever membership package you take up, we are sure that you will have a great experience with Maturefreeandsingle.com.

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To pay or not to pay – the cost of internet dating

Published on May 11, 2010, by in Senior Dating Advice.

The Dating Market today:-

Google “Internet Dating” today, and literally reams and reams of dating sites pop up.  Not only is internet dating now a well known method of dating, you can also find the more traditional, bespoke dating and dinner dating agenices, speed dating events, as well as new trends from the US, like Eye Gazing Parties, Dinner in the Dark events, etc.  The fact is Dating is big business, there are a lot of people out there looking for love and happiness, and there are many approaches available to you for finding your perfect partner.

Not only do we have a choice of medium – but across internet dating sites, there is a wide range of functionality, huge databases of single members, specialised niche sites, sites defined by age, race, religion, interests, free internet dating, and more costly memberships not to mention guarantees of emotional happiness,  – you name it, it is out there.

The fact is – we think someone else can help us find that elusive “partner” better than we can!  Are we too lazy, too busy, can’t trust our own judgement any more? Or are we so disillusioned by the whole  thing that we now feel we need to rely entirely on an outsider (or a match making function on a dating site) to find our ideal life-partner for us?

Once we have discounted the expensive options of bespoke agencies, we are left with the internet, or chance.  Chance is free, and a timely process.  Might we meet someone at the gym, or the library, or the bus stop?  Or with some investment of time – could the internet speed things up for us?

Free Internet Dating

Many dating sites offer free membership, which lends to there being so many dating sites. What you often get from a free site is a huge membership of half completed profiles, few photographs, and a disingenuous population by a membership who have no financial commitment, so they may log on once and never use it again. The site may also be funded by adverts – which may be irritating, and inappropriate.

Paid membership dating sites tend to have a greater duty to provide a service.  The membership will generally have a greater commitment to completing their profiles and logging on to the site, as they are serious about their relationship hunting and they are paying for it.  They can also afford to invest money in their emotional well being.

MatureFreeAndSingle.com membership fees

Most dating sites have a “cheaper to buy more” incentive – just like Sainsburys!  Although a year’s membership may sound like a lot of money, consider if you will, the cost of paying membership to a gym, or buying drinks in a bar, or the cost of subs for any number of club meetings.

At MatureFreeAndSingle, we are competitively priced, with our cheapest monthly rate with our annual membership working out at only £6.66 per month.

MFS MATCH.COM eHarmony
1 Month £19.95 £29.99 £34.95
3 Months £34.95 £59.97 £59.85
6 months £64.95 £77.94 £89.70
12 months £89.95 £119.40

We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch – there probably is no such thing as a free date either…

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Welcome to the MFS Blog

Welcome to our brand spanking new blog! Over the coming weeks and months, this is where we’ll keep you up to date with things that are happening in the senior dating arena (is it an “arena”?), and over time we’ll add more and more resources here that you tell us you find interesting and useful. These resources will include things like the best senior singles holidays and short breaks to go on, how to stay healthy and happy as you get older, and much more…you tell us what you want, and we’ll go out and find it for you!

Also, we wanted this blog to be for you and about you. You’ve all got experiences and advice that will be useful to our other members, and we’d love to hear from you. This blog is your chance to get your views and ideas aired, and you get published too! Each month, we review the best stories and anecdotes we’ve received and give the author of the best a Month’s Free Membership.

We hope you enjoy this blog and find it useful over time. It will get better through our hard work, but also through your comments on how we can improve things, so please get in touch and we’ll promise to take your thoughts on board and see what we can do.

Many thanks

Paula & Tim

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