There’s nothing on Guardian Soulmates profile compiling that makes it stand out from all the other dating sites – it’s all standard stuff that requires the same type of input – some boxes to tick, some choices to make, some words of your own to be written down.The profiles themselves also look pretty similar, with the same type of information and the same look about them to countless other sites.
Upon signing up for Guardian Soulmates there’s an option to advertise your profile on Guardian related websites and newspapers.
It is, of course, strictly by your consent but should you so wish they can show your profile pic and some information from your profile both on Soulmates and the Guardian hope page, in the Guardian and Observer newspapers and also in external marketing campaign pages on different sites.
We understand it might not be your wish to have your face plastered all over the newspaper letting everyone know you’re looking for a date but bear in mind that it will increase your chances to stand out and get noticed.
So we advise you not to be shy and jump right in – after all, you haven’t got anything to lose but a whole lot to win.
Guardian Soulmates doesn’t really have anything to make it special although we do suppose that most people here tend to be at least to a certain extent Guardian readers which should tell you enough about what kind of people they tend to be.
It seems to be a fairly intelligent site, users here definitely seem credible and trustworthy and we didn’t come across any timewasters or fake looking profiles.
At the same time, is it a terribly exciting site to use?
The percentage is based upon the most basic characteristics – age, height, relationship status, location etc.
So even though this is called Soulmates, they don’t actually try to establish whether the match offered to you is truly your soulmate or just someone that answers to your most basic preferences.