(see below) it aint - in my experience many people here only want a FWB arrangement, so don't sign up looking for a life partner.

But if that's your cup of tea, great, and I'd certainly recommend it for its in-depth filtering system, a series of questionaires that narrow down your search in a realistic and practical way.

As genuine as someone seems, they may not have the same agenda as you; make sure that the girl you are getting attached to is legit.

My rule of thumb is to suggest meeting after about 10 messages.

You dont need to be Olympic-standard fit, just reasonably active.

You don't need to be as popular as Harry Styles, just fairly sociable.

Yet I have (female) nurse friends who use the site because, in their line of work, they only ever meet doctors - who apparently have an irritating superiority complex.

They explained that they want to meet someone who "gets" their weird, knackering shift patterns, but not someone with whom they have to talk shop all the time.But on the basis that no one tells the truth on dating sites I opted for "prison officer", because I've always harboured a secret fetish for dangerous convicts. It's a no-nonsense site for straight-down-the-line singles who know what they want and go for it - as illustrated by such profile names as red_hot_refuse_collector. No, but I was impressed and flattered when one of those furry-hatted blokes outside Buckingham Palace started messaging me.Or at least, that's where he said he worked, and who am I to doubt him?One fella I dated for a few weeks seemed to have it all going on; he had a briefcase and a job which occassionally requred him to commute to Burgess Hill, so I was pretty sure that he was a full-blown adult.I heard wedding bells after the first few dates, until he started acting like we had already been married for 17 years and gave up on any pretence of romance.However, she is unthreatening and middle class, much like the well-meaning pals who provide the profile information on the site, on the basis that if you want to know what some is really like, ask their mates, who are likely to be slightly more honest than people who write their own online profiles.