Friends Reunited Dating is a "non-adult" site for singles looking for love, romance or marriage. The site offers useful hints and tips on different dating subjects from basic dating etiquette to how to sustain a meaningful relationship.

Friends Reunited Dating has a great section called Daters Diaries where members write about their own dating experiences and offer hints and tips to other members directly.

By December 2005, Friends Reunited had over 15 million members and was bought by British TV company ITV plc for £120 million (8 million), plus further payments of up to £55 million based on its performance up to 2009.

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.

However, if you want to have a proper conversation and get to know someone, you will need to purchase the full subscription.

Prices come in fairly mid ranged, but at its cheapest there is a very affordable three day trial.

Julie Pankhurst's curiosity about the current status of old school friends inspired her to develop the website, exploiting a gap in the UK market following the success of US website

Ex-Financial Times executive Michael Murphy was brought into Friends Reunited as the new chief executive in 2005 and the similar web site School Friends Australia & Findakiwi New Zealand was rebranded and merged with the UK site.

There is a lot that you can do on this site for free.

Creating your profile, browsing through search results and viewing pictures.

All the subscription plans, including the 3 day trial come with automatic renewal unless you cancel within good time. There is also a number to call on the payment page.

Friends Reunited is a popular dating site and one of the best known and most visited UK sites of late. Friends Reunited Dating offers people from aged 16 100 the opportunity to find friends and a partner for life.

Overall dating-experts is interested in this new Cupid offering and will be keeping an eye on it to see how good a service it turns out to be.