Join in

We would really like the Completely Free Dating community to join in with the development of the site, as we want to make it a site that services the needs of the community. There are several ways you can “join in”, these are:

1. The Blog

You can follow the blog using one of these methods:

  1. Simply visit the blog site regularly.
  2. Add the blog’s RSS feed to your favorite feed reader or personalised home page. The RSS feed URL is http://feeds.feedburner.com/completelyfreedating/blog.
  3. Subscribe to get email alerts when there are new posts. You will find the email subscription box on the right of every page.

We also welcome comments on every blog post, so please feel free to leave a comment.

2. Make suggestions

We are always looking for new ideas from the site community and are open to any suggestions. Obviously we cannot carry out every suggestion, but if it is good idea and we have the resources to do it, we will.

3. Spread the word

As a free community site we have limited resources to advertise the site. If you would like to help the site and spread the word we would really appropriate that, even if you only tell one person, it all helps. If however have your own website, blog, myspace page, etc… then please see our “Link to us” page for details on how you can link to us.

UK – http://www.completelyfreedating.co.uk/Link-to-us.cfm
Ireland – http://www.completelyfreedating.ie/Link-to-us.cfm

Thanks for your time.

Andrew.

Welcome and about us

Introduction

The first thing we would like to do is welcome everyone to our new blog. The blog is going to be the place to follow if you want to keep up-to-date with everything we are doing at Completely Free Dating and have the option to give your opinion on the site and new developments we are working on.

We would like to tell you a little about Completely Free Dating, how it came about, what the blog is for and what you can expect from the blog in the future.

History

The first Completely Free Dating site was launched in the UK on September 2007 after several months of hard development work by husband and wife team, Andrew and Deborah. The idea for the site came about after several friends who had been using online dating services happened to mention how fed up they where using pay for dating sites with varying degrees of success, but having to pay for the pleasure. They couldn’t understand why online dating seemed to be the only online service you actually had to pay for to get a half decent site, unlike services such as Facebook, MySpace and Google which where all free to use as the end user.

Andrew, who’s background is a web application developer had a think about this, did some research and decided he could probably put together a decent dating website and so set about creating it. Whilst Andrew created the code behind the site, Deborah spent time creating content for the site and working out exactly how the site should be run to make sure a good level of service quality was maintained. So in September 2007, with absolutely no spending budget at all Completely Free Dating was put live and the real hard work began, marketing!!!

By the beginning of 2009 Completely Free Dating was going strong and was gaining a good amount of new members every day. We decided that a re-design of the site was required to update its look and feel but also to add new functionality and bring the site forward. The re-designed site was launched on the 1st April 2009 and was received extremely well by existing and prospective members alike. We then decided to push forward even more into new markets, starting with the Irish Republic and on the 21st of July 2009 Completely Free Dating Ireland was launched.

Both Completely Free Dating UK and Completely Free Dating Ireland are still run entirely by us alone with no outside assistance.

This Blog

For some time now we have wanted to engage closer with our members and we feel that this blog is a good way to do that. Here we will be give you an insight into how the site is run, the decisions we have made about new developments and give you the opportunity to comment on this and give us your opinion (which is really important to us). We will also inform you about any new content we add to the site and from time to time give comment on things happening within the dating industry.

The future

We have a solid list of developments that we want to complete over the next 6 months or so, some of which will affect you as a user and others will help us continue to market the site and obtain new members. We will start to outline some of the more important developments here over the next couple of weeks, but we are always looking out for good ideas. If you have any suggestions on things you would like to see added to the site or existing features you would like changed, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us.

Andrew & Deborah