Let's get it out of the way immediately, as it is so irritating to Ilkley locals, yes, there is a certain song that everyone knows and Ilkley Moor is a real place, and lovely too, but its not the only facet of Ilkley. So here at yorkshire-singles, we endeavour to provide you with some date ideas as well as local members and a great postcode search so you can decide how far from home you're going to search for love.
If you're a fan of antique toys and find a fellow fan on yorkshire-singles, why not visit the Ilkley Toy museum? You will undoubtedly see something from your childhood, as well as further back. Our membership has an age range from 18 to, well, actually there isn't really an upper limit but we don't get many members over 99! So the museum should cater for the childhoods of all of our members and provide a nostalgic afternoon for a great date. Then why not carry on to one of the many Ilkley restaurants, catering for every palette.
Register free by simply entering your first name and date of birth. You'll also need to tell us if you're a man looking for a woman, or vice versa. Next, enter your postcode. Don't worry, no one sees this and it helps us find matches close to you. Remember, you can specify how far afield you're prepared to look for love.
Remember to add a photo at this stage. Your profile will get a lot more interest if you add a photo. For the best advice, read our 'Making the best of your profile' article. Now you're ready to search!
The first thing people see in your profile is your photograph. You want to make a good first impression right? Here are a few tips for you to pick that perfect picture.
You can add more than one photo to your profile, so if you want to add that "crayzee" night out with friends shot you can, just don't put it as your main picture.
Your online personal ad is what makes most people decide whether to contact you or not. If you get it right, your internet dating experience will most likely be a great and happy one. Get it wrong and it could be very frustrating. Here are some tips to ensure your profile stands out from the crowds.
Having a photograph on your profile will increase the number of messages you receive by up to 6 times!
After the photograph, the second thing people look at is your profile description. You want to get peoples interest with this as this is your main way of showcasing yourself to prospective partners. Why not look through other people profiles to see what they have written to get inspiration, remember though this is your profile so ensure it is meaningful and unique to you.
Negativity breeds negativity, so make sure you are upbeat in your profile. Avoids sayings like 'no losers please' as this can put across a cynical attitude which will put people off.
If you lie on your profile, your prospective partner will find out at some point! You want someone to like you for who you are, not for who you would like to be.
Leave your profile for a few days and then come back to it. New ideas may spring to mind in this time, or a re-read may highlight any spelling or grammatical errors.