No matter who you are, dating and relationships can be dangerous and intimidating terrain, and whilst we may claim not to worry about height in potential partners it can often be important to us. That is where TallSingles.co.uk comes in, a dating website specifically for taller people which helps take height out of the equation whilst meeting new people.
When I arrive in a bar with my friends, at 6 foot tall, I stand taller than the majority of people there. Of course wearing heels I can almost guarantee I’ll be among a select group of people who can see across the entire bar and dance floor with ease, navigating like a pro. So if you’re interested in dating taller people, (5’5 and above for women, 6 foot and above for men) then Tall Singles provides the ideal dating platform for you.
Speaking to Richard, the founder and CEO of Tall Singles, I found out some more about this site, dedicated to uniting tall people!
At 6’7″ Richard found himself towering above most people he met, and being attracted to taller women meant he was inspired to start TallSingles.co.uk. So what makes Tall Singles a new take on conventional dating sites? “We restrict our membership by height” explains Richard, “so tall people looking to meet other tall people will get exactly that”. The height restrictions for Tall Singles are not too stringent, women must declare they are over 5’5″ and men over 6′ tall. Richard also runs a blog which “shares anything tall related, and has built up a big community of tall people”. Whether it’s finding a pair of jeans that don’t skim your ankles, or the best seats in cinemas and theatres for those with long legs, Tall Singles has you covered.
So how do you join Tall Singles? “You can join our site for free”, Richard tells me, “you just need to enter a few basic details and confirm your email address. You can search other people’s profiles, send winks and messages to other members. If you decide you like the site and want to commit to a full membership you can upgrade to the paid level. This opens up several great features, most importantly the ability to read messages sent to you from other members so you can get to know each other better.” If you decide to upgrade your membership, how much will it cost you? “It depends on the length of membership, a 6-month membership is £79.95, a 3-month membership £49.95 and a 1-month membership is £24.95. We are up to 72% cheaper than Match.com. Plus I am happy to give all readers of ThatEmily a 50% discount on a 1-month membership, they can get this by entering “50TALL” into the offer code at checkout. We think it is a small price to pay in order to find your ideal partner.”
As with any online dating, there’s always a worry about who you’re talking to and potentially meeting. So is Tall Singles safe? “As with all online activity, when you are cautious, it is much safer. We have lots of practical advice on our blog about staying safe online. Our main tips are 1) never give out personal details such as email addresses or phone numbers, 2) if you meet someone, always meet in a busy public location and don’t arrange for them to pick you up from your home address, 3) make sure that nearby friends or family know where you’re going and who you are meeting.”
With over 1.5million members, Tall Singles is now an expert in the matching of taller people. With over 80 marriages and many more engagements as a result of the website, there’s no denying the success of Richard’s venture into the realm of romance.
So does Richard have any helpful tips for potential new members? “I have three key pieces of advice for when someone joins the site. Firstly YOU should upload a photo. Profiles with a photo get up to 70% more views than profiles without a photo. Secondly, you should take the time to complete your entire profile. Your profile is made up of a mixture of multiple choice and free text questions. Our matching profiles use these to decide who should appear in search results. So if you want your photo to show in front of the right person you need to complete your profile. Lastly, log into the site on a regular basis. Search results are displayed based on the time you last logged in, the most recent go to the top of the search results.”
Now, following its success in the UK, Richard is expanding Tall Singles to the US with the launch of tall.singles stateside! So now taller men and women in the UK and USA can explore what Tall Singles has to offer!