Cross stitch photo of a couple and their dog

Modern dating is tough. Everyone knows it. There’s approximately 1,000 different ways to meet a person online and double that when you take away the magic of the Internet and go outside to find love. Those of you who either know me personally or have read my blog for a while will know I met Gary on the infamous app ‘Tinder’ (lols welcome, I get it) and I’ve never been happier in my life, so I’m teaming up with the new online dating sensation HerSmile to try to bring you, my beautiful reader, love in a similar way.

The way HerSmile works is absolutely brilliant for those of us who shy away from online dating through fear of the typical sleazebags. Who here has been on the receiving end of tens of unwanted “dick pics” and smutty messages from guys only after one thing? I know I have. On HerSmile, the men pay £4 for a ‘credit’, and one credit is used up to send a message to a woman they’re interested in. This way you know they’re not just messaging you to get something out of it – they are genuinely interested. If you give your “smile of approval” you c an then message back and forth. If not, the guy gets his credit back. But at least you know if you’re contacted by someone they’ve actually taken time to think about it and genuinely want to get to know you.

Another thing I like about HerSmile is how they match you with others as it’s pretty similar to Tinder in that way. It takes mutual friends on Facebook, videos watched on YouTube and uses Instagram to match you with people who genuinely have similar interests to you. You’re not just wandering blindly.

Its suspected that by 2040, 70% of couples will have met online. The stigma is shrinking and with such busy lives and work schedules it’s no wonder people are turning to online dating – it can be done on the go in your spare time and there’s no disappointing blind dates.

invitation to hersmile

HerSmile are offering my readers free membership – completely free! For women usual price is a flat fee of £12 every month. All you need to do is email my name and blog URL to! Turning to online dating is honestly the best thing I have ever done. I found the love of my life, moved county, have a beautiful house and I couldn’t be happier. Why don’t you try it out for yourself?

Psst – if you’re after a cross stiched family portrait hit up the lovely Christy over at Cross Stitch Club and I promise you won’t regret it!