First, select your gender by clicking on the icons representing man or woman next to 'I am'.
See our How to stay safe online guide for sensible advice.
Step 4: You can sign up using your Facebook log in details, but for this example we are signing up with email.
However, there’s often a subscription fee for full membership, which will entitle you to reply to messages and access extra services.
While there have been some scarey stories about meeting dangerous people via the internet, as long as you exercise common sense online dating can be fun.
Guardian Dating Dating Site Review - 27/12/09 Dating.uk is the online dating site of the Guardian National Newspaper, otherwise known as ‘Soulmates’.