Free online community for making friends, finding romance, forming groups or just chatting to people online.

Features include: Instant messaging, Video chat, Unlimited photos, Attach video message to profile , Groups - join a group or create one, Create your own blog, Forums. All that is needed is for all parties concerned to have Skype installed on their computers (Its a free download).

- Sue (Maidstone, Kent) * Just a thank you for an excellent match. We have lots in common and delight in each others company. Will keep you posted in case you need to buy a hat :) - Susannah (Kent) * Paul and I met first at a dinner and dance at Maidstone, we had a good chat about all sorts of subjects, joined up on Facebook but didn't take it further until we met again in October at a Tunbridge Wells speed date.

Fingers crossed in the nicest way hope not to need your services again.

To show other users that you are free to talk simply go to the drop down box at bottom left of the Skype window and choose your status to be "Skype Me".

There are currently around 50 million Skype users and growing.

You can create a free profile online, upload up to three photographs and search for other people with similar interests online.

However you will have to become a paid member to send and receive messages.

I came to many events including speed dating, socials and dinner dances. I joined to socialise and make new friends but hoping that the one for me was out there..now I have.

We both recalled that Paul was going to show me the Medway Estuary for my latest art project, but I still had to remind him later!

Although not strictly for dating, this is a great way to meet people and make friends from all over the world.

You can edit your Skype profile and add a photo, of course, but you can also add a Skype Me button on your website, if you have one. Paltalk’s 4 million plus users can see, hear, and talk to one another instantly – anywhere in the world.

In most cases you can add a profile and search their members, all for free.