A new website has been set up to help prisoners find love while they’re behind bars.
The site, called Prison Dating, believes that it’s the ‘future of online dating’ – even going so far as to say it offers matches tailored to its members’ particular interests and hobbies.
Both male and female prisoners feature on the site which allows them to upload profile pictures of themselves taken from behind bars.
Like other similar sites, users create a profile based on their interests and backgrounds to try and find a potential partner – although Prison Dating does have a few unusual features including being able to inform your potential lover of when your release date is.
The website says it’s part of ‘the fastest growing co-operative of online-dating sites in the world’ and claims to have helped many single female and male prisoners to find a date online, The Sun reports.
The site says:
Obviously the nature of this site and the vast majority of those people on it mean that this is not your average dating site.
But just because your situation may dictate that you cannot just go out on a date tonight, that does not mean that you can be denied the opportunity to find romance and happiness – and that is where our site comes in.
In fact, many of our members are more than happy to be patient and wait to meet to meet the person they have become friendly with.
As odd as it may seem I suppose everyone deserves some love in their life…
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.