Expats moving to Spain want to make friendships and many are loving for love and relationships.Previously people looking to find their perfect match would place personal ads and it was much more difficult to meet people of the opposite sex but now you can go online and join Internet dating sites in Spain – many of these dating sites are free to join.With dating agencies in the past it was often a case of talking on the phone and then meeting – a little bit blind date really.
Find out all about meeting people in Spain and what it is like being single in Spain as we interview Chris Hawkins, an expat who runs a very successful free online Spanish dating website.
We talk to him about his move from Southern England to the Costa Blanca and talk about the difficulties in meeting other people in Spain, particularly with a view towards relationships in Spain.
Well probably like many other people it was a lifestyle decision due to my intense working hours and high levels of stress.
I had a job which was incredibly highly paid working as an IT consultant.
Luckily later I heard about the Javea, Moraira and Calpe area – the Northern Costa Blanca – and the next inspection trip to that area was exactly what I imagined and wanted.
We bought a plot of land and one of the largest developers in Moraira started to build our house.
I knew the obvious things such as the great weather and climate which was for me a huge attraction, plus the fact that it already had a large English infrastructure.
I also knew it would be a lot cheaper to live in Spain and so whatever I did, I knew I wouldn’t have to work as hard and that has really improved my health immeasurably. We can see the whole of Moraira and even Calpe in the distance.
With sponsors such as Daily Mail, CNBC and Bentley this was a real blue chip award with some major competitors. I think some people have relationship issues already in the UK but they don’t realise this because they are stressed about many things which disguises the problems.
Well my move to Spain has been a great success – I have no desire to move back to England and I love my life in Spain, unfortunately though my move to Spain coincided with me getting divorced and hence becoming single and this is how the Spanish dating website began. When they move to Spain looking for a fresh start, of course their problems come with them!
Of course highly paid also meant long hours, deadlines and lots of travelling.