Spanish Love On The Rocks (well, pebbles)
A new free online dating and friendship service is launched for Spain's growing expat community.
By: Jamie Mills
But life doesn't always stick to the script! Often new expats are so busy with work, family and other commitments that they don't find time for those other essential ingredients:
Or perhaps they are unsure how to begin looking? Dating seems easy for some people and a veritable nightmare for others. And that's without the added complication of moving to a new country.
Well, whilst they can't promise you miracles or guarantee you a happy ever after, a new website offers to make the whole process that little bit easier and get expats started on that often bewildering path to friendship and who knows, maybe even true love. Pebblesonthebeach.com offers expats the chance to meet and flirt with like minded souls.
And here's the best bit - PebblesOnTheBeach.com is 100% free. They claim to be one of the only expat dating and friendship sites in Spain that does not charge a penny.
Jamie Mills, the site's creator took on the role of cupid after he suddenly found himself single. He explains: "I had split up with my girlfriend and thought 'well, how do I meet someone new?'"
"The expat community, especially on the coasts, can sometimes seem very small. How do I meet people outside of my usual circle?"
Jamie looked at the online dating options: "So when I started looking for a good dating site or forum, most of them were charging, either upfront, or sneakily once you had signed up, and what they were charging for was not exactly a top notch service."
"So I thought rather than moan about it, do something about it. So thats when I decided to set up Pebbles."
Jamie is now hoping that his ethos of a quality free service will attract other singles to use his service. But his motives aren't entirely selfless: "I hope I meet someone nice after all this work!". What is the Spanish for 'WLTM' and 'GSOH'anyway?
You can find Jamie and other Spanish expat singles online at www.pebblesonthebeach.com.