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MySingleFriend Appoints New Managing Director

December 14th 2012, London - Sarah Beeny’s online dating site, MySingleFriend, today announced the appointment of Gail McLaughlan as Managing Director. Gail will be responsible for building the brand and steering the business into new markets.

Created by TV presenter Sarah Beeny in 2005, MySingleFriend has experienced phenomenal success with its unique position amongst traditional dating sites. At MySingleFriend the profiles are all written by friends of the user, making it fun and less daunting, as the experience is shared between friends.

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Gail will work closely with Sarah Beeny and the team to raise the profile of MySingleFriend across various channels. Gail’s extensive media experience will be leveraged for MySingleFriend’s first TV advertising campaign that is due to break at the beginning of next year.

Sarah Beeny commented: “Gail is a high calibre, innovative marketeer and her appointment underlines our commitment to developing this fantastic brand. We wanted someone with the right fit for MySingleFriend and Gail has a proven track record of success and has been integral to building numerous high profile brands.”

Gail previously held the position of Marketing Director for digital marketing agency Croud. Prior to that she headed up product development for and was Head of Marketing and Commercial Partnerships for the Friends Reunited Group, including Friends Reunited Dating and Genes Reunited.

Commenting on her new role Gail said “MySingleFriend has always had such a unique proposition in the dating industry. Everybody knows somebody who’s single and so it’s an exciting business and a fun brand which I have watched grow over the years. I’m really looking forward to the challenge as I feel there is still so much that can be done to propel the site to even greater success.”


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For more information contact Lisa Moore on 0207 057 9007 or email

About MySingleFriend:
MySingleFriend ( is a dating site with a difference. All profiles are written by member’s friends, making it one of the UK’s most unique dating sites, which is fun and less daunting, as the experience is shared between friends. All friends are linked on the site, so users can check out who knows who, providing a much better insight into a person’s character.

MySingleFriend was created by TV presenter Sarah Beeny in 2005 and now has over 200,000 users in the UK. The site has also recently launched in Ireland at

Don't just take our word for it; Radio 1 has described MySingleFriend as the "hottest dating website in the UK", Vogue has featured us in "The List", FHM and Loaded both voted us their favourite dating site and Revolution claims we "bring the personal touch back to online dating".