Sarah beeny internet dating
Its major shareholders – Ms Beeny and the technology company Telecom Express – have hired the accountancy firm BDO to handle a sale of the company this summer.First-round bids of between £10m and £15m were submitted earlier this month, primarily by rival online dating businesses, but some private equity firms are also interested.While the shareholders are looking to sell My Single Friend, it is understood they would consider selling a minority stake to help launch the website overseas. In jeans, a denim shirt and trainers, she races around the garden of her London home, trying to save a toad from being eaten by her cat.“At least I think it’s 12,” says Sarah, struggling to remember the exact September date when she married her husband and business partner Graham Swift.“But if we miss that anniversary, we’ll celebrate the date in October when we held our reception at Rise Hall,” she says, referring to the Yorkshire stately home that she has spent many years renovating and turning into a second family home.Rise Hall also doubles as a wedding venue, and it was actually on the roof of the Grade II-listed building that artist Graham proposed."It's just a word and I don't think my relationship with my husband is like anyone else's so I wouldn't want to use the same word that everyone uses."She admits that she does 'like' her husband a lot but doesn't like the cliches behind the common term of affection.
Last month, internet dating accounted for one in every 160 online visits made by computer users in Britain.The site aims to match make singles through their friend's descriptions of them, building an online community and taking away the hassle and stigma of writing your own dating profile.