Top Tips

friendsfirst’s Essential Guide…..



This 32 page amusingly illustrated Top Tips guide book is written specifically to ensure members get the most out of their membership with friendsfirst. It comes FREE and provides valuable advice on a whole range of topics such as:-

  • putting yourself across in the best possible way
  • contacting someone else for the first time
  • writing good and appealing letters
  • responding to other people’s contact
  • meeting people for the first time
  • Taking a friendship forward

It’s an invaluable read if you are:-

  • stepping out into the world of meeting new people,
  • beginning to date for the first time
  • coming back to the ‘dating’ scene ‘the second time round’
  • feeling nervous and unsure how to go about it all

You are welcome to purchase a copy if you are not a member of friendsfirst.

Cost: £15.00 Plus P&P

Format: Published book

Payment by: Cheque, cash, credit card

To order:


“What a priviledge to read your book. It is really thorough and I am sure it will be of huge value to those already in friendsfirst and even more so to those taking their first steps.” (Kate – Devon)

” I found the guide very useful and it helped me understand some of the more ‘tricky’ aspects of dating this way, such as “Let someone down gently”. I would highly recommend it.” (Chris – Cheltenham)

“friendsfirst’s ‘Top tips’ is very useful because well meaning advice to single people from happily married friends isn’t always helpful. However learning from others in a similar situation is.”(David – Yorkshire)

“The fact that the advice/tips is from members, about what did and didn’t work is a big plus point.”  (Gill – Halifax)

Reader Reviews

“Thank you very much for responding so promptly to my application from.  I’m very impressed with the Top Tips booklet: sensible and thoughtful.”
(Pat, Practice Nurse)

“Your accompanying booklet ‘Top Tips’ – I find that absolutely brilliant – congratulations to you. I’m looking forward to making new friends.”
(Carol, Retired)

“I found the free Top Tips book you sent me at the beginning of my membership very useful and I was able to apply a lot of it to myself.”
(David, Bank Clerk)

“Your Top Tips book has excellent tips in it.”
(Jan, Administrator)

“Your book has been very useful. It gives you the confidence to contact other people and realise that everyone is nervous”.

“Your booklet for tips on making friends really is excellent”
(Jeanne, Organist)                          

“Your Top Tips book is wonderful, some of the points made are so useful”
(Martin, Lawyer)         

“I found reading your top tips booklet very useful and it helped me to feel more confident about starting making contacts”  
(Maureen, Counsellor)

“Your ‘Top Tips’ book is well put together and very useful to someone who has been out of the dating game for a while”
(Joy, Translator)

“I’ve read your ‘Top Tips’ booklet and it really inspired me. It put me onto a completely different wavelength and has really opened my mind up to new possibilities. I really like the way you wrote it.” 
(Jane, Child Minder)

“Thank you for all the literature you’ve sent me on joining friendsfirst. I’ve found it really really useful. The ‘Top Tips’ is a great read and it’s got some really sensible advice in it. Writing it was an excellent idea – it’s fantastic. Thank you.”

 “Many thanks indeed for sending me the M&S vouchers – much appreciated! I have just read right through the ‘Top tips’ book, and think it is really excellent, so honest and helpful- and the drawings are wonderful! Thank you again for all your help. Best wishes.”
(Susan, Translator)

“I found your top tips book very practical and very good. A really nice guide.”
(Wendy, RGN)

“Your top tips books was great. The bit on maturing age was excellent and how to write and contact people was very very helpful.”
(Alan, Retired)

“I’m really pleased with the book you sent me. It has a wealth of information in it that is very useful. I found it very good indeed. It’s really helped me to take the bull by the horns and get on with contacting others. It’s been very valuable to me and I’ve also been very encouraged by it.”
(Kevin, Postman)

“It is a good book. It was very helpful with regards to correspondence and how to approach people and how to keep a friendship open. I need it all and it was really helpful. It’s helped me to contact other people.”
(Daniel, Accountant)

“There’s some very valuable content in your top tips book which I found very useful. It’s obvious but sometimes you nee the obvious pointed out to you to make you think about it.”
(Linda, Nurse)

“Many I thought it was very good. It is true that I’m not very good at making friends but it has given me confidence. This kind of thing isn’t easy – sometimes it can be difficult and embarrassing.”
(Pam, Housewife)

* I came because I wanted to meet some interesting new people and have some good food. The event met my expectations absolutely. The event was great – a lovely […]


“Dear friendsfirst team, I enrolled with you for a year’s membership and have chatted to a very nice gentleman, however I have since had contact with another gentleman on a regular basis […]

(Henrietta, Parish Priest)

‘I would love to re-join friendsfirst for a further year and I have enclosed my payment. Many thanks for all your hard work – please don’t stop!’

(Rebecca, Business Woman)

” Gave reassurance that I was taking the right approach”