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Important notice for Friends & Dating users

Saturday 17 January 2009, by

You might have noticed some changes happening around here lately.  We’re committed to bringing your neighbourhood to life on Gumtree. Not only have we given Gumtree a fresh new look, we’ve made it easier for you to search our site. And there’s more to come over the next few months.

With all the attention we’re putting on improving how you find things in your neighbourhood, we’re not able to focus on bringing you the dedicated service you’ve told us you needed in the Friends & Dating categories. For this reason, we will no longer be offering our own services in Friends & Dating from 5 January 2010.

These are the categories that will be affected:

  • Friends
  • Penpals
  • Girls Seeking Guys
  • Guys Seeking Girls
  • Girls Seeking Girls
  • Guys Seeking Guys
  • Casual Relationships
  • Desperately Seeking
  • Missed Connections

You can still post ads in the Friends & Dating categories until Wednesday 23 December, while Featured Ads and other promotional options won’t be available from Friday, 18 December.

It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but we feel this is best for the whole Gumtree community. We hope you’ve enjoyed using the Friends & Dating categories, and trust you’ll discover other useful areas in Gumtree next year.


Jia Min