While the house was being built, using my computer and IT skills I started a property website as I could see that there was a real lack of easy-to-use, professional looking sites. Since then I have helped scores of people also find their dream home in Spain.In 2005 we won the prestigious International Property Awards, for best Spanish property website.Yes, I admit there was an ulterior motive as I did want to meet people myself but don’t forget there were already other online dating websites where I could do this.
Find out all about meeting people in Spain and what it is like being single in Spain as we interview Chris Hawkins, an expat who runs a very successful free online Spanish dating website.
We talk to him about his move from Southern England to the Costa Blanca and talk about the difficulties in meeting other people in Spain, particularly with a view towards relationships in Spain.
Also many couples end up staying in Spain because they came here for the lifestyle so they still don’t want to return to the UK.
Certainly there is a growing number of single expats in Spain. Most expats in Spain are retirees and those who are younger, the majority are married (at the moment! Unless you are exceptionally confident and can just walk into bars on your own then it can be a struggle to meet people in Spain.
Well probably like many other people it was a lifestyle decision due to my intense working hours and high levels of stress.
I had a job which was incredibly highly paid working as an IT consultant.
I knew the obvious things such as the great weather and climate which was for me a huge attraction, plus the fact that it already had a large English infrastructure.
I also knew it would be a lot cheaper to live in Spain and so whatever I did, I knew I wouldn’t have to work as hard and that has really improved my health immeasurably. We can see the whole of Moraira and even Calpe in the distance.
It is amazingly green and lush which would surprise many people who don’t know this area of Spain. My first step was to go on an inspection trip to the Torrevieja area.