UK Internet Dating Guide
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Guide to UK Online Dating Services

 

.We compare UK online dating sites, so you can pick the best! We currently review 15 mainstream and niche internet-based dating sites. Our testers have tried and reviewed these dating services so you can pick the one best suited to you and avoid surprise charges and spam bait sites.

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Site Specialties

 
General dating
Sites offering mainstream dating, often with millions of members

Speed dating sites
Sites offering speed dating events, parties etc, often with an online dating element too

Scientific Matching
Sites specialising in singles matching through personality tests

Gay dating sites
Sites offering gay profiles including TG/TS/TV and lesbian and bisexual listings

Dating for professionals Dating specifically for successful professionals, affluent individuals, and well-educated singles and also those wishing to find partners in a certain work sector

Dating in later life
Sites specifically for over 50's or general sites with older members

Dating by ethnicity and religion
Dating sites specifically aimed at those of particular ethnicity and/or faith

Friendship sites
Dating sites that emphasize meeting new people and making friends - exclusively or as a pre-cursor to a relationship

Free dating sites
Sites offering "free" online dating facilities (see our warnings)

Local dating
Sites offering dating by location - includes mainstream dating sites that allow search relative to your location as well as sites offering speed dating and events in major UK cities

Dating for single parents Does what it says on the tin - dating sites for lone parents

Dating by body type
BBW dating and sites for taller and shorter individuals

Casual/Adult/Married Dating
Sites offering flirting and/or members seeking casual sexual encounters.

Special interest dating
For singles with hobbies such as dancing, bikers, and even swingers

 

Ranking of Mainstream Online Dating Sites
Value, Design, and Service Membership Fees
Online Dating Sites Ratings Members Focus Special
Offers
Included for Free 1 month 6 month Subscribe/Review

Go to Match.com Review and Link
 
Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
4.6 million in the UK
20 million worldwide
General 6 months free after first 6 months* Basic profile and searches 22.80 65.25 Visit Match.com Site

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Dating Direct Review & Link
 
Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
5 Million General 'Find Love' money back guarantee* Profile, basic search, view 3/day 22.80 59.94 Visit Dating Direct Site

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DatetheUK Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
3.5 million General 25% off for women
6/12 months free after first 6 months
Profile, basic search & browsing Men 24.99

Women 19.99
Men 59.99

Women 44.99
Visit DatetheUK Site

Read Date the UK Review

You can Get Me Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
1 million General - Profile, basic searches 19.99 59.99 Visit You Can Get Me Site

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Parship Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Unknown General - serious relationship
compatibility matching
6 months free after first 6 months* Profile, personality test, view matches 35.00 84.00 Visit Parship Site

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eHarmony Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Unknown General compatibility matching   Profile, personality test, matching 34.95 143.40 Visit eHarmony UKl Site

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Love and Friends Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
130,000+ General, Friendships, Professionals 10-30% discount - for limited time Profile, basic search, limited messaging 16.95 - Visit LoveandFriends.com Site

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Planet Personals Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Thousands General - Profile, searches, matches, diary entries 14.50 45.00 Visit Planet Personals Site

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GirlsGoFree.com Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Thousands General/ casual - Profile, basic search 14.50 45.00 Visit Girls Go Free Site

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UK Dating Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Thousands General - Profile, basic search and browse 14.50 45.00 Visit UKDating.com website

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Go to UK Singles Connection Review
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
3 million General - Profile, searches, browsing 4.99 or 6.99 23.94 or 47.94 Visit UK Singles Connection website

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Read MakeFriendsOnline Review
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
500,000+ General Friendship - Profile
Search Quickmail
19.95 49.95 VisitMakeFriendsOnline Site

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Midsummer's Eve Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Unknown General - Everything with limited messaging! FREE/ 9.95 FREE/ 29.95 Visit Midsummer's Eve Site

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EasyFlirt Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
15 million worldwide since it started General Casual
Gay
- Everything with limited messaging! Men:
19.95 Women:
free
Men:
75.70 Women:
free
Visit EasyFlirt Site

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iSingles Review & Link
 
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
835,000 General, casual, marriage, travel - Profile, searches Info not available Info not available Visit iSingles Site

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Online Dating Sites Ratings Members Focus Special
Offers
Included for free 1 month 6 months Subscribe/Review

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Online Dating Table Definitions

Value Rating: (Value Rating) Includes prices for membership for 1 month and 6 months, for comparison and our assessment of what you actually get for your money. Please see site reviews for full range of membership plans for each site.

Design Rating: (Design Rating) Includes how well the website interface is designed and easy to use; there are some really aggravating online online dating sites out there.

Service Rating: (Service Rating) This is a measure of customer service, the range and number of member profiles, ease of use, and dating site extras like forums, blogs and advice pages.

Members: The estimated total number of members. Can be deceptive as many dating sites list all the members they have ever had since the site was created - many of which will be years old, and inactive. Not many sites tell you how many currently active members they have. Nonetheless, if a site has a couple of million members, chances are good that there will be a high number of profiles for you to search through.

Focus : lists what segment of the population the site is aimed at.

Special offers : Occasionally dating sites offer limited time membership deals and offer codes. These will be listed here and on the website review page.

Included for free : Most online dating sites allow you to register a profile, browse and do a basic search of the member profiles. Others will let you do a little more, such as limited messaging with other members before you have to pay for full membership.

Prices: In UK pounds for one month or for 6 months, for comparative purposes. Most sites offer a one month, 3 month and 6 month option. Others offer a one year package and a few offer sampler time periods such as a few days or a week - see website reviews for more details on a site's membership options.

 

 
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