eHarmony launched in the UK in 2008, having had huge success in the U.S.A. Their first few years here have produced phenomenal results. They have done lots of relationship research, so their compatibility system is amazingly successful at matching people... This translates into a matchmaking dating site that really works, producing long term relationships time and time again.
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OK, eHarmony is responsible for a massive 5% of ALL new marriages in the USA! Incredible. We think that based on their success rate, their superb matching system plus their excellent website, eHarmony tops the dating site charts! After almost 5 years of watching people leave this dating agency as couples, we've decided to give them our highest rating yet... Pair this up with match.com for the ultimate dating double whammy.
THIS IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST UK DATING SITE FOR 2013!
Aimed at singles aged 35+, Be2 is a very well respected international dating site with over 20 million members! There is a large UK membership, who tend to be more serious daters with higher incomes. Apparently, more than 40% of all paying members begin new and lasting relationships thanks to Be2. Impressive. The really great thing is, they do an introductory 1 month membership for only £5! NOTE: It's a month trial, but if you want to cancel, you have to do it within 7 days of the end of the trial (so you get 3 weeks to decide - good deal!)
We rate this site very highly. It is a truly professional dating service; with so many homemade agencies cropping up these days, we feel reassured using this site. The £5 membership is clearly the way to go to connect with other singles aged 35+ who are intent on longer term relationships - you get to try a decent dating site for next to nothing, so it's a clear winner. Great value for money.
match.com boasts an average of 80 marriages a day IN THE UK ALONE! This is an impressive figure, and with 25 million members worldwide, they are the biggest dating site in the world. This means more UK singles than you'll ever have time to meet! match.com is one of the original and best dating sites, a traditional dating site where you search/browse for singles.
Start here! One of the original dating sites for finding long term relationships, and now a household name. This is the dating site that sets the bar for all the others, consistently providing a quality online dating experience. Join this dating site to find serious, long term relationships and a HUGE choice of UK singles; we recommend this site alongside eHarmony to cover both types of dating site (traditional and matchmaking).
A bargain for the ladies and lots of fun for the blokes! Men and women registered with GirlsDateForFree.com get the opportunity to look for potential partners based on their online dating goals. Some singles are seeking love and marriage, others flirt and aim for less serious communication - the site claims to cater for all, but it gets more women members because it is free for them.
If you are a single male, this dating site is worth signing up for simply because on this dating site there are lots of women members for every man! The choice alone is worth a free sign up. Because it is free for girls, there is less choice of men than on the other sites above, and of course the men get to take their pick, but girls, if you like the chase...
This is the UK's largest dating service, with literally millions of UK members and growing every day. You can do a few local searches before you sign up. With Dating Direct you primarily get choice - a huge choice! It trumps all other UK dating sites when it comes to the sheer size of its membership.
We like the choice factor, and there is someone for everyone here - broad appeal with all kinds of dating experiences on offer! The site is easy to use, with lots of features. This is a classic dating site which rises to the top because of its vast membership - sign up and see if there's anyone local you fancy!
match affinity is a matchmaking dating site, a compatibility type UK dating site that sends you matches according to the clever personality quiz you complete at registration. Sister site to match.com, one of the original and best dating sites. They also offer videos and articles written by psychologists to help prepare for dates as well as phone coaching for those with first date nerves or seeking dating advice - we think this is a first.
Hard to argue with the success and quality of match.com You can guarantee that this service is well managed and smooth, and is enjoying a huge take-up in the UK. As with all the serious dating sites, they are more targeted in tone etc. towards singles aged 30+. This means a quality site without gimmicks like webcams and chat. Pair this up with match.com, the best 'search and browse' dating site, and you get the best of both approaches.
Cupid.com is a little different, and we are featuring it this month because it uses an interesting approach to dating, compared to the sites above. Instead of being focused on matching you with like-minded people, they match you with people in your area. A simple difference, but quite useful really!
This site is clean and simple, and we think it is well suited to people who want to meet and go out with local singles. If you want serious relationship potential, stick with eHarmony, but for local singles, give this dating site a try and see who's nearby.
Swoon is a new dating site but already has over 1.6 million members registered, mostly aged 30 to 55. It has a slightly different angle, claiming to help you discover more about yourself so that you recognise more of what you want in someone else. It does this with a fairly comprehensive questionnaire.
Swoon lets you browse, like a traditional dating site, and then it sends you compatible matches by email, so it tries a little bit of matchmaking too. We like the design and useability fo the site, and recommend a trial to see what matches they send you. We think it is run by the Friends Reunited people - that's got to be good.
Friends Reunited Dating calls itself the friendliest dating site in the UK. They have over 800,000 genuine daters looking for love in a 'trusted, comfortable and friendly environment'. They want to make clear that their dating site is about meeting NEW friends for romance rather than pairing up with old schoolfriends.
It's true, the Friends Reunited brand is trusted and familiar, which makes this dating site feel safe. Because of this, we feel it's ideal for friendship leading to romantic relationship. You can register, and then do a search for free, so it's worth signing up for that.
If you're interested in an independent dating site, Midsummer's Eve is worth trying. Genuinely free site, so you can message 300,000+ members without paying a fee! You can still pay for an upgrade, but this isn't necessary to enjoy the benefits of this friendly, down-to-earth dating site.
Excellent site! Not over-commercial - run by real people, not computers in America somewhere, and been going for 12 years. Good community features. Although small, it's better than a lot of the expensive sites, and of course you really have nothing to lose by signing up...
Our dating sites review offers independent dating site reviews to guide people to the best dating sites in the UK. If you would like us to feature your UK dating site in our table, please contact us. We feature dating sites for people who are serious about finding relationship,rather than people looking for a fling. A lot of our featured sites are aiming to cater for professionals and over 30s. If you think your site fits that profile, we'd love to hear from you!