Top UK Dating Sites

 

Here are the UK’s most popular online dating websites. All of these are free to register with and take a look around. If you are undecided you may want to register with 2-3 of these sites to see which one suits you best.

 

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Match UK Match.com is the BIGGEST online dating site in the UK. It is very popular with all age groups and caters for people looking for both casual and serious relationships.

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Match Affinity UK Match Affinity is owned by Match.com and is aimed at people looking for a long lasting relationship. You’ll be matched with potential partners after completing a personality questionnaire.

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Dating Direct UK Dating Direct is one of the UK’s original online dating sites and is very popular with over 5 million members in the UK. The extensive search features allow you to really narrow down your choice.

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EHarmony UK EHarmony is an export from the USA and is responsible for over 5% of marriages stateside. The UK site has close to one million members and is most popular with 30-55 year olds seeking a serious relationship.

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Friends Reunited Dating Friends Reunited is the third biggest dating site in the UK and has over a million members in the UK.

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be2 UK be2 is most suited to over 35s and it combines a short personality test with an indepth profile. The site is very popular with 30 million people worldwide having taken the personality test.

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How to Choose an Online Dating Site

If you are new to online dating, it is easy to become bamboozled with the sheer quantity of dating websites available to you! The first thing you need to do is decide on the type of relationship that you are looking for.

If you are unsure it is best to join a general dating site. These sites have a large member base and cater to people looking for all types of relationship. With these sites you can just go with the flow and see what happens. UK dating sites that cater to all types of dating and have large membership bases include:

If you know that you are looking for a serious long term relationship or perhaps even marriage you may want to join one of the sites that use a personality quiz to match you to someone that shares the same values, interests and outlook to you. Sites that are best for this type of relationship are:

If you are over 50 and looking for a more mature dating experience there are sites that cater specifically for people of your age group.

If you are in that age group, you don’t need to feel that you have to join a dating site for over fifties. All the other sites cater for a wide range of age groups as well.

All the dating sites in the UK allow you to register for free. So if you have time it is good to sign up for two or three dating sites initially using the free option. You can then explore each site, take a look at your potential matches, see how many people on the dating site are close to your local area and check out the pricing for memberships. Take your time and only take out a membership once you are sure that the dating site is right for you.

For the majority of us, it takes time to meet the right person on a dating site. So don’t expect to meet the perfect partner within the first week or two. It will most likely take a few dud dates until you find that perfect somebody.

Be careful not to give away any personal information on a dating site such as your address, telephone number, place of work or email address. All the dating sites on this page have safety features in place to allow you to communicate with people without revealing any private information. Make sure you get to know someone online before you give them your number or arrange to meet them and always make your first date in a public place.

Above all, don’t take online dating too seriously. Try to relax, have fun and be yourself. It is much easier to find someone that is right for you when you are not putting pressure on yourself.