The Best Dating Websites in the UK

There are literally thousands of websites online suggesting that you can join up and find a perfect partnership but which one should you choose. Our team of singletons has visited them all and rated them according to how easy they are to use, how much they cost to join and the chances of success. Here are are top 10 for the UK.

Match.com

We rate match.com at the number one spot. Not only is it the most well known but it's the largest site in the UK. If you join today you can also get three days free of their paid membership option so you can actually use all the features today at no cost to yourself. Our review has more information on this exclusive offer.

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be2 dating

One of the specialist dating websites is be2 - this is a global sensation and caters for individuals over the age of 30 - perhaps for many of us this is a great step forward as most of these people will have more commitment to the dating scene than more younger single people. Be2 have a great three day trial to get to know the site.

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girls date for free

This wonderful site allows all females to register online for free. It's only the guys that need to join as a subscription which is unique. Girls Date for Free gets thousands of searches per day so it's a very well known site. We rank it highly and have had no negative feedback at all. People love this site!

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Friends Reunited Dating

After the huge success of the orignal school friends social networking site friends united have branched off into the dating scene. It looks and feels similar to the original site and is highly rated. We like the way this site works and it's one of the most popular in the UK so is worth a look.

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cupid.com

Everyone knows that cupid is the cute little fellow with an arrow to find perfect matches and this site that's named okcupid around the world is a major force in the UK now. You can set up your account for free and search through profiles before committing yourself to their membership packages.

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dating direct

When online dating began dating direct was one of the first sites available. There are free trials to get you started and they have many millions of members. It's easy to use and has some features others don't yet have such as video chat which is great for seeing people before you meet them.

parship dating Parship is not so well known but makes it into our top 10 because they have a free compatibility matching process. This asks you questions about you and who you want to meet and their computer program matches for you. This saves you time and the people they suggest you get in touch with are matched to your profile.
flirt logo

More of an experience than dating the flirt site is all about creating provocative friendships which may lead to something else. The tone of the site and meeting people is different and if you're into casual relationships for fun then this is the site for you. It costs nothing to sign up and create a profile.

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my single friend

A slightly new twist is the my single friend site which allows your friends to create a profile on your behalf. This allows your friends to write nice things about you that say why others might want to meet with you. It's the brainchild of TV property developer Sarah Beeny and might be a great way to start your online experience.

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eharmony uk

Eharmony in the UK might be the direction all online dating websites might take in the future. Unlike other sites you start creating your profile by answering 100s of questions about who you are and what you like. Then you move onto creating a profile about who you want to meet. At the end the eharmony matching system provides matches. Although you won't receive that many those you do will likely be a good match for you.

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plenty of fish

In at number 11 (OK we said top 10 but this site deserves a mention) is plenty of fish. POF.com is a completely free site and is massive with over 30,000 people from around the world joining each and every day. This allows you to cast your net wide but may overwhelm your overall experience. But as it's free it's worth having a look.

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Additionally we have a review of times encounters dating from the Times group of newspapers.