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Which UK Dating site is right for you?

Which is the best UK dating site for you, that is the question that dating-experts is here to help answer. We rank all dating services according to how they serve different types of people in different regions. For example, if you are an older person living in Bolton, looking for a long term partner, we can deliver our recommendations of websites that serve your needs and your area most comprehensively. Below is our list of sites that have the best coverage over the whole of the UK. If you want a more personalized selection go to our home page where you can use the search tool to generate a list tailored to your specific needs.

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Product Summary: We’re excited to say it doesn’t take long to get to know smart, sexy, professional singles on Academic Singles. Despite a minor usability issue, Academic Singles, with their great set of features and match suggestions, will find you that perfect special someone. Hands... (read more)

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Product Summary: A service for those who want their personal lives to catch up with their professional success and believe in the power of algorithm based matching to deliver suitable partner recommendations, Elite Singles delivers high quality matching. Branded to be a self-selecting... (read more)

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Product Summary: Zoosk is one of the leading dating services in the UK. Its unique behavioural matching system makes it very easy to get to know new people on the site and to hook up. They have one of the largest and most active member databases in the business.

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Product Summary: eharmony is a well known brand and market leader in computer based matchmaking. It delivers a really quality service to its clients and is one of the most visually attractive sites on the internet.

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Product Summary: Parship is a personality focused matchmaking service for people looking for long term love. It offers one of the most thorough and effective personality matching services on the market.

One of the most important factors in deciding which UK dating site is right for you, is which sites have the most members in your local area. This is actually quite a difficult piece of information to find out and some dating sites really won’t let you know this until after you have subscribed to their service. Dating-experts does its best to de-mystify the dating industry and tries to give consumers and idea of which UK dating sites have good local coverage in different parts of the country.

At its simplest we do this just be averaging out total membership numbers across the UK and discovering which UK dating site has the highest chances of good membership numbers when divided across total population densities. However, we do also conduct a lot of investigative work, asking UK dating sites for local figures (often not forthcoming) and doing our own spot checks. Where we can see that many of our customers are from a certain region, we go to work registering and using the main UK dating sites as a user registered in that area. This gives us a one time (depending how often we update it) snapshot of how the service performs for a given area.

Discovering which UK dating site is right for different age and interest groups is actually a lot easier. The extent to which a service effectively meets the needs of specific types of people really depends on the way they brand their offer. Branding is a self-selecting mechanism. Nobody under 40 is going to register for a website that brands itself ‘second chance’ or ‘senior date’. Likewise, flirting apps do not attract a lot of use from pensioners (barring the odd old-timer trying his luck). However, there are layers of complexity within this that require some knowledge of the industry to unpick. For example, many sites these days have different brands all going back to the same database. So the same service may advertise itself as a senior and a youth website, when in reality they all end up in the same pot. This so called ‘white labelling’ is not necessarily bad for the consumer, but it can have detrimental effects in certain circumstances. For example, if a site brands itself Christian dating on one page and sex dating on another (an extreme example, but you get the point). The dating-experts team knows the industry backwards and as such, takes all this insider information into account when it delivers its ‘niche’ scores in the search engine that you can find on our home page.

Of course, in the end nothing replaces diligent research by the consumer themselves and we highly recommend that everybody thinking of using a particular site, or especially before they pay for a subscription, does a search for the brand name on google. You should be able to find some customer reviews out there that will give you a clue as to the websites integrity.

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