The Best Dating Sites

Match.com

Match.com claims its site has led to more dates, marriages and relationships than any other. With millions of members, its large user base should mean there is someone for everyone, although you may have to trawl through a LOT of profiles to find them!

www.match.com

My Single Friend 


The place for those well-meaning types who can’t believe their best friend is single. They push your qualities so you don’t have to.

www.mysinglefriend.com

Eharmony

Taking a scientific approach to love – eHarmony matches singles based on key dimensions of compatibility proven to be the foundation for a long-term relationship, like character, intellect and values.

www.eharmony.co.uk

Friend Finder

Webcam chats, an online magazine and plenty of Good Housekeeping-style tips and advice.


www.friendfinder.com

JDate 


The net’s biggest Jewish dating service, with often hilariously self-deprecating personal descriptions.

www.jdate.com

Gay.com

Probably with the broadest reach of the hundreds of lesbian and gay sites on the net, plus news, features, travel tips, fashion and gossip.

www.gay.com

Christian Connection

Launched in September 2000, Christian Connection is the largest, and longest established subscriber based UK Christian dating site.

www.christianconnection.com

Muddy Matches

If you’re partial to the country life – then this rural Online Dating Site for Single Farmers, Rural Singles, Equestrian Singles and Country Friends could be the place for you.

www.muddymatches.co.uk

Zoosk

The romantic social network that found its feet through Facebook, it helps people create and share their romantic journeys, with a multitude of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month.

www.zoosk.com


Telegraph Dating

With over 140,000 members – it’s THE place for people aged 40+ to meet. It’s easy to use with a sophisticated system that matches you and your partner on a multitude of likes and interests. Join today and get a free seven day subscription.

www.telegraph.co.uk/dating

Lovestruck.com

Fancy a date in your lunch hour? If you’re in London you can search for members by tube station.

www.lovestruck.com

Parship 


Dating with a scientific approach – finding “the perfect match” through online psychometric testing.

www.parship.co.uk

Shaadi.com

Claiming to be the world’s largest online matrimonial site – it was founded with one simple objective – to provide a superior matchmaking experience to Indians all over the world.

www.shaadi.com

Saga Connections

Because dating’s not just for the youngsters….The over 50s are one of the fastest groups of online daters these days…

www.sagaconnections.co.uk

Dating Vegetarian

If you are looking for a kindred soul that just so happens to also be a veggie lover, this site is worth a nibble.

www.datingvegetarian.co.uk

Dating Direct

Newly merged with Meetic, the giant of the dating scene, giving access to nearly 20 million users across Europe and with plenty of high-tech ways to find them.

www.datingdirect.com

Flirtbox

Simple, straightforward and free UK personals site – hugely popular.

www.flirtbox.co.uk

Love Arts

Matching singles who love the arts.

www.lovearts.com

Dating For Parents

Where you don’t have to worry about mentioning the little nippers.

www.datingforparents.com

Green Singles

Personals for those in the environmental, vegetarian and animal-rights communities and people who value the outdoor life.

www.greensingles.com

OkCupid

OkCupid is one of the biggest and most popular dating sites out there. It’s famous for matching potential soulmates through a gigantic list of questions, designed to increase compatibility.

www.okcupid.com

Bumble

Bumble works on a similar basis to Tinder. It’s free, easy to set up and simple to use, and a right swipe indicates a like. A key difference, however, is that women have to begin the conversation, thus avoiding the countless cringey messages of Tinder. There’s also a 24-hour time limit to start chatting, so if you find your soulmate you’d better move quickly.

www.bumble.com

Happn

If you’ve crossed paths with another user, they’ll show up at the top of your Happn page, and it’ll tell you how many times too. This inevitably means half your work colleagues will show up, but it also ensures you meet people with similar interests or living nearby.

www.happn.com

Tastebuds

For those who consider music the key to someone’s heart. Tastebuds calculates suitability between its users based on musical taste. You can even listen to a clip of someone’s favourite song while scrolling through their profile. It’s also useful if you’re looking for a gig buddy.

www.tastebuds.fm

Tinder

One of the most popular dating apps out there. It’s free, unless you opt for in-app purchases, incredibly easy-to-use, and has a wide enough membership to never run out of potential matches. A website version of the app is also launching soon.

www.gotinder.com