Dating Sites… There are now SO many. From a simple hook up to finding ‘the one’, now more than half of us are logging on, and meeting plenty of frogs… and the odd Prince along the way. But which one is right for you? There are literally hundreds out there, so to make things a little simpler, we’ve chosen our pick of the best sites, including some free ones… And believe us, there’s a site out there for everyone!
If You’re Looking For The One…
Why? Picking the wrong guys? Let science step in. PARSHIP has a compatibility test that is said to be the best in the business – it analyzes 32 personality traits and is based on an algorithm of 136 rules. Yep, it sounds complicated but it’s actually really easy to join – simply do the test and let the clever clogs get to work at finding you the person of your dreams.
Who Is On There? They say their site is ‘specifically for people who want to form a lasting, honest and sincere relationship.’ Meaning, hopefully no time wasters! They also add the majority of their members are aged between 28 and 55.
Cost? Free to register, and then a minimum of £14.90 a month
If You’re New To Online Dating…
Why? It’s one of the biggest – and most famous – dating sites out there, which means you have access to a large database of single people… all for free! However, as there’s so many people out there you can get the odd, er, dodgy, comment.
Who Is On There? 50,000 new singles a day join Plenty Of Fish and it’s pretty much worldwide, so it’s a huge mix of characters.
If You’re A Bit Shy…
Why? Let your mate be cupid! If you hate the idea of bigging yourself up online, then this is the dating site for you. Every member on the site is put forward and described by a friend eliminating the cringe factor of so many online dating site profiles.
Who Is On There? Lots of friendly people. There’s groups of friends are linked together, making it one of the most community driven sites out there.
Cost? Free to create a profile and test the water, and members can be viewed before you join up. After that it’s from £13 a month.
If You Love Trying New Things…
Why? If you’re sick of the same old dates then this site allows you to meet someone – and try something totally new. It allows you to pick the person you date, based on what they’re suggesting you do together. And the more fun and unique the idea the better! And, at the end of the day, it’s basically about finding a person who loves doing the same things you do!
Who Is On There? At the moment the site is just for Londoners, so the majority of people on there are based in the big city.
Cost? Try and register for free, but once you fancy doing something additional charges apply
If You’re Looking For Someone Specific…
Why? Like Plenty Of Fish this dating site is completely free. However, once you’ve signed up there are loads of different ‘niche’ dating sites, which target those looking for someone specific. These include parents, divorcees, specific religions and many more.
Who Is On There? The main dating site is a large mix of people, who are usually quite new to online dating, but more committed people, determined to find the one, on the niche sites.
Cost? It’s free to join Free and Single (obviously!) but there’s a fee if you want to join one of their niche dating sites.
If You Hate Small Talk
Why? Instead of spending hours chatting online, this dating site aims to take you offline and into the real world and see if you click there. Simply ask someone out, they reply and you finalise the date.
Who Is On There? Those who don’t want to waste time with endless back and forth emails, only to discover you there’s no chemistry in person. It’s also just London based for now.
Cost? Free to join with additional charges later
If You Don’t Want To Spend Ages On A Profile
Why? It takes just 30 seconds to sign up! Ideal for those who hate filling in endless questions abut themselves.
Who Is On There? It’s the UK’s free dating site, with 300,000 people joining each day.
If You Love The Country
Why? Hope you’ve got a pair of wellington boots at the ready for dating site Muddy Matches, a unique site that pairs country singletons with like-minded outdoor dating singles.
Who Is On There? People who love the country, doh! Seriously the criteria is pretty relaxed and the site uses a Muddy-Townie ratio to match potential dates accordingly. So, someone who lives and breathes country air and despises all things urban would have a ratio of 100:0, but someone who lives in the city but loves to don their Hunters at the weekend might be lower.