The 20 most useful dating websites

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As the internet plays an ever greater part in our social lives, with sites such as Facebook helping us to keep in touch with our friends, it’s inevitable that we also use it to help us run our love lives as well. Here is the pick of the best dating sites –

 

Online dating is now one of the most popular ways to meet a new partner with more than 1400 sites, catering for people from all walks of life and interests. So whether you’re mad about dogs, passionate about green issues or a connoisseur of fine wines you’re sure to find someone who shares your interests.

 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.co.uk

 

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 90,000 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 and best of all – it’s free to join.

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

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