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Top 10 Dating Sites

This top ten of dating web sites is an independent review. Our assessment as to which we think are the top 10 dating sites takes into account more than just visitor statistics or which site claims to generate the most marriages. We have included some interesting stats but the ordering is also based upon the design, usability and pricing of each web site.

We have also devled under the bonnet of each site to highlight the key features for you and any strengths and weaknesses you may wish to know about before signing up.  Note – displayed pricing and statistics are correct at time of publishing.

Web Site Is it any good? | Key Features Pricing Users & Statistics
With match you will always run into somebody local to you as they have so many members.
  • Free Sign-up and initial member searches.
  • Some of the highest volumes of members.
  • Simple easy to use web interface.
  • Send your first message free to your match..
  • Smart-phone App.
  • Instant Messaging.
  • Credit/Debit/Paypal(anonymous)
  • Monthly – £29.99pm
  • Quartetly – £19.99pm
  • Bi-Annual – £12.99pm

 

  • All ages & groupings
  • Alexa Global Rank 347
  • Alexa UK Rank 418
  • Google PR 8/10
In depth questionnaire/profiling and match-making system.
  • A fairly lengthy questionnaire must be completed to complete free sign-up and generate the initial matches.
  • A credible compatibility system.
  • An easy to use clean looking web site.
  • Good customer support/help.
  • App available.
  • Credit/Debit or Pay over the phone.
  • Monthly – No Option
  • Quartetly – £29.90pm
  • Bi-Annual – £19.90pm
  • Annually – £12.90

 

  • All ages & groupings.
  • Alexa Global Rank 38262
  • Alexa UK Rank 1680
  • Google PR 6/10
Zoosk
3. Zoosk.com
Zoosk is growing fast and does things its own way with quirky features. Can be costly..
  • Free Sign-up and initial member searches.
  • Pitched as ‘the romantic social network
  • Popular large member base.
  • Smart-phone App.
  • Chat and Instant Message.
  • Credit/Debit/Paypal/SMS pay/BankTrans
  • Beware of the ‘Coins’ promotional system – buying coins gets you seen more but can add up alot.
  • Monthly – £18.95pm
  • Quartetly – £13.32pm
  • Bi-Annual – £9.99pm

 

  • All ages & groupings – BUT Lends itself to a ‘younger’ audience.
  • Alexa Global Rank 2065
  • Alexa UK Rank 83
  • Google PR 5/10
The largest completely FREE online dating web site.
  • Very clean design and easy to use.
  • Network with people you already know.
  • Good free services but you can soon spend comparable amounts to other dating sites by purchasing credits….
    • Purchase Credits to use more site features…eg. 100 credits to send a gift. Increase your visibility etc…
  • Chat Facility
  • Credit/Debit, Paypal, SMS Pay.
  • FREE basic subscription
  • 100 Credits – £1.50pm
  • 500 Credits – £7.49pm
  • 1200 Credits – £14.99
  • 2700 Credits -£29.99

 

  • All ages & groupings
  • Alexa Global Rank 114
  • Alexa UK Rank 258
  • Google PR6/10
POF
5. POF.com
The largest completely FREE online dating web site.
  • Millions of UK members.
  • Detailed profiles and image upload.
  • Chat facility.
  • Smart App available.
  • Some annoying advertising banners etc..
  • Payable upgrade options.
    • Removes adverts.
    • access to match making technology.
    • Show up first in ‘meet me’ and searches.
  • Smart App available.
  • FREE basic subscription
  • NO MONTHLY UPGRADE OPTION.
  • Quarterly – £11.80pm
  • Bi-Annual – £8.50pm
  • Annual – £6.78pm

 

  • All ages & groupings
  • Alexa Global Rank 309
  • Alexa UK Rank 83
  • Google PR6/10
EHarmony
6. EHarmony.co.uk
Sophisticated match making and user profiling system.
  • Millions of UK members.
  • Free Sign-up and review your matches.
    • Great patience required whilst creating your profile…a little long-winded perhaps.
  • Patented match-making system.
    • If they cant match you to somebody you wont get a membership.
  • Email messaging and ice-breakers.
  • Credit/Debit/SMS pay
  • Monthly – £34.99pm
  • Quartetly – £24.95pm
  • Bi-Annual – £14.95pm

 

  • All ages & groupings
  • Alexa Global Rank 25186
  • Alexa UK Rank 796
  • Google PR5/10
Find Speed Dating events near you OR use the online dating features.
  • Send SMS feature.
  • Video Chat
  • User voting for popularity/fancy-ability.
  • Large User database.
  • Credit/Debit/Paypal/SMS Pay
  • Monthly – £34.99pm
  • Quartetly – £12.99pm
  • Bi-Annual – £9.99pm
  • Annual – £7.99
  • 1 Week Tryout – £6.50 
  • All ages & groupings
  • Alexa Global Rank 344005
  • Alexa UK Rank 19575
  • Google PR5/10
8. Parship.co.uk
A sophisticated look at feel with an intelligent compatibility system.
  • Extensive questionnaire upon sign-up.
  • Matches based on Personality, habits & interests.
  • A real need to pay for ‘premium’ as pictures can not be viewed otherwise.
  • One of the most detailed user profiles page allows people to learn alot about eachother before contacting.
  • Ice-breaker, winks, messaging.
  • 24/7 Email Support.
  • Credit/Paypal/ClickNBuy
  • Monthly – No Option
  • Quartetly – £29.90pm
  • Bi-Annual – £19.90pm
  • Annual – £14.90pm

 

  • All ages & groupings
  • Alexa Global Rank +1m
  • Google PR 7/10
Our wildcard for the wild …A surprisingly huge Adult Site.
  • Focussed Adult only flings and dating.
  • Very much cutting to the chase for casual encounters.
  • Free Sign-up and search.
  • Smart-phone/mobile optimised browsing.
  • Video profiles – take a good look!
  • Chat and Instant Message.
  • Mobile Alerts.
  • Large volumes onine.
  • Ice-breakers.
  • Nicely laid out and intuitive web site.
  • Credit/Debit/SMS pay
  • Monthly – £19.95pm
  • Quartetly – £13.32pm
  • Bi-Annual – £10.83pm

 

  • Adult 18+ only
  • Alexa Global Rank +1m
  • Google PR 2/10
10. MySingleFriend.com
Endorsed by Sarah Beeny. Employs the gimic of your friends recomending you as single and describing you.
  • Your freinds recommendation of you is published on your public profile, to which you can publish your response.
  • Not as features rich as some dating sites.
  • Good design and a nice break from the norm.
  • Subscribe to access send & recieve mail.
  • Credit/Debit/
  • Monthly – £22.00pm
  • Quartetly – £44.00
  • Bi-Annual – £66.00

 

  • All ages & groupings
  • Alexa Global Rank 84919
  • Alexa UK Rank 2895
  • Google PR 5/10