But for finding someone to share your tastes and interests with, Doing Something and Tastebuds both offer a different approach to online dating.
The internet has been connecting people all over the world for twenty-five years, and online dating is becoming more and more common.
If you’re looking to meet new people, have a whirlwind romance, or even find The One, but just haven’t managed to find them in your local boozer, it could be for you.
With over nine million people in the UK looking for love online in 2012 and nearly 1500 sites to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
From established sites like and e Harmony, to the new and unusual, like Tastebuds and Love Begins At, we’ve scoured the Internet to find the nine best dating sites to help you find love online. Click on the gallery to see the Indy Best buys If you’re new to the world of online dating and want to test the waters before you part with your cash, OKCupid is the place to start.
At all points, you choose whether you supply another member with further personal details.
As well as matching you with potential partners, it gives a real insight into how you behave in relationships, and what really makes relationships work. When using the site, members can only communicate through PARSHIP’s anonymous contact and messaging system.
Relationship Psychotherapist Paula Hall calls our test the best in the industry. Secondly, we carry out more profile checks than any other dating site in the UK.
Scouring the internet is undoubtedly the easiest and quickest way to bag yourself a date.
But with so many options out there, how do you choose the right site to find the long (or short)-term love you’re in search of? My Single Friend Dating profile: A gaggle of genuinely nice-sounding people mostly looking for ‘banter’ as well as The One. It’s not the biggest site out there, but there have been dozens of MSF weddings already…
USP: Friends write the daters’ profiles for them, so you get to hear all about your potential date from the people who love them most, plus your BFF can sell you so you don’t have to write a cringe-worthy profile about yourself. Guardian Soulmates Dating profile: Lefty creatives, mostly from Hackney. Anecdotal evidence provides that numerous couples and friends have met through the site.
URL: Putting a price on love: A minimum of £13.17 a month. Slim; chances of having sex are much higher, though. 98 per cent ‘freelance graphic illustrators’ aged under 40. USP: A generally highbrow gaggle of intelligent, liberal-minded folk.