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If you're new to online dating, trying to compare online dating sites can seem a little daunting. Take the time to explore the various dating sites below, comparing prices, features, expert dating reviews and customer reviews and join the best site for you.

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Match

In 2009 match.com Europe joined the meetic network, which is the largest operator of dating websites in Europe, and includes DatingDirect.com in the UK. Match.com and DatingDirect.com now share some site features and functionality and brings members of both sites together on one single database. They both cost the same so it doesn't matter which you join. View details

£29.99£59.9760%
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Dating Direct

Online since 1999, Dating Direct owned by Meetic, is one of the UK's largest dating website with more than 5 million members. Services include real-time one-to-one chats, simple compatibility tests that you can set yourself, strict site code of conduct and member review, and free registration. View details

£29.99£59.9780%
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Smart Dating Online

Part of the White Label Dating group, Smart Dating Online has one of Europe's largest internet dating membership bases. Along with quick and easy profile creation, a better set of features, and a cheaper price tag than many of the major online dating sites, it's definitely worth a go. View details

£19.95£39.3680%
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Make Friends Online

Established in 2001, and now with over 1 million users. Free to join and with all the standard features, plus free events for members. View details

£24.95£49.9560%
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eHarmony

eHarmony is the creation of an American clinical psychologist who suspected there may be a better way to find love than by leaving it all to chance. Years of research and development successfully identified the key dimensions of personality and attitudes that predicted both compatibility and also the potential for long-term relationship success. Some love it and some hate it; it's a bit like marmite. View details

£34.95£74.8560%
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Date the UK

Date the UK has a membership of around 3 million, and is free to join and search. The service offers postcode searching, live chat, online flirting, secure email services, photo personals, postcode searching, and matchmaking process. In addition, they offer 6 months free full site access if you don't find your other half during your 6 months membership. View details

£19.99£32.9780%
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Uniform Dating

Uniformdating.com's original aim was to match up lonely servicemen and women, police officers, nurses, and all other uniformed service people, but the site also now attracts loads of civilians keen on snagging themselves a sexy uniformed other half. View details

£19.99£34.9940%
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Dating For Parents

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£11.99£2440%
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Midsummers Eve

46,000 members take advantage of free online dating and friendship finding. Twice winner of Radio Twos Steve Rights website of the day, and ABIA (Association of British Introduction Agencies) accredited since 2004. View details

£5.95£9.9580%
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Friends Reunited Dating

Successful social networking site friendsreunited.co.uk have taken the logical sideways baby step slap bang into the world of online dating, and very popular it seems too. Funky looking site with a straightforward search facility which claims to be the friendliest online dating site on the web, though a few sites claim that, so someone must be telling porkies... View details

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Speed Dater Online

With a long history of UK match making under the name of Speed Dater, you've guessed it, this company made their name running speed dating and singles events. Now part of the Cupid Plc group of dating sites it operates very similarly to www.datetheuk.com, www.cupid.com and share's the same database, which is probably a good thing. View details

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Love Struck

Lets you search for singles based on the area in which they work. Available in the larger UK cities, this service allows you to message and meet up with other singletons on your lunch break or after work making the whole process quick and fun, and possibly removing some of the hassle. One of the most expensive sites out there. View details

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You Can Get Me

Currently boasting over 1 million photo profiles, this is a site for daters who are young at heart but older in years; and they're all are parents. Part of the Cupid Plc group of sites and is of the high quality you'd expect. View details

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Loopy Love

Currently 1.6 million members, Loopy Love is a popular UK dating site. Great functionality with all the usual features plus dating advice, celebrity gossip, then their own Lovebombs and The Love Wheel, which so far have eluded definition... View details

£24.99£44.9740%
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Friend Finder

With over 9 million members worldwide, FriendFinder intends to create a sense of community among its members from all around the world. They aim to help people have fun, meet people, and find love through searches, chat rooms, webcam chat, video messages, and member blogs. Free membership allows you to get a feel for the service without commitment. View details

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Times Online

The Times service aims to put like-minded members together to find friendship and romance in a safe, reputable environment. Free to join and with a comprehensive matching service, it's aimed at the more serious dater so no gimmicks, just does what it says on the tin. View details

£32£6280%
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Single Solution

In addition to online dating, Single Solution, in operation since 2002, offers speed dating, singles events as well as Hindu and Sikh dating parties to intelligent single men and women looking for a long-term relationships. Members tend to be graduates in professions like accounting, law, media and design, and many own their own businesses. With this site, you have the facility to contact other members through the online dating site for free after you've attended an event yourself which could come in handy View details

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Click and Flirt

Tens of thousands of like-minded adults looking for sex fun throughout the world. View details

£19.99£35.9760%
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Love and Friends

Often referred to in the media as 'internet dating for thinking people', there does seem to be some truth in this. The majority of the members are well-educated, successful professionals. As far as they're concerned, a 'thinking person' doesn't necessarily mean having a formal educational qualification, whether from university or the school of life, all are welcome here. View details

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