For a long time I have been using online dating sites, on and off, to meet people and go on dates in London. Sometimes it’s been great fun! This is when you actually get to meet people and go out on dates! But it has also been frustrating at times. You think you’ve found a great site, you get your credit card out to join, only to find that most people are not even in your area.
I’m in London, so I want to meet London singles. I don’t want to go to Manchester for a date! Or Bristol. Or Glasgow! Neither do I have the inclination to visit Seattle, Chicago, Arkansas or the Philippines! (Thanks for the messages Burt, Tom, Sylvester and Taminso, you seem nice but 12,000 miles for a date which might even end after one drink is probably not worth the effort!).
Don’t get me wrong. Some of the big name sites in the dating industry are pretty good, but with worldwide memberships I sometimes feel like a very small fish indeed. A few months ago, having realised all this, I decided to search for specialist sites which catered specifically for people interested in online dating in London. I knew then that all the people I would encounter would be local and easy to meet if we liked each other after our initial emails.
I put this to the test and joined a few London online dating sites. Some weren’t very good, but a couple of them were, and I am sticking with these. The best for me have been some of the brilliant and fabulous smaller London dating sites. I have met loads of nice people from these types of sites and had some fabulous dates. If I’d known about it a year ago I wouldn’t have bothered with all the other established sites.
So if you are single and living or visiting London, I strongly recommend using a niche london online dating site. (Although whatever city you are in I would recommend you find a local dating site). You’ll meet more people and spend less time having to sift through people you are never going to meet. And certainly if you are in London and looking for dates then that’s lucky for you as most of the city specific sites are aimed at London singles, where there is no shortage of online dating singles for you to choose from and meet! Happy dating!