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We have awarded Dating Direct our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 18 UK Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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“Sometimes to get what you want you have to be direct” is the mantra of datingdirect.com, one of the UK’s largest and most effective dating websites.
With over 5 million UK members datingdirect.com has someone for everyone. It can be a bit daunting at first, a basic search will pull up hundreds or potentially thousand of potential dates, but thankfully the search filters on datingdirect.com allow you to refine your search and to cut out people who you know you’re not likely to be compatible with. This is helped further by a questionnaire service which allows you to select the sorts of attributes and qualities your ideal date would have and then to add those attributes to your search. You can easily alter things such as “distance from my location” and age range with a sliding scale on the side bar, which makes searching a lot less frustrating because you don’t have to keep going back to the search page and filling in every option again and again.
Datingdirect.com’s features are fairly standard in the internet dating world, though each of them is well done. A few options though (searching by members who share your birthday, for example) seem tacked on or unnecessary at times, but these are easily ignored. It might have been nice to see a few more features such as webcam chats as this can add an extra dimension to getting to know members before meeting them in person, but if you’re not really interested in a “face to face” before actually meeting in the flesh then this isn’t an issue.
Datingdirect.com suggests 6 members to you each day, which is both helpful and unobtrusive. Some dating websites will send you daily email updates with potential matches, which can become quite tiresome after a short time and will clog up your inbox. Instead the 6 recommended members are just shown on a tab on datingdirect.com and it’s up to you whether or not you view them. You are shown their picture and brief profile details, then simply click whether you’re interested in them,maybe interest or not interested at all. Datingdirect.com then crosses your answers with theirs and tells you whether you are both interested. It is also worth noting that these profiles are not just randomly selected (you won’t be inundated with members from far away or with no similarities to yourself if you don’t want to be) so this function is certainly not a waste of time.
Datingdirect.com merged with meetic.com and match.com back in 2009 and so it’s very much the same system, though performing the same searches do give you different profile matches. It’s worth performing a search with a free profile to ascertain if there are particular members on a particular site which would encourage you to use one over the other, though registering with any of these sites will automatically allow you to use all of them. That makes datingdirect.com great value for money!
Datingdirect.com is a comprehensive internet dating website which allows you to search a vast number of profiles based on your particular needs. Despite a slight lack of unique features, the ones it does have are more than capable of finding you suitable dates and potentially introducing you to people who you may well know for the rest of your life.
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