340,000 conversations start every month on Match****
1.6M people have already met their partner on Match*
Almost 1 in 5 brits knows a Match couple*****
Our members are looking for their very own love story and we do everything to help them achieve it.
Check out our detailed profiles
On Match, dating profiles are very detailed. You can find matches using the criteria search or just browse through the array of members’ profiles.
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You can count on Lara, your virtual coach, for everything you need: dating advice, personalised selections, tips to improve your profile, and icebreakers for your first messages.
Bye bye routine, hello surprise.
Come and meet singles near you at one of our vibrant and informal Match nights.
There’s more to Match than just Match. Register with us, create your perfect online dating profile – and we’ll make sure it’s visible to users of our different UK brand name sites using the same platform. That means more people get to see your profile, and you get more chance to meet someone interesting!
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We want Match to be a fun, safe online dating site where you can meet serious, committed singles ready for a real relationship. The safety of our clients is our top priority, and we work hard to keep our site safe. We moderate every single profile on our site, and your personal data is always protected.
Plus if you ever feel uncomfortable about a profile or a message you receive you can always block or report a member to our moderators. They’ll be happy to help. We also have lots of tips about making sure you stay safe while you’re using our site and when you decide it’s time to meet in real life. Just take a look in our help centre.
With Match, you’re in charge. You can visit singles’ profiles without alerting them, or set your preferences so you can only be contacted by singles who match your search criteria. The choice is yours!
Choose “Incognito Mode”
Incognito mode is your online dating superpower. It lets you view other people’s profiles discreetly – they won’t know you’ve visited – and ensures you only appear to people you know you’re interested in. Which means less hassle – and more chance of finding a date!
Opt for “Zen Mode”
Zen mode is great when you need a little peace and quiet. Activate it and only people who match your criteria will be able to contact you – so you know they’re worth a look.
Talk about yourself. The secret? Be natural, honest and spontaneous. A few lines are enough to make an impression.
Why not add a bit of humour, too?
Be precise: the more search criteria you complete, the greater your chances are of being contacted by singles who share the same interests as you.
Share your photos. Create an album that reflects your personality.
Meet the person who’s right for you thanks to our detailed search.
Discover our personalised selection of detailed dating profiles.
Come and meet other singles at our Match evenings and activities.
Don’t know how to kick start the conversation?
Tell them about the little details that attracted you to their online dating profile or discuss your shared interests.
Or be creative and share a music link, or a GIF!
Read our advice articles to make your profile as attractive as possible and find tips on how to break the ice.
Make space in your diary! Come to our singles nights and events for your age group in your area.
Meet singles through a shared interest at one of our many activities or over a drink at one of our free drinks events.
Don’t want to come on your own? Ask your friends to come too!
What are you waiting for?
Book your place at an upcoming singles event in the UK.
Here are just a few of them: real-life single men and women who were ready to start a relationship and trusted Match to help them find it. Maybe the next success story we can tell will be yours!
Download the Match online dating app and you’re always ready to check out profiles near you, and chat with real, committed singles ready for a real relationship. Free for iOS and Android, it puts all the power of Match in the palm of your hand for a faster, smoother online dating experience.
Online dating may have led to an increase in casual dating and hook-up culture.
But people looking to meet singles on Match have chosen our service because they’re ready to start a real story. So how do you make sure someone you meet online understands you’re serious, and how do you establish those expectations?
The secret isn’t really a secret, and it’s something you’ve almost certainly been told before. The key is to be yourself, be kind and be calm. And it all starts with writing your profile.
Discover mature dating on Match and browse senior singles on our website.
Think about the sort of person you would like to share a long-term relationship with.
Looks matter, for sure. But the chances are you would choose someone who is genuine, considerate, interested in you and who makes you laugh. There’s nothing wrong with that: it’s the most human thing of all: we want to be with people who make us happy.
When you write your online dating profile, make sure you’re the sort of person you would want to be with. Try to resist the temptation to talk just about yourself: make it clear you’re interested in other people too. What would you like to do together with your date? What do you enjoy in people? Show that you are someone who is great company, not just someone who expects people want to be with them.
When you’re talking to your date, either online or, eventually, in real life, don’t be afraid to listen more than you talk.
Be interested in what your date is telling you about themselves. Ask questions, smile and laugh. Focus on the interests and experiences you share, and don’t get hung up on the negatives. Because if you seem like someone who people want to be with, they’ll want to be with you.
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Wherever you are, there are people waiting to meet you! Still not convinced?
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Dates in London: Are you single and living in London? Register free for Match and browse thousands of profiles of other single Londoners. Arrange dates in the capital at our singles events.London Dating
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Don’t be afraid of words! All the new casual dating sites that have appeared recently have transformed the game of seduction into something like a video game.
The result? Many singles have given up dating altogether as it is just too exhausting! However, many singles are looking for serious, deeper and more authentic encounters and a long-term relationship.
The key to this new demand for authenticity is through words. Yes, even in the instant world of online dating, words are what really count.
Let’s start with the words you use to describe yourself. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but our singles consistently tell us that a profile description matters more to them than a photo***.
It’s important, especially on a serious dating site, that you take the time to make your written presentation as good as it can be, and reveal your true self honestly and carefully.
And words can break the ice! It can be hard to introduce yourself to a single you find interesting; it is always difficult to find the right way to approach them and find THE message that will attract their attention. Anyone can write ‘hello’, but is it going to make you stand out from the crowd during your encounters? In dating first impressions count, and the first words you exchange online can make all the difference.
Finally, words say a lot during a first date in real life.
Looks really aren’t everything, and when you’re finally face-to-face in front of a person, you can’t hide behind your screen any more! But rest assured, people generally prefer good humour to good looks on a first date, and they want someone with whom they can share an interesting conversation. The most important thing is to be yourself and stay as natural as possible.
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