Dating Direct: UK Dating Site Review

December 21, 2007 – 5:10 pm

Since the early days of internet matchmaking, Dating Direct has been right up there as one of the UK and Europe’s top websites with a vast membership base and a strong reputation.

At the start of 2007 the site was taken over by one of its main rivals Meetic, and now they’ve joined forces to create a mega-site with more than several million members.

The merger has made Dating Direct even more appealing for singles looking to meet British girls and guys online.

The list of new and/or improved features is pretty impressive but the beauty of Dating Direct still lies in its simplicity.

The technology that powers the site’s many bells and whistles never gets in the way of the key goal of the members – namely to find and communicate with other singles in the UK and around the world as easily and enjoyably as possible.

There isn’t one feature on Dating Direct that stands out as unique, but the sum of the parts is very impressive indeed.

  • Messaging: The My Emails section is a really easy to use messaging system with an added touch of allowing you to see whether the messages you have sent were read by the recipient.
  • Favorites: If you see someone you really like the look of but haven’t got time to write them an email you can simply add them to your favorites list and come back to their profile any time you like.
  • Live chat: It’s always good to talk, and the more you do the more you find out about a potential partner. But you don’t always want to get straight on the phone to them, which is where the brilliant live chat feature comes in so handy on Dating Direct.
  • Advanced search: When you know what you’re looking for it’s always much easier to find it. Advanced search lets you narrow down dozens of specifics about your perfect match and shows you the photos and profiles of the best members for you.

If you’re serious about meeting British women or men for dating then Dating Direct is a must-join personals site.

It’s got a wide membership and is growing fast so there are always fresh profiles to browse. Some say dating is a numbers game, and if that’s true then one of your first stops for UK singles should be