Update: DatingDirect.com has merged with match.com in the UK, they are now identical and share the same features and members. Read the match.com review to find out more, the below review is now invalid.
Are you fed-up with being single? Would you like to start sharing your bed with someone other than your cat or dog? Then you need to read our DatingDirect.com review in its entirety. Or would you prefer just to read the highlights? Then skip to our conclusion and user reviews.
DatingDirect.com is one of the largest dating sites in the United Kingdom – with just over 2.3 million singles, when was the last time you visited a bar with so many singles?
Dating Site Features
Upon logging in you will find plenty of dating tools at your disposal, allowing you to seek out and interact with all their members till your hearts content. There’s an instant messaging tool that allows you to talk directly with members you like. And there is also video chat if you would like to see them in all their glory and don’t mind if they take a peak at you too.
If you are comfortable with making a video of yourself, then there is the option to upload one to your profile. If you don’t have the balls, then not to worry, you can still take the traditional approach of photos and a few carefully chosen paragraphs.
You will also find all of the most common dating site features like: email messaging, winks, favourites, blocking, and viewing who’s been visiting your own profile.
The site also caters for today’s mobile revolution. There are apps for the iPhone, Android and a mobile optimized website.
Gender Balance and Numbers
In the UK the site boasts over 2.3 million members aged between 16 and 65. 52% of these members are men, and 48% women. Neither sex should be disappointed with these kind of figures.
Creating a Profile
The first steps of creating a profile take barely 60 seconds. And to top it off it’s free of charge. You just need to fill in a few basic details like your name, age, sex and city, then confirm your email address and you are ready to go. Of course, don’t forget to fully complete your profile once you have logged in, and upload your very best photo if you want to receive lots of contact.
DatingDirect.com appears to be keeping the number of fake profiles well under control. During our one month trial we only came across one fake member which we reported and were pleased to see it removed within the hour. But it still pays to be prudent of profiles or messages that sound too good to be true. You are pretty much responsible for your own safety when you are online, a little bit of common sense can go a long way.
You can register and create a profile for free. The free membership allows you to search, view profiles and receive emails. But that’s about it I’m afraid. To make the most of the site and be able to contact other members, you will need to upgrade the free membership to one of their full membership packages. The current full membership prices for DatingDirect.com are:
£12.99 per month with a 6 month subscription (56% Saving)
£19.99 per month with a 3 month subscription (33% Saving)
£29.99 per month with a 1 month subscription
Pros and Cons
Over 2.3 million singles
90% looking for a long term relationship
Even balance between males and females
Expensive for a single months membership
DatingDirect.com does everything it says on the tin and more.
If you are in the UK and searching for your soulmate, then your chances of finding them on DatingDirect.com are somewhere between good to great.
The dating site offers all the features you would expect and more, to allow you to flirt from dawn till dusk. In comparison to other dating sites, their prices are also very reasonable and some of the lowest in the UK, that’s if you don’t opt for the single months membership.
What not just take a look? After-all, you can sign up and browse all the single members for free! Worst case scenario you just loose a little time and have to miss Eastenders.
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