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Perfect match: 9 best online dating sites

With millions of us in the UK now looking for love online, the hard part is choosing which site to go for....

The internet has been connecting people all over the world for twenty-five years, and online dating is becoming more and more common. If you’re looking to meet new people, have a whirlwind romance, or even find The One, but just haven’t managed to find them in your local boozer, it could be for you.

With over nine million people in the UK looking for love online in 2012 and nearly 1500 sites to choose from, the possibilities are endless. From established sites like match.com and eHarmony, to the new and unusual, like Tastebuds and Love Begins At, we’ve scoured the Internet to find the nine best dating sites to help you find love online. We’ll be awaiting our invites to the wedding.

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If you’re new to the world of online dating and want to test the waters before you part with your cash, OKCupid is the place to start. But for finding someone to share your tastes and interests with, Doing Something and Tastebuds both offer a different approach to online dating.

Buy now

1. Doingsomething, from £29/month

2. My Single Friend, from £21/month

3. match.com, from £20.99/month, also on app

4. eHarmony, from £12.95/month, also on app

5. Tastebuds, free, also on app

6. Lovestruck, from £11.58 a month, also on app

7. OKCupid, free, also on app

8. Love begins at, also on app, from £34.99 a month

9. My Lovely Parent, first 3 months free