If you’re having trouble “minding the gap” between your dating expectations and your relationship reality, it’s probably time to seek out some advice. Fortunately these fine folks from across the pond have a lot of insight to offer.
Together these 12 dating sites and blogs cover all things British dating. Brits are known for having great, time-honored ideas. As an American, it’s your historic responsibility to take the best of those and make them your own. Follow our forefathers and use the knowledge of our allies to forge a new path – one that leads to love.
Bragging Rights: more than 1,000,000 members
Find the best date of your life on one of WeLoveDates’ 30 niche sites. If you’d prefer to meet someone the old-fashioned way, you also can indulge in the blog, which is brimming with all kinds of articles and advice. Wherever you are on the dating spectrum, from relationships to breakups to hookups, We Love Dates can tell you what you need to know.
Social Clout: 19,095+ Facebook likes; 13,790+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @welovedates
Bragging Rights: enables you to be a more efficient dater
Launched in 2010, this dating site allows you to focus your search on people in your city. Not only that, but it also maintains its LOVElife blog, which offers hundreds of entries covering news, love and sex, advice and date ideas – it even has a section for listicles! Stop guessing with your love life when the answers are all right here.
Social Clout: 48,590+ Facebook likes; 23,305+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @lovestruck
Bragging Rights: 2014’s Online Dating Help Niche Dating Award
If you’re a person who “loves the countryside and is not afraid of a bit of mud,” then Muddy Matches will serve you just fine. Whether you prefer walking or shooting, living in the countryside or spending time there, there is a muddy match out there for you. The site’s pages of success stories will prove this is a service that really works.
Social Clout: 685+ Facebook likes; 3,300+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @muddymatches
Bragging Rights: keeps you updated through mobile and social media
At Smarter Dating, the experts have always felt there must be an easier way to meet great people – so they made one. They bring people together in a way that’s easier, more effective and overall smarter. They also have a must-read blog that teaches you how to take care of your love life more intelligently, through one entry at a time.
Social Clout: 210+ Facebook likes; 2,875+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @SmarterDatingUK
Bragging Rights: 600,000 readers each month
Your relationship well-being is just as important as your physical health. Natalie Lue shows you how to rid yourself of toxic relationships, toss the baggage and grow your self-esteem as you seek out relationships that are worth your while. She offers courses, books and a very long list of posts on helping you reclaim your baggage.
Social Clout: 33,535+ Facebook likes; 3,750+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @nataliemlue
Bragging Rights: the dating coach on Sky 1’s series “The Love Machine”
Hemmings uses her background in behavioral psychology to analyze celebrities’ behavior and also figure out your relationship issues. From flirting to online dating, she’ll show you how to handle all parts of dating with grace and finesse. It’s no surprise she’s been described as the most effective relationship coach out there.
Social Clout: 23,255+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @TVpsychologist
Bragging Rights: uses his real name because he believes in his product
As the leading human behaviorist and dating coach for men, Cassell strives to teach men how to get the woman of their dreams. He’s obviously good at it, since he boasts a 100 percent success rate with his clients. He’ll show you how to break through the comfort zone and realize your true potential, enhancing your lifestyle in all regards (including dating).
Social Clout: 3,825+ Facebook likes; 965+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @Johnny_Cassell
Drawing Down the Moon
Bragging Rights: called the “Mensa of introduction agencies”
Founded in 1984 by the most experienced dating mentor in the U.K., Mary Balfour, Drawing Down the Moon has matched thousands of people with the loves of their lives. Even though it’s considered the “dating agency for thinking people,” you don’t have to worry about being intellectual or academic enough. Simply be a student in the school of life.
Social Clout: 115+ Facebook likes; 890+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @DrawDownTheMoon
Bragging Rights: featured in Men’s Health and the Daily Mail
After hiring a dating coach to help her with a relationship, Barnett started sharing her knowledge of dating and psychology. She makes it her mission to not only help you find a relationship, but to help you find one that is meaningful and authentic. She has worked with thousands of singles gain social skills and connect with one another at a deeper level.
Social Clout: 105+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @jodatingguru
Bragging Rights: the founder of the School of Love
An excellent teacher, Rosdol will show you how to take control of your love life. She offers the curriculum, guidance and advice it takes to find the right person and relationship. You don’t have to leave things to chance. With the lessons you’ll take away from the London School of Love, you’ll find a romance meant for the history books!
Social Clout: 740+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @PaulaRosdol
Bragging Rights: 23,000+ new members every week
The online magazine at PARSHIP is meant for folks with higher life and relationship expectations. The experts answer every question, from how to create online dating profiles to how to maintain a happy relationship. They give you a “behind the scenes” look at how dating – particularly online dating – works, so you can make sure it works for you.
Social Clout: 535+ Facebook likes; 415+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @PARSHIP_UK
Love Air Aviation Dating
Bragging Rights: thousands of aviation-loving members
It doesn’t matter if you’re a pilot, attendant, traffic controller or anything else. Whatever your affiliation with flight, Love Air is here to help your love life take off. You can meet like-minded folks online or learn about upcoming flying events on the blog. With this site’s help, you’ll never feel lost in relationship clouds again.
Social Clout: 895+ Facebook likes; 165+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @LoveAirDating
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