Size of community
User interface quality
Cost and support
– Awarded “Dating Site of the Year” and “Dating App of the Year” in the UK Dating Awards 2014
– Founded in 2006
– Increasingly popular as a matchmaking site for busy professionals living and working in urban cities
Lovestruck is unique because it does not just use the information you provided about yourself to find you a perfect match. Its behavioural recommendation engine “learns” from your activity on the site, the profiles you view and favourite. This is really useful because we do not always know exactly what we want in order to correctly fill in all the boxes.
Lovestruck also has a free profile verification service to ensure that members are single, professional and local by scanning their Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin accounts. All profiles are reviewed before going live so there’s a very slim chance of being scammed by fake accounts. This means that you can feel confident using Lovestruck as you know that you’re speaking to real people who genuinely are interested in starting a serious relationship with similar-minded people.
With this top dating website, you’re invited to exclusive free and paid events such as the famous Laissez-Faire event which sees more than 900 people in attendance. As a paid member, you can benefit from discounted entry to paid events. This is a great way to meet new people in a relaxed and fun way and transition from the world of online dating to meeting people face-to-face. When you sign in to your profile, you can click “Date Ideas” on the horizontal menu at the top of the page. Here you can suggest ideas for dates or scroll through ideas that other members have suggested. You can “love” the ideas, “wink” at members suggesting ideas or even take them up on these date offers and ask if they’d be interested in making their ideas a reality with you.
It is quick and free to sign up to Lovestruck. You can immediately access and browse profiles after signing up and leave the box-filling for later on. The box-filling is a long process as there are more details required than your average dating website, but this works to your advantage as you have a better chance of meeting someone you have a lot in common with.
The simplicity of the interface
The interface is very easy to use. There are attractive graphics and the design is very friendly to the eyes. All profiles are high-quality and informative and the site offers many interesting and unique features.
Communication is very simple compared with other dating websites. You can see who is online so you can chat with someone who will respond to you quickly. You can choose to wink or e-mail members, the options are limited. This avoids complicated chat boxes and sending “smileys” that could be interpreted in a variety of ways…
It is free to sign-up, browse profiles (including seeing their profile photos) and wink at members. The membership fee varies depending on the area you live and work in. The following are the prices for basic plan for someone living in London:
• 12 month subscription: £11.58 per month
• 6 month subscription: £16.50 per month
• 3 month subscription: £21.67 per month
• 1 month subscription: £39.00
Paying members can enjoy additional features such as visiting profiles “incognito” (so as not to scare off potential lovers!), sending and receiving messages, being able to view full photo albums and keeping your online status private.
• Behavioural recommendation engine “learns” about you from your activity on the site
• Free profile verification to avoid fake profiles and scammers
• App and mobile version available
• Meet people living or working near you
• Suited to busy professionals seeking serious relationships
• Free to sign up, browse profiles and wink at members
• Automatic re-billing
• Doesn’t tell you how compatible you are with other members