Dating in the South West England
The population of the South West region is actually 5,289,000 according to the 2011 census and that places the region 6th out of the 9 regions in terms of population, so a region of low population density, when compared to much of the rest of England. The more rural aspects of the region is taken into account with regards to the dating advice we give below.
Our recommendations for dating and meeting a new partner in the South West of England are as follows:
- The opportunities and methods of finding a new partner will vary dramatically in the South West depending whether or not you live in the cities or large towns or whether you are located in a more rural location. Dating events and activities in the cities and larger towns may well be very popular and quite abundant, if this is something that appeals.
- Larger cities or towns such as Bristol, Bath, Bournemouth, Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Swindon may well have an exciting range of regular dating events, such as speed dating, music and dance nights, black tie balls, weekend breaks and dinner parties or derivatives of these, where you can meet face to face and check out the chemistry right upfront. Which is an opportunity that some people can see as an advantage.
- Online Dating may well be an option within the region and has been very popular in the past but remember there is no requirement for background checks whatsoever in the UK, so all may not be what it seems, so proceed only cautiously, particularly in the light of the recent bad publicity in the press and on TV, particularly the BBC’s Panorama programme ‘Tainted Love’.
- We recommend that you look for a well established dating agency with a good knowledge of the region and it’s counties, cities and towns and a strong presence there over the years. To some extent, larger companies with their bigger data bases can often be the best option and provide a greater level of choice.
- Some agencies now use a Personal Matchmaker concept, where someone highly trained and with a good knowledge of the dating industry can help and guide you through the dating processes, which could be a major positive, particularly if you’re new to dating or have not had the success you were hoping for previously.
- Many companies now specialise in a particular niche market and take into account age groups. So it can be advantageous to look for an agency that specialises in your age group, typically these can be 20-40, 30-55, or 40, 50 and 60+.
Locations covered by our members in the South West Region are as follows:
Ashburton, Axeminster, Barnstaple, Bristol, Bath, Bude, Bideford, Bishops Cleeve, Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridgewater, Bridport, Budleigh Salterton, Dawlish, Exeter, Exmouth, Falmouth, Ilfracombe, Launceston, Lyme Regis, Lynton and Lynmouth, Marlborough, Mendip, Minehead, Northleach, Ottery St Mary, Okehampton, Padstow, Paignton, Penzance, Plymouth, Poole, Salisbury,Seaton, Shaftesbury, Sidmouth,St Ives, Stroud, Swindon, Teignmouth, Tewkesbury, Tiverton, Torquay, Truro, Ware, Watchet, Wellington, Weston Super Mare, Weymouth,Westward Ho!, Wimbourne, Yeovil,
Finding a reputable dating or personal introductions agency – our recommendations for South West England
Membership of the Dating Agency Association is now open to all UK based dating organisations, here are our members in South West England.
Our current recommended members providing service in South West England include:
Avenues Dating Ltd
Over 50s Dating
One of the longest established agencies in the UK and now specialising in dating and introductory services for those in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Offers dating services for more mature individuals and excellent value for money, with prices starting from just £1195 for a full years membership, which is less than online dating in some instances but with the same excellent standards of service through your own personal matchmaker and high level of confidentiality.
Visit the Avenues Dating site at avenuesdating.co.uk
A well known, well respected and popular name in personal introductions, established in 2003 and based in London in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, offering elite quality introductions from an extensive database. One of the most comprehensive choices of membership packages on the market, with Ultimate, Elite and Elect packages to choose from and a company that we thoroughly endorse. Attractive Partners is a national company and covers ages 30 up to those in active retirement.
Visit the Attractive Partners site at attractivepartners.co.uk
Country Partners is a very special agency founded in 1983 on a farm in rural Shropshire for farmers and agricultural workers when there were only four other dating agencies in the UK. Country Partners continues to reach out to the rural communities in this country and has an intriguing history to match. So step back in time to move forward in time and join this essentially country service designed especially for you. Country Partners has provenance and is a highly respected brand for normal people like you out there, who enjoy country pursuits and much more. Or perhaps you are a town person who would like to meet someone who is a country person, but you live in a town, again Country Partners can help you to achieve that dream. Age group 30 – 90.
Visit Country Partners at countrypartners.co.uk
Matchmaking and Dating Events
Elect Club is a professional Dating Agency, London and the UK, which was set up in 2005 to bring exceptional singles together. 90% of our Members find love quickly with our team of professional matchmakers. Visit the Elect Club site at electclub.co.uk
Honest, professional and confidential matchmaking
When you join INTRO, you can be confident that you will be introduced to people who are who they say they are, really look like they do on their profile photograph and are genuinely looking for a long term relationship. We are based in Cheshire and meet all our clients in person. Our personal matchmaking membership includes:
Regular hand picked matches selected for you, minimum of 6 matches, usually 1 per month Personal contact with an experienced matchmaker6 month membership hold option
Personal profiling – we prepare your profile for you
Optional professional photo shoot
Optional appointment with relationship expert
Optional appointment with image consultant.
Visit them at intro-nw.com
Same Sex Matchmaking
Established since 2014 and specialising in matching same sex couples, based in Mayfair, London, but covering the whole of the UK, including the South East and London. Gay Relationships is run to the highest of standards by Sarah James and her team, and welcomes gay people of both sexes who are seeking a long term and enduring relationship or marriage. Gay Relationships is our only recommended Gay Agency in the South East and London.
Visit the Gay Relationships site at gayrelationships.co.uk
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Younger Dating Alternative
Established in 2005 and an agency for those with a younger profile and outlook on life, Matchmakers specialises in clients aged 25-49, which is almost unique in the world of personal introductions. Matchmakers is an agency that has a more vibrant feel than many traditional competitors, catering for the many younger people now looking for a safer, less risky way of meeting other younger professionals, offering the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
Visit the Matchmakers Dating site at matchmakersdating.co.uk
Matchmaking & Events
Pi Society is a professional Matchmaking and Singles Social events agency based in the South West, established in 2017. There’s no shortage of online dating sites, but many people find that it is not for them and want a safer, more credible alternative. Our intelligent match-making works behind the scenes to give you the best possible chance of meeting that perfect partner. Our experts will save you hours of trawling the internet, help you avoid unsuccessful dates with unsuitable partners and make success much more likely.
Visit their website at pisociety.co.uk
One of the biggest names in personal introductions in the UK, catering for higher net worth professionals, business people and academics, based in rural Warwickshire. There are two levels of membership, Platinum and Associate, which both offer unique features and good value for money.
Visit the Searchmate site at searchmate.co.uk
The County Register
Traditional and Personalised Service
The County Register has stood the test of time and is one of the most respected dating agencies in the UK today. We reach out to people from all walks of life who are looking for a more traditional and personalised service. We have made many couples happy over three decades and continue to do so taking into consideration personal situations and special wish lists. We can offer you a straightforward and comprehensive service and we will be delighted to meet you – no obligation – to discuss how it is possible to change your life and alleviate the loneliness we all experience at various times in our lives for whatever reason. Age group from 30 – 90. Allow us the chance to bring balance into your life once more and shorten your search successfully.
Visit The County Register at thecountyregister.com
The Professional Matchmaker
Matchmaking across the UK
The Professional Matchmaker offers a very personal and professional matchmaking service for clients of a wide age range and living across the UK. Their tailored and quality service is available from just £995 and can all begin with a no obligation and completely confidential consultation over the telephone. Higher membership packages include headhunting and home-based client interviews. Relationship coaching can also be arranged and is included at their higher membership levels.
Visit their website at theprofessionalmatchmaker.co.uk
The Single Boss Club
The Single Boss hosts dating events, and it is where you want to come for a few hours of mingling and relaxing with like minded people who take work, creativity, risk and reward seriously. These are run once a month at the end of the month. It’s not a label, a badge, or money that makes you a boss, it’s a state of mind. The Single Boss events are for those who think like a boss whether you’re a kick-ass professional, entrepreneur or business owner. If you’re single, and want to meet others in the same headspace this is for you! Simple really!
Visit The Single Boss Club at thesingleboss.co.uk
London Matchmaking Service
Established in 2014 and a London based agency that covers the whole of the UK, including London and the South East of England, for those looking for service excellence and high net worth, professional partners. Ultimate Attraction is only available to clients aged 30-59 and offers a high end service but without the huge costs often associated with London based agencies.
Visit the Ultimate Attraction site at ultimateattraction.co.uk
When the Music Stops Ltd
Established since 2003 and specialising in high quality dating events, weekend breaks, black tie events and singles holidays, based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. There is no ongoing membership required and you can book individual events at a one off cost. So providing great value.
Visit the When the Music Stops site at whenthemusicstops.com