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Dating in Yorkshire and Humber

Yorkshire and Humber is one of the 9 official regions of England and is home to a population of more than 5,284,000 according to the census information of 2011, which makes Yorkshire and Humber the 7th largest region by population but places it 5th in terms of its geographical area which covers 5,953 square miles. It boasts some major towns and cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Wakefield and Hull, along with York which is the historic county town and administrative centre plus major towns in Huddersfield, Halifax, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster.  Some aspects of the region are also quite rural, with a much lower density of population and these rural communities have been the heartland for personal introductions over the years, as sometimes in finding partners, that rural nature can be a disadvantage and make things more difficult than normal. So both geographically and in terms of dating opportunities the Yorkshire and Humber region is very much a mixed bag.

In terms of our recommendations for the Yorkshire and Humber region, because of it’s rural nature in some parts, not all dating or personal introductions companies are able to provide a true national coverage and this can be detrimental in some circumstances if you live in one of the more rural areas away from the larger conurbations, where numbers of daters could be smaller or it could mean that you would need to be prepared to travel further. So please do choose your company or agency carefully.

Our recommendations would be as follows:

  • Yorkshire and Humber has a strong singles scene in the towns and cities, you will find Speed Dating, Dinner Parties, Singles Clubs and other dating events
  • Online Dating will be a strong option within the region but remember there has been a lot of criticism in the recent past, with exposure on the TV and in the press.
  • There is no requirement for background checks at all in the UK, so please be prepared for disappointment on occasions and we would recommend that you do check out potential dates carefully prior to meeting them, tell a friend that you’re going on a date and only ever meet in a public place.
  • If you have become nervous about online dating, you are new to dating after a long marriage or enduring relationship over many years, you may prefer to use a professional personal introductions company.
  • Their strength is that potential partners have been more carefully ID checked and interviewed prior to being able to join as a member.
  • In more rural areas look for a well established agency
  • Look for an agency with as large a database of people as possible to give yourself the widest possible choice of partners
  • Be opened minded about meeting people from out of your area
  • Take into account age groups if possible and look for an agency that specialises in your age group.

Areas covered in Yorkshire and Humber

Our members provide service in the following locations in the Yorkshire and Humber region:

North Yorkshire

York, Middlesborough, Northallerton, Scarborough, Harrogate, Acomb, Ripon, Knaresborough, Skipton, Whitby, Selby, Richmond, Tadcaster, Norton and Pickering

West Yorkshire

Bradford, Bingley, Shipley, Halifax, Brighouse, Todmorden, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, Elland, Hebden Royd, Skipton, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Spenborough,  Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Heckmondwhite, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Mirfield, Leeds, Morley, Pudsey, Garforth, Horsforth, Otley, Rothwell, Tadcaster, Wharfedale, Wetherby, Wakefield, Castleford, Ossett, Pontefract, Featherstone, Hemsworth, Horbury, Knottingley, Normanton, Stanley.

East Yorkshire

Hull, Bridlington, Driffield, Withernsea, Goole, Beverley, Hessle, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Howden and Hedon.

South Yorkshire

Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Bawtry, Conisborough, Mexborough, Dinnington, Hatfield, Maltby, Penistone, Stocksbridge, Swinton, Thorne, Tickhill, Wath upon Dearne.

 

Finding a reputable dating or personal introductions agency – our recommendations for Yorkshire and Humber

Membership of the Dating Agency Association is now open to all UK based dating organisations, here are our members in Yorkshire and Humber.

Our current recommended members providing service in Yorkshire and Humber include:

 

Ultimate Attraction Ltd

London Matchmaking Service

Established in 2014 and a London based agency that covers the whole of the UK, 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 website at ultimateattraction.co.uk

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 £1,195 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 website at avenuesdating.co.uk

Attractive Partners Ltd

Personal Matchmaking

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 website at attractivepartners.co.uk

Matchmakers Dating Ltd

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 www.matchmakersdating.co.uk

Visit the Matchmakers Dating website at matchmakersdating.co.uk

Searchmate Ltd

Personal Introductions

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 website at searchmate.co.uk

Gay Relationships

Same Sex Matchmaking

Established since 2014 and specialising in matching same-sex couples, based in Mayfair, London, but covering the whole of the UK. 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 by the Dating Agency Association.

Visit the Gay Relationships website at gayrelationships.co.uk

Elect Club

Matchmaking and Dating Events

Elect Club is a professional Dating Agency, based in London and the UK, and was set up in 2005 to bring exceptional singles together. 90% of their Members find love quickly with their team of professional matchmakers.

Visit the Elect Club website at electclub.co.uk

Mai Tai

Elite Dating

Do you want to create meaningful connections and meet compatible singles? Ditch the dodgy dating apps and join high calibre professionals looking for life partners with Mai Tai. The platform offers a fresh alternative to online dating by providing a bespoke dating service. Matchmakers arrange dinner dates for members by using a proven matchmaking model.

Membership benefits

* Increase your dating opportunities
* Join exclusive dating events
* Unique matchmaking model
* Get a 50% discount with the code DAA

Visit the Mai Tai website at maitaiuk.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 the The Professional Matchmaker website at theprofessionalmatchmaker.co.uk

The Single Boss Club

Dating Events

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 The Single Boss Club website at thesingleboss.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 to 90. Allow us the chance to bring balance into your life once more and shorten your search successfully.

Visit the The County Register website at thecountyregister.com

Country Partners

Matchmaking

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 to 90.

Visit the Country Partners website at countrypartners.co.uk

When The Music Stops Ltd

Dating Events

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 website at whenthemusicstops.co.uk

RSVP

Dating Agency and Singles Club

With RSVP, there are two ways to meet like-minded potential partners: One-to-One Matchmaking and superb Singles Events every week. RSVP was established in 1992 and covers London and the Home Counties, the Heart of England, East and West Midlands. There are three levels of membership, starting with Neon singles events membership. Gold offers one-to-one matching, with matches selected for you by our team of experts. Platinum brings your own Dating PA who selects your matches, cherry-picks new members for introduction to you and proposes you to your matches. RSVP does all the hard work for you. Visit the RSVP website at www.rsvp-int.co.uk.

Visit the RSVP website at rsvp-int.co.uk

Yl Introductions

Dating Agency

YL Introductions is a Yorkshire based highly confidential dating agency and we invite people to join who are genuinely serious about finding their ideal soul mate.

We cater for people between the ages of 40 - 65 and offer a twelve months membership with guaranteed introductions for the duration of the membership.

Visit the Yl Introductions website at ylintroductions.co.uk

Single Black Dating

Matchmaking and Dating Agency

Single Black Dating offer an exclusive matchmaking service designed to help you find a truly compatible life partner, someone who is not just physically attractive to you but who also shares your deepest-held values and outlook on life.

They offer bespoke and exclusive service for single black professional men and women, aged 21-65, both in the United Kingdom and around the globe.

Visit the Single Black Dating website at singleblackdating.co.uk

Hope Spring Eternal Introduction Agency

Professional Matchmaking Service

HSEIA is an exclusive, international - Six Times Award Winning Matchmaking of the Year. Boutique professional Matchmaking service and our high-end Matchmakers provide Date Coaching and one on one attention to our selective clientele. Our clients are typically single Executives, Millionaires, and busy Professionals. We hand-select matches to ensure we have only quality singles our clients need.

Visit the Hope Spring Eternal Introduction Agency website at hseia.com