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Rise In Online Dating Crime: A Reaction From the DAA

Rise In Online Dating Crime: A Reaction From the DAA

A Sharp Rise In Online Dating Crime. At the Dating Agency Association, we are saddened and alarmed to read recent reports of a rise in online dating crime. Last week, Sky News reported that 2,054 offences were recorded between 2011 and 2016. Back in 2011, 140 crimes...

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A Valentine’s Love Story

A Valentine’s Love Story

Why It's Never Too Late To Begin Your Own Valentine's Love Story As we get older, life can wear us down.  The notion of finding love feels ever more unrealistic.  As a consequence, it's easy to become rather Scrooge-like about Valentine's Day. ...

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Where have all the good women gone?

Where have all the good women gone?

We are delighted to say that the Dating Agency Association featured prominently in the Daily Mail this week, through our own Relationship Adviser, Trelawney Kerrigan, as journalist Rebecca Evans wrote about men fighting back from recent stinging criticism that single...

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Catfishing on UK dating sites – the DAA view

Catfishing on UK dating sites – the DAA view

On Tuesday 18th July Labour MP for Stockport Anne Coffey used an adjournment debate in Parliament to debate making the practice of 'Catfishing' - the stealing of someone's identity and using it online illegal. Unfortunately however - currently catfishing on UK dating...

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Finding a recommended dating agency in London

Finding a recommended dating agency in London

London is unique in terms of dating and holds a large percentage of the whole of the UK dating marketplace, particularly in the professional sector where using a matchmaker is more prevalent, so finding a recommended dating agency in London can be harder than around...

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Older age dating for those 50+

Older age dating for those 50+

In recent years one of the fastest growing sectors of the dating marketplace has been older age dating - those people aged 50-75 and a little beyond that in some instances. These 'older agers' or 'silver surfers' have realised that meeting someone and having a...

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Finding a dating agency for younger age groups 25-49

Finding a dating agency for younger age groups 25-49

"How do I go about finding a dating agency that specialises in younger age groups?", is one of the questions we get asked most frequently. And right up front we know that it isn't easy, as predominantly traditional personal introductions have been the domain for...

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Dating Safely – Instructions To Member Organisations

Dating Safely – Instructions To Member Organisations

In the light of the recent Match.com rape case and other very bad publicity for the Online Dating sector, such as the crime statistics related to online dating published by the National Crime Agency in February 2016, dating safely is right at the top of the agenda...

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