Whatever your orientation, there is a service or an app out there for you. Here we have curated some of the UK's best options for the LGBTQ community
James is one of the UK's leading Dating Experts and Dating Coaches. He has been working in the industry for over fifteen years and has helped tens of thousands of men and women find love, build confidence and improve their relationships. He is a regularly featured expert in top UK and international media: such as the Independent, Cosmopolitan, OK Magazine, Men’s Health, eharmony, The Sun, Universal Pictures. He has clients all over the world and is the author of 15 bestselling dating books, including the Amazon Number One best seller Online Dating Guide
Hey Saturday are online dating photographers who help people visually tell their stories on dating apps. You’ll find us creating online dating photo awesomeness.
Hey Saturday helps you create powerful dating profiles by enabling you to visually share the story of who you are. The more stories you can tell with your online dating pictures, the more you’ll be able to show people what it’s like to be in a relationship with you.
Saskia is the founder of Hey Saturday.They are the world’s first online dating photographers and recognised as the leading industry expert in the UK. Rather than a formal, portrait-style photoshoot, Hey Saturday's dating photoshoots are more like an adventure with a good friend.
Donna Green Photography Scotland
Are you brilliant but people aren't seeing you? Perhaps it makes you feel a bit queasy, and you don't really know where to start. Have you ever spent hours upon hours planning what photos and content you're going to post, but you struggle to stand out because there's nothing unique about your imagery? How are those phone selfies working out for you? You know you've now reached the stage you need high quality. Contact Donna Green Photography in Scotland.
Potential dates may form strong opinions about you based on your dating profile, which is why many individuals find it difficult to express themselves online. So Tangy! counts with a seasoned wedding photographer, that can assist in capturing apprehensive people who wish to look their best. In order to boost presence and confidence, they work with inconspicuous and unobtrusive cameras and lenses. They don't rush my professional shoots; it only takes a few hours to acquire the best photos. Professional photo sessions begin at about £250, click here to contact and obtain further information!
With over 20 years of intimate space holding, Chloe’s therapeutic and body-based background is unlike any other Love, Relationship and Sexuality coach.
Chloe empowers people to expand their lives to their fullest– confidently, relationally, sexually and with generous amounts of bliss.
Chloe believes love, relationship and sexuality is the of the upmost importance for a happy life. She knows lives can be lived with confidence and the past can be integrated to leave you free to make the relationships you want now. Her unique approach uses neurological science and embodiment practices, to create an ever-increasing love for yourself and manifest the relationships your desire.
She works to dismantle the stories, histories, and upbringing influences, that are keeping you from the relationships you desire and the unapologetic ownership of yourself, that takes you toward that which you desire.
Working with Chloe allows you the experience of honest support and empowerment, whilst having someone fiercely on your side. She also has a great sense of humour. Book a free call to find out more.
"Do it. You won’t regret it. This work is incredibly valuable and so transformative and worth a whole lot more than you will pay. Chloe is a gift and a joy to work with. It is not counselling. It is very directive but offered in a very life affirming and valuing way. I have already recommended Chloe to a number of friends/acquaintances and will continue to do so.” - G from London
Connect with like-minded sports enthusiasts, enjoy a quality membership, and a sense of community. What sets The Social Varsity club apart is the exclusivity of their club and members; the best of both in terms of exciting sporting experiences and networking paired with the familiarity of a private club network. Members are welcomed with all skill levels as long as you have a genuine sporting interest in participating, learning or improving ability.
The Social Varsity Club encourages diversity and does not adopt the traditional ‘snobbery’ associated with other private members-only clubs. Whilst being an inclusive club, they are selective of whom they accept as members. Memberships are only ever offered upon successful application or special invitation. The Founder's role is to engage with the clubs' membership base and advise on how best they can enjoy their membership. The club committee will work with members to ensure they are getting the very best from their membership.
Sartoria Lab is a menswear style consultancy providing Personal Shopping, Personal Styling and Wardrobe Edits specifically for men, set up by Sarah Gilfillan. The service is for guys who want to look good but don’t know where to start and need a helping hand.
During a styling session with Sarah, you'll discover how to use clothing to make you look more attractive and feel really confident. She’ll help you put smart casual outfits together for dates and your online profile pictures, and teach you how to make small tweaks to what you're wearing that make a huge difference. You'll have an unbiased and frank but kind opinion from a professional to help ensure you look great for dating!
Sarah has a background in the fashion industry as a stylist on photo shoots, and is trained in Colour & Style Analysis.
Relationship retreats will give you the knowledge and confidence to leave an unhealthy relationship, recover from a painful breakup and find love again. Clients are in safe hands as their retreats are run by the UK's most successful coaches and psychologists. As seen on the recent TV series 'Married at first sight' their retreats are hosted in the most wonderful settings across the UK and internationally too. They host a minimum of 3-4 retreats per year. You have the opportunity step away from your everyday life and focus on yourself for a prolonged period of time. This ensures you break patterns and really absorb all the information that is shared. You get the opportunity The retreats are always in beautiful, tranquil and natural settings which affords you the space that is needed. Contact Relationship Retreats for more information.
Helping busy professional women find time for themselves and their loved ones without feeling guilty or sacrificing their self-care. Operated by a veteran of the health & fitness industry - 35 years in the sector -Yvonne Bignall. She is also an award-winning women’s health advocate, author and energetic powerhouse creating transformational coaching programmes and workshops that focus on physical, mental, emotional & spiritual wellbeing. Using coaching as the main resource, Yvonne helps clients who have struggled with carving out time for themselves, feeling stressed trying to be all things to everyone while their wellbeing takes a dive and looking for ways to operate without sacrificing their health or priorities. Through a proven process of life skills, Yvonne helps her clients raise their self-awareness, bringing their life into alignment with their core values and taking necessary actions to develop healthy habits that enhance their wellbeing. She also has a great podcast. Contact
Gay dating for those seeking a serious long term relationship
So Gay dating is a dating site for essentially focused for gay men seeking a serious long term relationship. Though that doesn't mean they exclude other genders or sexuality. They welcome males, females and transgender folk of any sexuality. So GAY! is a fully featured site with no barriers to communication, this means it doesn't force you to waste hours a day swiping left and right. If you like someone, just send them and message.
The Butterfly Dating App enables users to choose any combination of gender and sexuality which they feel defines them. Butterfly really excels in its gender search, plus there is a chat room and also a fun 'Flutter button' feature - press it and an instant 'Flutter' message will be sent. This is a great way to start a conversation quickly.
The Inner Circle - A fairly niche site that offers more than a scrolling app. They organise events and have a strict joining code which means you have to be approved before joining, which sometimes takes a while. However once you are a member there is more of an air of authenticity on this site compared to others. Sign up process not easy!
So Syncd - This App was recently launched by two sisters and matches people using a Myers & Briggs compatible personality test. Their aim is to match couples who have just the right amount of similarities to form a strong connection and just the right amount of differences to create that spark. If you are aesthetically driven this may not be for you!
Affinity London - This busy matchmaking agency cover London, the greater home counties and the south of England, but also welcome members from outside that area if they wish to meet members within their normal catchment. At Affinity, their oldest members are in their 80s! These days agencies such as Affinity are THE WAY to meet like-minded people in mid to later life. If you don't have the social contacts or network of people to introduce you to a new partner - and most people don't - then they can fill that gap.
Lumen - A fairly new comer to the world of dating that became an overnight success. Though it is only accessible via an app. Perfect for young at heart over 50's looking for a serious connection.
Zoosk Seniors - Full description on our Directory. Around 30k users.
Our Time - Operated by Match, so plenty of singles to choose from.
Senior Dating Agency - Part of the White Label Dating group so plenty of choice.
Ashly Maddison - This site is a discreet no strings attached service typically for those who are already in a serious but open relationship or those seeking sex only connections. Very popular and has managed to gather users from all over the world from all walks of life.
Illicit Encounters - A very busy site that caters for married people looking for extra marital flings and relationships. A non-judgemental, no-pressure environment for those seeking escapism.
Dinky One is a dating app for guys who have a below average penis size. This means anyone you date from this app will be fully aware and you can avoid unnecessary pressure or anxiety. The site is totally free to join and is open to males, females and transgender people.
Big One dating app was created to meet a demand, so men of all sizes have a high quality dating experience and partners can find their perfect fit.
Match Made in Scotland is Scotland's only matchmaking service. Their aim is to empower single professionals to take hold of their own destiny. Navigating the dating scene can be very daunting and sometimes confusing especially in the midst of numerous dating websites and apps swiping left and right, They have gone back to basics and are bringing dating back into the real world. They offer a bespoke service putting you at the heart of every decision and have various packages depending on your needs. They carry out face to face consultations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen, and Inverness.
Attractive Partners - More of a match making service, but caters for people living all around the UK.
Vida - Not just out of London but global. This service has agents all over the UK and globally. See directory for full description.
Match - Because of the vastness of the numbers, you will find members in your area.
ELITE - Victoria Community app - A community of creative, existential, and out-of-the-box thinkers that connect through their deepest desires and passions – art, music, culture, and powerful conversations. Victoria, by itself, is an elaborate canvas. Each member brings their own colour, their own mark to the fabric of the community. So, it follows that Victoria is as captivating, creative, and communal as the members are. For this reason, we take membership seriously. Our members are selected by a panel of influencers, creatives, and entrepreneurs—the very same people who make up our membership. Your application will detail your work, your lifestyle, and various aspects of your personality. Once accepted, you’ll gain access to premium experiences hosted by the Victoria team.
Ivory Towers - A dating site strictly for Oxbridge graduates.
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