People & businesses I recommend in the crazy world of dating

My clients often ask me for recommendations of matchmakers, relationship coaches, blogs, websites, events & companies in the wonderful world of dating. Of course I don’t know them all but here are the people I do know & trust and don’t forget to check out the dating blogs highlighted here which will signpost you to even more dating sites, events & news.

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Mutual Attraction

If you’re struggling with online dating & are ready to get some extra help finding your life partner, my recommendation is to head to Caroline.

Caroline is an award winning renowned matchmaker and dating expert based in London, UK. As a pioneering matchmaker Caroline is changing the face of matchmaking making it accessible, desirable and affordable for single men and women who want a personal and professional service without the hefty price tag. Caroline supports and works with private clients through her award winning Introduction and Dating Agency Mutual Attraction in London. Caroline’s expertise, passion and unique ability of understanding relationships has made her a sought after expert on matchmaking, dating and relationships. She is regularly called upon to give her expert advice in publications and both herself and Mutual Attraction have been featured in local and national press including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Times Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Examiner and Square Mile Magazine to name a few.

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Charly Lester

Charly Lester is global head of Dating for Time Out, and the former editor of the Guardian Soulmates blog. She is also the creator of 30 Dates Blog, London’s most popular & respected dating blog jam-packed full of advice, opinions & reviews on all things dating including dating sites & apps, singles events, dating TV shows etc. As well as writing regularly for both Time Out and the Huffington Post, Charly’s dating advice has appeared in several national newspapers, and on BBC Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour. Charly is also the founder and head judge of the UK Dating Awards.

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All Sweetness & Life

All Sweetness and Life is an award winning blog, written by Katy Horwood, which has a huge following. Over the years it has earned a reputation as the go-to blog when it comes to all subjects sex and relationship related. Katy is open & honest & looks at the dating world from a ‘front line perspective’, providing a refreshing, intelligent take on any subject within the realms of sex, dating & relationships.

She also helps create dating profiles, whether you’re looking for love, fun or friendship, & can help you put together a witty, well constructed profile that will present you in the best possible light. Besides her blog, Katy writes for, The Huffington Post & along with a number of other well-respected sites including WeLoveDates, Kelly Seal, The Urban Dater & Toyboy Warehouse.

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Laura Yates

Laura Yates is a coach, mentor, writer and speaker based London. She works within the areas of relationships, break-ups and heartbreak giving her clients the tools and perspective shifts to take practical action and create change.

Laura carries out her coaching in person (if based in London or Hertfordshire) and via Skype.

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South Downs Introductions

We love working with South Downs Introductions, who are one of our key partners in the Sussex area. If you are based in Home Counties and looking for something that puts the personal touch back into dating there is no one better than the fabulous Tara.  She is former police detective who now puts her tracking skills to hunting down a great match for you who could well end up being your life partner.

Tara won the UK Dating Awards 2015 as the Best Newcomer in the industry.  She is also a trained, certified matchmaker from the Matchmaker Academy.  She has introduced many couples who now enjoy a happy relationship.  Based in sunny Brighton her matchmaking services cover all of Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.

Tara is featured in Sussex Life Magazine, Platinum Business Magazine, BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey and Woman Magazine.



eHarmony’s dating advice site offers relationship and dating advice with a difference; no-nonsense, realistic advice from the relationship experts. Worried about your next date? Confused about the next step in your relationship? Looking for great date locations?

eHarmony launched in the UK in 2008 with a clear vision: to create more lasting love in the world. The science based relationship site is committed to helping singles find the best possible match for them via its unique Compatibility Matching System®. Today eHarmony, fondly known as ‘the brains behind the butterflies’, has amassed 3.5m registered users since launching in Britain.

Follow them on Twitter here @eHarmonyUK & Facebook here


Lovestruck is a multi award-winning dating site (Lovestruck won Best Dating Site, Best Dating App and Best Singles Party at the 2014 UK Dating Awards) that lets you date other singles that live, work or simply are nearby. Simply meet them for a coffee or something stronger after work to see if there’s any chemistry. There’s nothing like falling in love, and there’s no one like Lovestruck for making it happen. So give serendipity a little nudge in the right direction and join Lovestruck today.
Follow them on Twitter here @lovestruck & Facebook here
Guardian Soulmates

Guardian Soulmates

Guardian Soulmates is the place where metropolitan daters come to meet someone worth meeting; it’s the place where people who share similar passions, pastimes, quirks and irks, connect over the things which makes them, them.
It’s the mindset and interests of our members that makes us different, and is the reason why they come to us. We’re changing the conversation around online dating, it’s more than just a numbers game. And although algorithms have their place, chemistry is more than a scientific equation.
We encourage soulmates to do it their way, enjoy the journey and connect over something that means something to them. dating is one of the UK’s best-known brands in dating and relationships giving thousands of singles across the UK ways to meet, date and fall in love every day.

So whether you want to meet people online, at one of their many singles events held throughout the country or simply need some friendly advice match.comwill offer you fun, exciting and convenient ways to find the person that is right for you. It’s free to join so why not have a look around today?



Dating psychologist Madeleine Mason and psychotherapist Dan Williams help both men and women achieve their dating and relationship dreams through private coaching sessions, seminars, workshops and events in London. They founded PassionSmiths, a company of professional dating and relationship experts dedicated to help singles gain confidence in dating, couples have better relationships and ultimately enabling healthy relationships to flourish. All PassionSmiths are highly trained professionals and experienced practitioners. They have worked with Time Out, featured in various media including Psychologies magazine and are the in-house dating experts for Psychologies Magazine blogging platform Life-labs. Learn more about their services and testimonials on

Follow them on twitter here @PassionSmiths & Facebook here.

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21 Pictures

21Pictures is a dating site, which uses findings from psychology to help people find suitable relationships, by trying to make online dating as much like real-world dating as possible. Mostly it’s about describing yourself in pictures – and sussing people out through theirs – but there are other quirks that make it different to other sites.
Follow them on twitter here @21_Pictures & Facebook here
Online Dating Price Guide

Dating Price Guide

Unsure of which dating site to sign up to? Visit Dating Price Guide to read a whole hose of reviews, tips and tricks as well as scouting out great offers from the leading dating sites, including exclusive eHarmony promo codes and free trials. We have also contributed to their excellent beginner’s guide to online dating, which you can pick up free from their site.


Follow them on Twitter @dating_PG


The Love Mentor

Would you like to find the Love of your Life and Stay Together Forever?

Learn how to…

  • Feel relaxed and confident when dating
  • Be a magnet to the men you like
  • Enjoy the blissful and heady falling-in-love stage
  • Hold on to love long-term when you find it

Contact Elizabeth at Love Mentor


Brand You – Simply Your Dating Coach 

Laura Gub, founder of online dating profiles crafting website “Brand You – Simply Your Dating Coach“, is an ex model, hobby photographer, blogger, with experience in business management, legal administration and consultancy.
She has worked as a fashion, photographic, editorial and life model for over seven years. She has developed a keen sense of style and a strong eye, for the “right” picture.
Her years spent as a model have proven invaluable in determining the best ways of introducing oneself effectively, whether online or offline.
Brand You – Simply Your Dating Coach’s services include photo editing, profile editing and writing,
guidance via her messaging service as well as dating coaching via Skype and in person within London and area.
Follow her on facebook here and twitter here

My Mate Your Date

My Mate Your Date connects singles who have friends in common. By prioritising ‘social proximity’ over geographic proximity, connections are likely to be more genuine than random Tinder-like encounters. In real life, 63% of couples met through friends and My Mate Your Date is bringing this social dynamic to the online dating realm. According to Dan Joyce, the CEO:


“The surest way to meet someone you’ll click with is through your mates. In real life almost half of all couples meet directly through friends but typically you have to wait for your mate’s party on the weekend, or a wedding, to meet your friends’ friends. We’ve brought the house party online and use sophisticated technology to make it simple to meet your next great date.”



HER is the app that will introduce you to every lesbian you ever wanted to meet. You can now surround yourself with awesome lesbian friends. More than you even knew existed.

HER isn’t just somewhere you only go to find a date. They want to connect the dots in the lesbian community  and they want HER to be on your home screen, where you check daily to giggle at lesbian jokes. They want you to get all your friends on it.  It’s the place to go to find out what you should do tonight.