Top 10 Irish Dating Sites 2017

Online dating has fundamentally changed the way people look for love and friendship. However, with the sheer variety of online dating sites available to Irish singles it can be hard to choose the right one. Therefore, we have decided to share our experience, and that of other users, on our Top 10 comparison site so that anyone can find the online dating site perfect for them.

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Ireland's Professional online Matchmaking site

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Be2 Find your partner quickly and easily

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Match More ways to meet new people

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The largest casual dating community online

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Victoria Milan Feel alive again, find your secret affair tonight on Victoria Milan!

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Badoo Social networking meets dating

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BeNaughty The place for real dating success - Now!

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Ashley Madison People in relationships searching for discreet affairs.

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Why online dating?

Because it’s a fun and easy way to meet new people. Many people still do not fully understand what online dating is all about. There are many different platforms and communities that exist. Online dating platforms to connect like-minded people to find a new friend, date, partner or casual contact. Dating sites help you increase your search radius. Online dating is what you make out of it – just like in real life when you go out with friends to a bar to meet new people.

What is important when choosing a dating site?

A good start is to ask yourself whether you are looking for a fun date or a new partner for a long-term relationship? This is a good distinction to help you choose between the different platforms. At one side of the spectrum you have the pure dating (or even casual dating) portals that have thousands of profiles that you can browse and on the other end there are the so-called matchmaking sites that want to help you to find your soul-mate or future spouse. Read through our reviews of the various online dating sites to find out which platform offers what.

What should my budget be when starting online dating?

There are many different options, ranging from 100% free dating sites to paid membership sites with monthly costs of up to €40. What you choose depends on your preferences. Its worth noting that paid-for dating services deter scammers and fakes as the barrier to entry is a little higher.

How do we rate our sites?

We sign up to each and every site on our ranking page and where possible take out a premium membership. We then critique each site on security, usability, credibility and usability. Based on this main review and also on customer feedback we assign each site a weighted score based on these two factors.

  • EliteSingles

    Finally a dating website with decent REAL people in their user database that you can actually communicate with! Makes the paying part easier to digest I think.

    From: Sharon Read Review

  • C-date

    I was a bit sketchy about this but its actually grand. You can get started in minutes and the people on there are definitely fun to write to.

    From: Cindy Read Review

  • EliteSingles

    Its a good dating site. The entire thing is so nicely designed and I can control who sees what about me. And of course I love the fellas on it – literally took me 30 min til I received my first email...and im not that gorgeous. Thats Sayin somthin for ye.

    From: Sharon Read Review

  • Be2

    I had previous experience in online dating before I joined be2 and I can say: it’s great. No spam, no inconvient conversations – the personality test seems to do a great job!

    From: Mike Read Review

  • Be2

    At first I didn’t think that be2 is the right platform for me as I was looking for someone around Limerick and I was looking for a dating site thats a bit more local. I decided on be2 and after the 1-month trial I found that be2 has a great community, just not a whole lot of them in Limerick..and yes..I had some nice dates :)

    From: Shauna Read Review

Online dating: safety and tips

Online dating for Irish singles is a fun and exciting way to broaden your potential dating horizons. While many of the larger sites do not focus directly on the Irish market, there are a growing number of operators whose services have now expanded to include both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This is largely in response to the growing demand! Thats right, online dating in Ireland is no longer something which is stigmatised. Quite the opposite in fact.

Dating sites are a great way to increase the number of new people with whom you meet and hopefully, ‘click’ with. However, sometimes people forget their personal safety when flirting online.

While there is no need to for paranoia – we really don’t want to see you potential life changing online dating experience sullied by a scammer. We have compiled this extremely brief summary on how to stay safe when meeting people online:

  1. Never send a person that you have never met or do not know money. You should be extremely cautious when a stranger asks you to help him or her financially. No matter how heartbreaking the story, and how much you trust and believe them, 99% of the time, these confidence tricksters are just out to get your money. These people are professionals who create dramatic stories that call for your compassion – often involving diseases, tragic personal events like accidents or other sad stories. So before you decide to financially support a person you do not know, you should consult with a close friend, a family member or a lawyer. Usually outsiders have a more objective view on the matter.
  2. Always be prudent when meeting somebody in person for the first time. You have met a special someone you find very interesting and you cannot wait to meet him or her in person for the first time – this is absolutely natural and understandable. However, you should still take a few basic precautions: inform somebody you trust that you are going to meet a person you have met online, provide them with the details of the site if you can. Tell your family or friend the name, email-address and phone-number of the person you will meet. Moreover, select a public location or a place where you would feel comfortable and that gives you options to leave if you realize that they may not be the perfect match for you. We have an article here which offers some suggestions.

The points mentioned above are not meant to scare or put you off online dating! Online dating can be both fun and safe if you respect basic rules (and common sense). There a lot of Irish singles just like you looking for the right partner. If you are looking for a casual date, a long term relationship or just someone to socialize with in or around France, why not check out our partner site

Whichever country your search for love takes you to, we hope you have a great journey and wish you all the best.

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