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:
York, Middlesborough, Northallerton, Scarborough, Harrogate, Acomb, Ripon, Knaresborough, Skipton, Whitby, Selby, Richmond, Tadcaster, Norton and Pickering
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.
Hull, Bridlington, Driffield, Withernsea, Goole, Beverley, Hessle, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Howden and Hedon.
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:
Two for Joy Introductions Ltd
Two for Joy Introductions are a South Yorkshire based family run company that specialises in matching you with your perfect partner or friend. All of their staff have been DBS checked. Their service is available to all single people over the age of 18, with no upper age limit. Two for Joy welcome people from all walks of life residing in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, no matter what race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, culture or profession.
Visit Two For Joy www.twoforjoyintroductions.co.uk
Avenues Dating Ltd
One of the longest established agencies in the UK and now specialising in dating and introductory services for those in their 50,s, 60’s and 70’s. Offers dating services for more mature individuals and excellent value for money, with prices starting from just £1195 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 site at www.avenuesdating.co.uk
Attractive Partners Ltd
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 site at www.attractivepartners.co.uk
Matchmakers Dating Ltd
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
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 site at www.searchmate.co.uk
Established in 2014 and a London based agency that covers the whole of the UK, including the Yorkshire and Humber Region, 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 site at www.ultimateattraction.co.uk
When the Music Stops Ltd
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 site at www.whenthemusicstops.com
Established since 2014 and specialising in matching same sex couples, based in Mayfair, London, but covering the whole of the UK, including Yorkshire and Humber Region. 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 for Yorkshire and Humber.
Visit the Gay Relationships site at www.gayrelationships.co.uk