Celebrating the UK Dating Awards
Organised by Charly Lester, dating blogger and writer of "30 Dates", the awards brought together a broad range of companies and individuals involved in the world of dating. The Online Dating Association was pleased to support the awards as a celebration of all those who had excelled in the services they provide.
The first UK Dating Awards were held in London on Thursday 13 November.
Among the various winners and highly commended on the night special mention and congratulations has to go to the following ODA members:
Lovestruck – Dating Website of the Year Dating App of the Year, Best Singles Party
Christian Connection – Religious Dating Site of the Year, Highly Commended Best Specialist Dating Site, Highly Commended Best Dating Related Advert
Guardian Soulmates - Daters Favourite Website, Best Dating Related Advert, Highly Commended Dating Website of the Year
Trueview – Newcomer App of the Year
Muddy Matches – Best Specialist Dating Site of the Year
Would Like to Meet – Highly Commended Safer Dating Award. Eden Blackman (founder of Would Like to Meet) was Highly Commended as the Best New Dating Individual.
Speaking after the event, George Kidd CEO of the ODA said:
“Dating in the UK is big business and is something that everybody is talking about. Being at the awards I was struck by the amount of creativity and innovation in this industry – it’s not just the traditional online dating experience, it’s evolving technology particularly with new mobile apps and new approaches to safety, it’s dating events, coaching, matchmaking, new experiences. But most of all it’s about having fun while looking for love.Shared standards and a strong voice are critical in this industry and the ODA are committed to this. We have made a strong start in our first year of operation and we would welcome into membership all those who share the same values.”