We can guide you to safe and enjoyable online dating

Take a look at our wide range of resources to help you through your dating journey. If you’re unsure whether a dating service is right for you take a look at our advice on Choosing a dating service, and find out if a service you are looking to use is an ODA member by using our Check a Site tool. 

Date Safe

Date Safe

We want your dating experience to be fun, enjoyable and safe. Follow our tips for a safe and great experience.

Choosing a dating service

Choosing a dating service

We can help you think about what you want from a dating service, what to look for and how to find a service committed to standards and good practice to give users a safe and great experience.

Understanding dating subscriptions

Understanding dating subscriptions

Dating services may offer memberships or subscriptions of different durations and charges. Check out our top tips for understanding and managing your subscription.

Dating safely during isolation (COVID-19)

Dating safely during isolation (COVID-19)

With some parts of the world now easing restrictions while others remain in lockdown due to coronavirus, we offer advice on how to date safely during these times.

Avoiding scams

Avoiding scams

Millions go online as a start point to new relationships, whether serious or more casual. Most have a great time, making new important relationships. But, sadly, we have to remember there are some who try to use social media, dating and other services to develop relationships where their intention is to scam their new online friend. Our safety advice will help you stay date safe.

Be a good friend to an online dater

Be a good friend to an online dater

We can all use a little help, support and advice from friends and family when trying a dating app or service for the first time, and later too. Follow our tips on how to be a good friend to an online dater.