Finding a date using an online dating site or a dating app on a smart phone, is now the norm among singles. Even the older, more mature singles in search of a partner tends to use a dating app or an online dating website to find a companion. The immense popularity of these new ways of forming new relationships prompted Marcheshour to look into some of the leading dating apps and websites, specifically created for singles in Herefordshire, Shropshire the rest of the Marches and the Midlands.


This very professionally designed website belongs to the group of dating sites owned by Love 2 Date Singles. The site specializes in bringing singles together in the following cities: Birmingham, Boston, Burton upon Trent, Chesterfield. Corby, Coventry, Derby. Dudley, Grantham, Halesowen, Hereford, Kettering, Kidderminster, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Loughborough, Malvern, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Northampton, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oakham, Redditch, Rugby, Rugeley, Rushden, Shrewsbury, Smethwick, Solihull, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Stourbridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Telford, Walsall, Warwick,Wellingborough, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, and Worcester.



A big advantage of this website is that it costs nothing to register.  On the homepage,you will find a sectioncontaining the latest singles from West Midlands region. Using their database, you can also search for events in the West Midlands area. You can join the site in 5 easy steps. Another great thing is that itis not just a dating website: it isalso a SOCIAL dating website.



This site caters only to those singles who are older than 50. Researchers say that it is easier to find a date on niche websites than on general sites. For example, if you are looking for a date with an older person; it is better to join a site geared toward older singlesrather than those big sites where most of the members are younger and looking for those people their age.

Registration is completely free and if you have some difficulties as people older than 50 are typically not very friendly with the recent internet technologies;you can get free telephone support.

Their basic registration only takes a couple of minutes and, within a few clicks, you will have access to many singles age 50 and over looking for friendship, romance and more online.



Eharmony is one of the most well-known dating websites in the United Kingdom. You can find West Midlands venue here such as:

Adams Restaurant, Birmingham“Welcome to one of top restaurants in the West Midlands which has been awarded the Michelin star for excellent cuisine and a superb dining experience. If you are looking for local dating in a West Midlands restaurant; then this is one to choose.”

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre“If you and your date love spending time at the theatre watching live performances, then you will not be disappointed with the shows on offer in the box office here in Wolverhampton. With well known and international actors, performers, comedians and artists on show; you will no doubt be able to choose a show that you will both enjoy.”

Chase Watersports Centre“If you both love your outdoor activities and are keen to try something new, then why not spend your first date together on the water whilst having fun? There are no rules in the dating world that states you must head off to a local restaurant for your first date, so why not try something different and exciting instead with waterskiing, wakeboarding and powerboat racing on the agenda?”



This site is quite big. In addition, the registration process is very fast and will take just few minutes. On the homepage you will find some dating profiles and their descriptions. You can even read some basic information for each profile you like, but to be able to see more – you need to join their site.

A huge advantage on this site is that it offersan Android app for mobile users who are not using an iPhone.



This site is one of the older dating ones having been online since 1999.In addition, according to the text on their homepage, they have a rather impressive members’ database. It is also free to use this site: it’s free to join, free to message, free to mingle, free to meet! Their design could use a bit of updating, but most of the popular features that other sites have are also available here.



This site has been around for quite a while, appearing online in 2001. Currently, it is still a big player in the online dating market. The site is offering to meet a friend in 4 different categories: find a friend, online chat, make new friends and meet other like-minded people!

From their main features:

  • They manually review each new profile.
  • All your personal information is safe.
  • All profiles are created by people just like you.
  • Moderators are available who can review each profile manually

As a free member you can:

* Create your profile
* Search profiles
* Save profiles to your favourites
* View “who likes me”
* Select and send messages to members
* See who’s viewed you
* Receive email listings of new members joining
* Block members



This site is for successful and busy singles who do not have enoughtime to meet someone in real life because of their very busy schedules. According to the site, their members are mostly educated and rich people who looking for friendship, romance or maybe something more.

If you are a busy single from: Birmingham, Droitwich, Dudley, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Netherton, Nuneaton, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton; then this site is for you.

It is powered by the White Label Dating platform.



This is a completely free dating website although each profile has a number of credits. You can spend them when sending a message, adding a picture, using match feature, etc. When all creditsare spent, you can buy more.

Their interface could be a bit more attractive but, at the same time; it has all the required information so you will not have any problems when joining this site.

On August 17, 2016 (the date when this post went live) they had 1607 members from West Midlands.



This final dating sitechosen for our listis for people 40 years and older. So if you are single and at least 40 – this site is for you. It is absolutely free to join the site and to introduce yourself.

Main features of this site:

  • Profiles Checked for Authenticity
  • Free to Join and View Real Members
  • Available on Mobile
  • Customer Care Phone Line
  • Part of the Online Dating Protector Group

Success stories of members as well as some mature dating advice appear on the home page. For example:

Don’t send form letters that you cut and paste to 100 different potential dates online. Those are very easily spotted and a turn off. Karenna Alexander