How many Irish dating websites are there?

Oh, there are several hundred dating websites, but most…

  • Are too small
  • They want to rip you off
  • Have a massive excess of men

This leaves around 30 good dating sites of which half are only intended for certain target groups, for example, homosexuals or disabled singles.

The biggest and really well-functioning dating sites can be found in this dating directoy!


How many Irish singles are looking for a partner on online dating sites?

Here is a sense of its scale:

  • 5 million people live in Ireland.
  • 15% are Irish singles between the ages of 18 and 65 (750,000).
  • 40% take part in online-dating regulary (300,000).

In addition, there are around 100,000 people who take part in online dating, even though they are not single at all…


How many singles actually fall in love on Irish dating websites?

There are many different studies that all arrive at a similar conclusion:

  • Around 50% of those who want dates manage to arrange them.
  • Around 25% fall in love

Many, however, don’t actually want to fall in love, only to have some fun…

Incidentally, the big losers in online dating are men from the working classes, who have little to offer women.


Online Dating Sites: Which portal is best for you?

Our test winners in the above list are the more than 75% of registered singles in Ireland, who are seriously looking for a partner. All portals fulfil the following conditions:

  • A more than sufficient amount of active members
  • A similar amount of men and women
  • Personally vetted profiles
  • Secure environment
  • Fair contract terms

You can try out all these online dating sites in peace, without having to pay any money!


Are large dating sites better?

Well, that depends! The larger, the more…

  • Singles to choose from
  • New, exciting members every day
  • Competition against which you have to prevail

Competition applies especially in the market place for singles where everyone can see and write to everyone.

Size, on the other hand, is always an advantage in dating agencies because the matchmaking algorithm can suggest suitable candidates to you with greater accuracy.


Keep 2 things in mind:

1. What exactly do you want?

tip1 #keyword
  • Are you looking specifically for a new life partner?
  • Or do you want to flirt and arrange casual dates?
  • Or perhaps an intimate encounter?

Pay attention to the test winners above, to check whether they really do suit your intentions!

2. Suitable for your age?

tip2 Online Dating Sites
  • Some online dating sites are especially popular with younger people.
  • With most the focus is between 25 and 50 years of age.
  • There are fewer portals with a large amount of singles of 50 plus!

Make sure that the dating site of your choice has sufficient members of a suitable age group!


Online Dating Sites: How to find your provider....

Simply register with 2-3 dating sites, FREE OF CHARGE and see what happens:

  • What kind of singles are active in your area?
  • How many are online right now?
  • Who is writing you an email?

After a few days you will know which dating site you feel most comfortable with.

You can find out completely free of charge. And it only takes a few minutes!


What about all the other online dating sites?

Are you young? Do you have above average looks? Or are you rich? Then you could also try a free flirt-app like Tinder.

For most singles, though, it can be very frustrating:

  • Men receive very few answers to emails, because with free flirt-apps many more men than women are registered.
  • Women are stressed out because the men have no class or only want to play around.

The premium dating sites are much better:

  • More or less the same amount of men and women
  • Everybody has paid, so they are all genuinely interested
  • No hard-bitten rivalry
  • Virtually no fakes and non-active members
  • Support in getting to know each other

That’s why you should opt for one of the top dating sites!


Online Dating Sites: I find these portals bad...

There are simply not that many really good dating websites these days. Here are a few examples of providers that are not that great:

Badoo.com Online Dating Sites

Among flirt-apps, Badoo is the best of the rest! It has a lot of members (but also a lot of fakes) and anyone who wants to use the app correctly has to pay.

Match.com Online Dating Sites

Well, the old classic match.com is a little outdated. Nowadays, our test winners listed above, quite simply, offer a smarter dating service for the same money.

Tinder App Online Dating Sites

Tinder is used by many young people to arrange casual dates. However, a lot of idiots are out and about and you know as good as nothing about the other person before the encounter.

That’s why 8 out of 10 dates are a complete flop. And that’s if you ever do get anything arranged...

Flirt.com Online Dating Sites

In contrast to the competition Flirt.com is constructed in a way that is much too slapdash. It has hardly any functions and eventually it bores you to death. Quite simply, there are better portals.

I advise against trying these portals out.
You’ll not only waste your time, but also your money!


Petra Frömsdorf
Petra Frömsdorf
Petra Frömsdorf has been monitoring the world of online dating sites since 2011. In the media she is considered the leading expert on the topic of "Online Dating Sites".