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DatingDirect.com is probably the biggest and most successful online dating services in the UK. If you are looking for love and romance and want a really good dating service to help you find it, we highly recommend DatingDirect.com.

Why not have a quick read below to see what other people have to say about DatingDirect.com.


 
Ros and Clive


My 24 year marriage had been very unsuccessful. I had two beautiful daughters but my confidence had been shot to pieces by my relationship with my husband.

At last, at the age of 44, somehow, I found the courage to follow my heart and moved from Northern Ireland to England to make a fresh start. I tried ringing chat lines and met a few people that way, but then I decided to register with DatingDirect.com. I have to admit that it was a last resort but I'm so glad I did it.

Clive picked up my profile and joined just in order to e-mail me. Mine wasn't a very detailed account and nor was his. I think it was the lack of expectation that seemed so attractive to me. We both took the attitude of "What have we got to lose?"

After a few emails we exchanged phone numbers and talked for 2 hours on the phone - enough to realise we were on the same wavelength. Checking out each other's photos helped too.

Then we met - a year ago last March - and we just clicked and my soul did a dance because it knew it had met its mate. I found it really difficult to keep still I was so excited. All the fundamental views and feelings matched and we fell in love....

Over a year on, I am making plans to move in with him. We are so unbelievably at ease in each other's company and he is so supportive of me. I know there is nothing I can do to put him off me. He loves me unconditionally and is so good to me.

We have just come back from Italy - a few days in a beautiful medieval hamlet in Tuscany - we rode tandem round the walls of Lucca and later, after a wonderful meal, watched the fireflies light up the hillside on our way home.

He's told me he wants to grow old with me and I can think of nothing I'd love more.

Thank you DatingDirect.com - for helping my dream come true! Ros

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Cara and Geoff


Hi! I resigned from DatingDirect.com as I actually met someone through it, Well- so far so good! I have met a wonderful man -Geoff - and although we live quite far apart I am hoping it will "work out" Before I joined DatingDirect.com I was with another well-known offline dating agency for two years! but never met ANYONE suitable! I was very apprehensive of the Internet but having joined and met Geoff through it I can't thank you enough!!

Cara

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Petra and Mark


Petra's Story

If it hadn't been for Pinky, I would not write this story today. Pinky, my Singaporean Chinese friend who met her husband of more than 3 years on the Internet asked me last August during my visit to the UK when I would finally move over there for good. "If you find me a nice bloke to live with", I replied, obviously joking. But then you don't know Pinky... She took it as a mission. Sent me the link to the DatingDirect.com site shortly after I had returned to Singapore asking me about my "preferences" and volunteering to go on the hunt for me. Sounded like fun, but I decided to do the "hunt" myself and pasted a profile on your site some time last September. Reckoning I wouldn't stand much chances to receive any responses if I were to be honest about my location in the Far East I based myself in San Francisco. Besides, I had lose plans in my mind which were directing me towards a next job in the US...

How can I forget the day that was to change my life? It was the 11th of December 2000, the day I returned from a shitty business trip to Bangladesh. After a night without sleep on the plane it was kind of refreshing despite my tiredness to read Mark's note in my inbox: "Hi Petra, if you did not live 6000 miles away, I would ask you out..." Yes, I did live 6000 miles away, more than that in fact, but I still had to chuckle at the thought that Mark had obviously shot his arrow westwards not aware that it would land in the East...

The following weeks and months were kind of crazy. Writing up to 5 e-mails a day, chatting online at ungodly hours, phone calls either very early in the morning or in the middle of the night. Something had to be done and Mark was about to do it at the end of the month, on the verge of breaking into a new, the real millennium. But this one seemed to have the bug, since he backed out at the last minute. Second thoughts? Too crazy an idea to fly to Singapore to find out who was behind the words on the screen? His explanation made more sense to me than he dreamt possible believing that I would never talk to him again after having been stood up like that.

The conversations continued, even more than before. That "wobbler" of his had brought us closer somehow. Business plans had me booked on a flight to Europe in early March but suddenly it all seemed so long away. I secretly made enquiries about fares from Singapore to London. Quantas had a fairly good offer at the beginning of February so plans began to form in MY mind this time. Talking to him about me coming over for a weekend, Mark was enthusiastic straight away. However, no one else seemed to understand that crazy idea to fly from Singapore to London for a weekend on a blind date. But even though I also not only considered this remotely but completely crazy I knew that I was doing the right thing and that I would not regret it in the end...

I took off on Thursday night, 8th February touching down in Heathrow 14 hours later on Friday morning at 6 am local time. We met in Eastbourne the same evening and had some 60 hours together before I had to leave again to catch my flight back to Singapore on early Monday morning, 12th February.

What could describe better the weekend that would change both our lives forever than the card that Mark wrote in 2 parts, one while I was on my way to the UK, one while I was on the way back, the card that arrived in my letterbox the day before yesterday making me realise that sometimes, just sometimes, dreams do come true:

8/2/01

Dear Petra

As I write this, you are more than half-way through your flight. I haven't stopped thinking of you in the air, racing towards me, ever since you took off. I hope you are having a good sleep right now. I am about to try - don't feel tired, though. No surprise. Well, we're about to find out the answers to our questions. However well we've got on on-line and on the telephone - we both do still have questions. My main question is: Are you really what I have dared to think you might be? (And I don't have to tell you what that is). Now the answer....

12/2/01

You're about an hour away from landing in Singapore and we both know the beautiful truth. I don't have to write a single word about 'the answer'. I've tried today, several times, to fully appreciate what has happened and it virtually brings me to tears, it's so joyful. Our lives have changed forever, Petra, what do you think about that? The last thing you were saying on the phone was if I could handle a distance relationship. My answer is: after 40 years, now I know you are real and not just a figment of my wishful imagination. With that knowledge, I can stand another few months (just). Love Mark X

Mark will be moving to Singapore in July. From there we will take it together....

Mark's Story

No matter how many times you hear it said that the best things in life come to you in a way that you would least expect, it still seems incredible when, seemingly out of the blue, something wonderful happens. Why say seemingly? Because we ourselves almost always set the scene for that so-called 'out of the blue' thing to happen, whether we realise it at the time, or not.

When I looked at the DatingDirect.com ads posted in the USA it was just out of curiosity. I wanted to know how many there were compared to the UK, where I am from. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the profile of a girl called Petra in San Francisco. This one was talking directly to me. I must have looked at that page for half an hour thinking that if she didn't live 6000 miles away I would definitely have wanted to go out with her. For some reason I can't quite figure out I sent her a message telling her just that. I thought little of it at the time, except that maybe it would be a nice compliment for her to receive and that I really did wish she didn't live on another continent. It turned out to be the best move I ever made.

Again for some reason I can't quite figure out, I wasn't at all that surprised to get a reply. And it turned out that she lives even further away on yet another continent, in Singapore. She had thought she would be moving to San Francisco with work, but didn't in the end. Anyway, in no time at all we were exchanging daily emails, distance or no distance.

I can see it now, although Petra says she saw it almost straight away. Everything that has followed has been utterly inevitable. I think that at some time in most of our lives, some annoyingly smug person tells us, "It's just that you haven't met the right one yet." We reply with a ritual snort, wonder how such annoying smugness is possible and file the thought away in the subconscious where it hibernates. Then, if and when you do meet the right one, out bursts the thought like a marching brass band and yes your smug friend is there; out front, doing the baton-twirling and winking infuriatingly at you.

My first message was sent early in December last year and by just after Christmas, we were ready for me to book a flight to Singapore to spend New Year. Without going into all the details about why, I got cold feet at the last moment. I know it upset and confused Petra at the time but, thank goodness, the 'right one' effect is as strong as anything imaginable. Just over two weeks ago, we decided that we couldn't wait any longer before meeting in person. We had been going to meet up in March when Petra was due to come to Europe on business and to visit friends and family but that was just going to be too long to wait. So she came to England on the 9th February for the weekend. Crazy? No. It turned out that it would have been crazy not to. I was crazy not to at New Year.

At this point I would like to say that neither of us has any particular difficulty with the opposite sex, or any reason to fall in love too easily with someone who just happened to be there. We are a pair of normal, attractive and up-together people who were not satisfied either to hang around on the off chance of meeting a dream partner, or to make do with second best. The thing is, we both feel now that we have met the love of our lives. We phone, e-mail and text each other constantly. Over the next couple of months we have planned a week in Germany, where Petra is from, and two separate weeks in England. Then, in five months time, when my work situation allows, I will move to Singapore to live with Petra for good.

Thank you DatingDirect.com for the well set up system that helped this to happen. As I'm sure you are aware there are masses of agencies out there. But when I saw yours, I thought straight away that it seemed that little bit more genuine than the others I looked at and that it had been designed with a rare sensitive touch. I'm sure that it must give you a little glow of satisfaction every time you read a story like this, and why not?

Here's one customer you'll never see again.

Mark Perucki

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Kathy and Martin


Martin's story

Kathy and I are madly in love, having met Via
DatingDirect.com. As professional marketeers, we are delighted at how easy it all was.

Isn't it amazing what you can find on the net...and we only live 9 miles apart!

Kathy's Story

I've cancelled my membership today because I've met a wonderful man called Martin through your service and we've fallen madly and passionately in love. He's asked me to marry him and I've said YES.

He only lives a few miles from me (Stratford-upon-Avon, said to be the most romantic town in Britain!), so we've been able to progress a deep relationship very quickly through living so close. That and the use of daily emails has led to a very fulfilling romance and we're both happy to tell our story.

I hope that through our taking part in publicity, it will bring hope to the tens of thousands of other singles out there that you can find true love through a 21st century media. It's certainly worked for us and we're very happy.

Thanks for making two people very happy. As we say, 'it's amazing what you find on the Net'.

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