UK dating awards

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UK Dating Awards, shortened to the UKDAs, are annual awards given for excellence in the British dating industry. The UKDAs were first conferred in 2014.[1]

The nominations in each category are generated by self-entry. Entries are then shortlisted, and winners voted on by a panel of industry experts. Certain categories are voted for in a public vote.[2]

The Awards are presented at a ceremony at Armoury House in North London.[3] They are supported by the Online Dating Association.[4]

The Awards were created by Charly Lester, a dating blogger, journalist and former Global Head of Dating for Time Out media group.[5] In 2015 Lester announced the creation of complementary US Dating Awards and European Dating Awards,[6] both of which launched in 2016.

Winners[edit]

2016[edit]

  • Best Customer Service - Drawing Down the Moon Matchmaking
  • Online Dating Brand of the Year - The Inner Circle
  • Daters' Favourite Dating Site - Christian Connection
  • Dating App of the Year - Hinge
  • Best New Dating Brand - ooOo
  • Dating Expert of the Year - Jo Hemmings
  • Matchmaking Agency of the Year - Simantov International
  • Upcoming Matchmaker of the Year - Soiree Society NI
  • Dating Writer of the Year - Stella Grey
  • ioSquare Innovation Within the Industry - Good Deed Dating
  • Best Dating-Related Marketing Campaign - TrueView
  • Scamalytics Safer Dating Award - TrueView
  • Best Niche Dating Brand - Christian Connection
  • Best Use of Social Media - Lovestruck.com
  • Matchmaker Academy Best New Dating Individual - Ane Auret
  • Dating Events Brand of the Year - Smudged Lipstick
  • Dating Ink Dating Blogger of the Year - Naomi Lewis
  • Best Commercial Dating Blog - Cupid.com
  • Best Dating TV Show - First Dates
  • Founder's Award - George Kidd

2015[edit]

  • Founder’s Award – For 30 Years Service to the Industry – Mary Balfour, Drawing Down the Moon [7][8]
  • Online Dating Brand of the Year – Lovestruck.com
  • Daters’ Favourite Dating Site – Christian Connection
  • Dating Writer of the Year – Daisy Buchanan
  • Dating Expert of the Year – Susan Quilliam
  • Dating Entrepreneur of the Year – Turn Partners
  • Best Newcomer Individual – Tara McDonnell
  • Blogger of the Year – Jordi Sinclair, 30 Something London
  • Best New Dating Site – Bristlr
  • Best New Dating App – Clocked
  • Matchmaking Agency of the Year – Drawing Down the Moon
  • Best Niche Dating Site –Christian Connection
  • Best White Label Dating Site – We Love Dates
  • Dating Events Brand of the Year – The Inner Circle
  • Most Original Dating Event – Playdate
  • Innovation in the Dating Industry – TrueView
  • Safer Dating – Venntro
  • Best Dating-Related Marketing Campaign – Match.com
  • Best Commercial Dating Blog – Toyboy Warehouse
  • Best Customer Service – Guardian Soulmates

2014[edit]

  • Dating Website of the Year – Lovestruck.com[9][10]
  • Best Newcomer Dating App – TrueView
  • Daters’ Favourite Dating Site – The Guardian Soulmates
  • Best Religious Dating Site – Christian Connection
  • Dating App of the Year – Lovestruck.com
  • Best Newcomer Dating Website – The Inner Circle
  • Best Niche Dating Site – Muddy Matches
  • Matchmaker of the Year – Caroline Brealey, Mutual Attraction
  • Blogger of the Year – Katy Horwood, All Sweetness and Life
  • Dating Journalist of the Year – Andy Jones
  • Dating Expert of the Year – Jo Hemmings
  • Dating Entrepreneur of the Year – Turn Partners
  • Best New Dating Individual – Saskia Nelson
  • Dating Column of the Year – Tom Craine, Cosmopolitan
  • Dating Blog of the Year – All Sweetness and Life
  • Best New Dating Blog – Urban Social - UrbanSocial
  • Dating TV Show of the Year – First Dates
  • Best Magazine for Dating – Cosmopolitan - Cosmopolitan
  • Best Dating-Related Marketing Campaign – The Guardian Soulmates
  • Safer Dating Award – Scamalytics
  • Best London Dating Event – The Inner Circle
  • Best Speed Dating Event – Date in a Dash
  • Best Food or Drink Event – Table8
  • Most Original Dating Event – Loveflutter
  • Best Singles Party – Lovestruck.com
  • Founder’s Award – Trailblazer of the Year – tinder

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edmunds, Simon “UK Dating Awards Seeks to Bring Industry Together” Global Dating Insights
  2. ^ Edmunds, Simon “UK Dating Awards Seeks to Bring Industry Together” Global Dating Insights
  3. ^ Bye, Samantha “10 things you need to know about the future of dating” Metro
  4. ^ “Celebrating the UK Dating Awards” Online Dating Association
  5. ^ Edmonds, Lizzie “Michelin stars for the best online dating sites” Evening Standard
  6. ^ "Standard Entries For First Ever European Dating Awards Close This Friday". Global Dating Insights. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  7. ^ Edmunds, Simon “Here is the Full List of UK Dating Award Winners 2015” Global Dating Insights
  8. ^ Edmunds, Simon “Christian Connection & Lovestruck Big Winners at UK Dating Awards” Global Dating Insights
  9. ^ Edmunds, Simon “Lovestruck and Guardian Soulmates win top prizes at UK Dating Awards” Global Dating Insights
  10. ^ Brealey, Caroline “A Fantastic Night : The UK Dating Awards 2014” Huffington Post

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