When I decided to start this dating blog, back in 2017, the first thing I did was google other dating bloggers to see what they were doing. What did I like? What dating stories did I want to read? What sort of online dating experiences was I going to write about?

But I struggled. If you search for things like Top Dating Blogs, or Best Dating Blogs, or even if you narrow it down to UK Dating Blogs, Funny Dating Blogs, or Online Dating Blogs, the results are pretty unsatisfactory. What you mostly get is articles written by a bored web journalist somewhere, who did about ten minutes’ research to produce a list of the same sites that are on everyone else’s top dating blogs lists.

In a way you could say this research took me two years – but it was worth it. So here it is: a proper list of brilliant Dating Bloggers Who Are Actually Blogging About Dating, in no particular order… (but obviously starting with myself because, well, I can!)

1 Lucy Goes Dating

That’s me! Click the menu options up top to find out more and join me on my adventures, or follow me on Twitter @LucyGoesDating

2 A Dating Dad

A Dating Dad is a blog written by exactly that – a 30-something dad of four who is dating in the hope of finding his lego block. Following the somewhat shocking breakup of his 18-year marriage, Dating Dad embarked upon a quest to find someone to be the person who he could give the gherkins from his burger to, tracking his thoughts and ideas along the way initially through the blog and latterly also through Twitter and Instagram.Unlike many dating bloggers, A Dating Dad is not a tale of bad dates and woes, rather it is a collection of thoughts, questions and ideas facing daters in this era of swiping. That’s not to say his dates aren’t often disasters, of course, only that these rarely (though not never) make it to the blog.Regularly-written dating blogs are rare, and those written from a male perspective are rarer still. A Dating Dad provides this insight in often funny, occasionally insightful and sometimes thought-provoking weekly posts, and was recognised when named as a finalist in the dating category of the UK Blog Awards 2019.

3 Never Settle

Never Settle, run by Eve Greenow, was founded in 2014, six months after she came out of a 4-year toxic relationship. She felt compelled to write about her newfound issues, her personal dilemmas of Modern Dating, and contribute her little bit to anyone who would listen, of how not to make the same mistakes.

Nowadays, after winning the UK Blog Award 2019 for Dating and being highly commended in 2018, as well as several other nominations, Never Settle focuses on specific content to promote women’s health, dating and love life, as well as offering support in all areas of relationships for both men and women. Never Settle pushes the latest trends to the forefront of discussion, tackling controversial and taboo subjects head on, and looks to provide a range of outcomes to problems, and a way of achieving them, based on a mixture of personal experience and extensive psychological and sociological research. She’s even got her own ASK EVE section where she accepts all your anonymous questions, plus her new podcast.

4 Rainy Bay

Cara aka Rainy Bay is SINGLE AF – but you won’t find her moaning about her lack of Significant Other. Instead, she’s giving you a no-nonsense, no-bullshit guide to modern dating and the highs and lows of finding ‘The One’.A dating and mental health blogger (and persistent over-sharer), Cara says she looks at the world of dating from ‘a chubby girl’s perspective’, with a mission to live her life regardless of waist size or relationship status. An eating disorder survivor, her blog is filled with stories of her dating mishaps, advice on getting over heartbreak, and her dating pet peeve, ‘ghosting’.Cara has been featured in NowWoman and Fabulous magazine, telling her story of recovery and her journey of acceptance (body and love life alike). Rainy Bay is a feel-good blog that explores the highs and lows of looking for love, while asking ‘who even needs a boyfriend anyway?’

5 Alice In Wonderlust

Best known for being Britain’s most famous virgin, Alice blogs about love and relationships from a fairly unique perspective. Her dating posts range from light-hearted humorous posts, to thought-provoking deep‘n’meaningfuls, to reviews of dating books, apps, and events. She is also running a series called My Love Story, where bloggers discuss their love lives so far and what they have learned. In addition to dating, she blogs about general lifestyle topics, mystical things, and is branching out into the Law of Attraction – and how to apply it to your love life! Alice is best known for appearing on ITV’s This Morning to talk about being a virgin in your twenties, and she also won Best Individual Dating Blog at the 2018 UK Blog Awards and has written for publications including The Telegraph and The Metro. Alice is also currently writing a fiction novel and taking a stand-up comedy course. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercise, travel, and spending time with her dog, Poppy.

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