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If you're fed up with swiping right and left, we don't blame you. UrbanSocial is an established and well-regarded online dating site that has been bringing singles together online since 2003. After that many years experience of online dating, you can be right in assuming we know a thing or two about what it takes to successfully help singles find potential partners online.

We make sure that all the singles who join our site are fully protected. Our dedicated moderators are constantly working to ensure only genuine singles living in the UK join our dating site. This means you can rest assured you are only ever meeting real local UK singles. Our privacy policy and data guarantee also make sure you can trust us to always look after your personal information.

Once signed up, members can search for potential dates online using a number of fun and and varied search filters. From seeing who is online at the same time as you in Essex or who has been looking at your profile, singles have multiple opportunities to connect with each other.

We also have an award-winning dating blog that all our single members can benefit from. Our regular blogs give advice and tips on all aspects of dating, from what to wear on a date to how best to start up conversation online.

Meet Essex Singles

Home to England's oldest recorded town Colchester, the county of Essex also has one of the longest coastlines in England, lots of it's own islands, and is renowned for it's TV celebrities. The fast pace of Essex, with it's close links into the City of London, means singles across Essex are struggling to find meaningful relationships with like-minded singles they meet in their day-to-day lives. That's why so many local singles are turning to online dating to meet other local single men and women near them. Whether you're single in Barking, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Loughton, Romford, Upminster or Southend, local singles near you are online dating. Is it time you joined them?

In recent times there has been an explosion of different dating sites and apps available online. With such a selection to choose from it can be hard to know how to narrow it down. But picking the best dating site for you can make a difference to how well you get on.

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Essex Dating Ideas

Singles in Essex looking for some dating ideas are spoilt for choice, with so many varied dating venues across the county to choose from. If you're looking to make your date a bit more interesting than a catch up in your usual spot, try one of these different date ideas in Essex.

Relaxing Date

Spend an afternoon with your date enjoying one of Essex's finest exports, Tiptree. Head to the Visitor Centre for a tour of the farm and its strawberry fields by tractor, or dip into one of the many tea shops around Essex, including Tiptree itself to Billericay, Cressing Temple, Writtle and more. This date doesn't need to be all about jam and cream tea, you and your date can also explore the gin and vodka liquers and other products.

Activity Date

If the weather is good, a trip along the river is a great fair weather activity for a date. Known as THE place to hire rowing boats, Dedham also serves ice creams, afternoon tea and wine. With most bases covered, you and your date can get to know each other during a lazy day by the river.
Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6DH.

Evening Date

For an entertainment filled evening, head down to Cliffs Pavilion, where you and your date can enjoy the latest show. With something for everyone, there's also fun dining experiences on offer, and drinks and food packages to make it a one-stop shop for your date night.
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend on Sea, SS0 7RA.

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