About DatingInsider

About DatingInsider

The world of online dating has dramatically transformed how people make connections in the twenty-first century. Everything from finding dates, to maintaining communication, to meeting 'the one' has been changed considerably due to the advent of online dating, and this has led to some of these sites and companies becoming major businesses, with further growth predicted.

DatingInsider is an independent comparison portal for dating sites. Based on our objective test reviews we want to help you to find the best dating site for your needs. Our reviews are free.

Our site contains tests of normal dating sites, mobile dating sites, casual dating sites as well as matchmaking sites.

In South Africa there are thousands of dating sites, often with a variety of different offers and prices. Our goal is to give you a transparent overview of dating sites in South Africa so that you can pick the ones that will fit you best

Our Mission

Here at DatingInsider, we see ourselves as leaders in the field of independent and objective market research in the area of dating sites and dating apps. Our goal is to test these sites and apps, and to provide detailed insights of which services work best for specific user needs. In this way, we intend to provide users in South Africa with a regularly updated overview of which sites best suit their needs at any given time.

Alongside offering a market overview, we aim to provide our readers with a range of practical tips and pieces of advice, regarding how they can improve their chances in the world of online dating. These tips have come from first hand experience, as well as from the many and wide-ranging comments our users have provided us with.

Our Team

The Editorial Team

Our editorial team is made up of both freelance and permanent journalists and editors, all of whom have a passion for online dating and internet business. Many of the editors who work with DatingInsider have a professional history in the world of online dating, and are thus well versed in this industry. Their experience and expertise has given them a sense for changes in this business - they know what to look out for, which way the winds of change are blowing, and what the next big thing may be. However, despite our combined years of work in online dating, our most valuable resource is the multitude of people who feed back to us their experience in this field - providing us with both the good and bad sides of the online dating sphere.

The Initiators

  • Artur: Keeping in touch with dating providers, and following the market trends
  • Philipp: Takes care of administration and processes
  • Florian: ensures that the technological side of our site is ticking over nicely

Ratings and Commissions

Our goal has always been to provide our overviews free of charge to those looking for information on online dating, dating sites and dating apps. DatingInsider therefore strives to publish all reports and experiences free of charge, and will continue to do so.

Despite this, we have no intention of hiding the fact that we do receive some commission from certain online dating sites. However, we must point out that such commissions have no influence over our judgements, reports, and evaluations. On top of this, we try to negotiate identical commissions from all of the providers we work with, in order to make it irrelevant to us which site or service comes out on top. These commissions are necessary in order to help us continue providing a free service for our users, as well as running our website and - above all - paying our editors and journalists for their valued time.

It is a point of principle for DatingInsider to recommend dating sites which can be tried by the user free of charge, in order for them to find out whether or not the site is suitable for their needs. DatingInsider is primarily an advisory service, pointing users in positive directions, and providing warnings against potential pitfalls. We will only receive a commission once the user has settled into a site, feels comfortable using it, and is ready to pay for it. As such, we carefully evaluate dating sites specifically according to different target groups, and we also take the time to offer regional recommendations (depending on how many users a particular dating service, site or app has in a region or city). This is for the simple reason that users will only stay with a dating site for a decent amount of time, connect with people, and not move on if they are satisfied with the level of service the site is providing.