The 3 Best Online Dating Sites in Denmark

When I think about online dating in Denmark, Austria comes to mind. Much like the online dating scene in Austria, Denmark has a small but pretty effective online dating market. The best online dating sites in Denmark are full of members and give you excellent chances to find love in this country. For the sites that I mention below, it helps if you live in Copenhagen, which has the highest number of singles compared to any other city in the country.

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Danish Model – Josephine Skriver (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles and women looking for “clients.” Usually, I can spot these profiles pretty easily. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile. As a general rule of thumb, the more boring the profile, the more boring the person.

Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top two dating sites in Denmark. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

  1. Dating.dk
  2. Match.com
  3. Single.dk
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Danish Model – Nina Agdal (Source: Flickr)

1. Dating.dk

Launched in 1998, Dating.dk is Denmark’s largest dating site, with over 530,000 registered members. This site has a simple visual design, slightly dated to my eye, and an easy-to-navigate website.

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Dating.dk

Dating.dk is not a flashy website in terms of features either, but everything looks fine and works well. It’s obvious that the people behind Dating.dk continue to actively support this site, with events, articles, YouTube videos and killer customer support all in attendance here.

With so many users, this is definitely a site you’ll want to try out – if you speak Danish and live in Denmark that is. If you don’t live in Denmark or speak the language, you won’t be able to sign up, which will make it a difficult site to use.

Sign up Process

Sign-up on Dating.dk is surprisingly easy. To start, enter your preferred match gender, age-range and geographical proximity, and either link your Facebook account or manually enter your username, password, gender, birthday, postcode and email.

After this, you are free to browse the site and search through profiles for a match. There is no lengthy personality test or anything like that to take, though there is more to fill out in your profile, when you feel like it. These sections include more information about your ideal match’s appearance, lifestyle, background, interests and values.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You can choose between Quick and Detailed searches, with various filters (age, location, habits, appearance, etc.) to choose from to narrow down your search. You can also let Dating.dk do the work for you. Select criteria for your ideal match, and Dating.dk will find and recommend matches for you, even sending them to you by email.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Communicating with potential matches on Dating.dk is much the same as on other dating sites. You can start things off by sending Interest, and take it up a notch by sending a message or starting a chat if they’re online.

Unfortunately, messages and chat only support text, no audio or video. And, of course, you can also add profiles to your Favorites.

Unique Site Features

Dating.dk does well in supporting itself as a dating website by providing various related media and services. For example, Dating.dk has an extensive YouTube channel, filled with videos. And not just quick 30-second promotional videos either – some of these videos are 10-minutes plus.

Videos include roundtable discussions on dating and relationships, user interviews, how-to videos for using the site, and fun dating experiments where blind dates are set up between two members.

Dating.dk also links to a blog with articles on love, dating and relationships, as well as tips for using the site. Finally, Dating.dk organizes and hosts many live events for its users, everything from cocktail parties and organized trips to live concerts.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Free – Create a profile, add photos, search/browse members, view full profiles, send Interest
  • Premium – Unlimited communication, advanced search options, invisible browsing, CPR Warranty (Dating.dk verifies your age and zip code), see who’s favorited you or visited your profile
  • Highlights – Highlighted profile in search results

 

2. Match.com

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Match Denmark

Match Denmark (dk.match.com) is the Danish branch of the amazingly popular dating site Match.com. It is the second best online dating site in Denmark.

Match Denmark started in 2002 and has around 300,000 profiles to its name. The site’s members also have access to, and can flirt with, Match members around the world, which brings the total active member pool up to over 20 million.

Match Denmark has a clean, uncluttered website design and basic but dependable features. Its main drawbacks are exclusivity: unless you actually live in Denmark, you won’t be able to sign up. You may get in the site for a while, but eventually the security measures will kick in, see that you’re not in Denmark, and you’ll be booted back to the sign-up page.

Google translate also has troubles on this site, so unless you speak Danish, browsing will be a chore. Bottom-line: if you live in Denmark, speak Danish, and are looking for singles, you’d be crazy to not try out this site.

Sign up Process

Sign-up is quicker than it seems. All you need to do to create a profile is enter your gender, match gender, birthday, username, password, and email address. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be directed to the first of nine pages of questions concerning your personality, appearance, lifestyle and interests, and those of your ideal match.

You don’t have to fill all these out right away, however. If you want to get right to exploring the site, simply click on one of the tabs up top. You might be prompted to select three matches to give Match an idea of what kind of profiles you like.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You have three options for locating your ideal match:

  1. Basic search: Born on the same day as me, It’s their birthday, Perfect matches, Reverse matches and Mutual matches
  2. Advanced search: Choose between different filters to narrow down your search, such as age, location, appearance, and lifestyle choices.
  3. Shuffle: A Tinder-like feature in which you like or dislike random profiles, and Match notifies you in the case of a mutual match.

How to Communicate with Other Members

As a free member, you can browse and search to your heart’s content, and send out Flirts, but if you want to actually talk to someone, you’ll have to pay for a premium membership.

Premium members can also send messages, and start chats with members who are online. Unfortunately, there is no audio or video support available. And, of course, you can also add profiles to your Favorites.

Unique Site Features

Match Denmark brings together singles out in the real world as much as they do online. Head to the Events tab at the top of the page, and you’ll see tons of different listings.

Match Denmark hosts both Evenings and Activities. Evenings are relaxed gatherings, often for drinks at a bar or pub, while Activities are more energetic affairs, like cooking or photography courses, cocktail classes, or guided tours for special museum exhibitions.

Most events are completely free, and you can often bring up to 3 of your friends along with you, whether they are members of Match Denmark or not.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Free – Create a profile, upload a photo, search/browse/watch profiles, receive messages, send messages to Connect members, use Shuffle limited
  • Premium – Unrestricted use of Shuffle, see who has visited or favorited you, start live chats and message with anyone, customer support
  • Extras:
    • Incognito Mode – Invisible browsing
    • Boost – Boost your profile, advanced placement in search results, extended communication options

 

3. Single.dk

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Single.dk

Single.dk has been online since 1999 and is a good third option. They use powerful algorithms to find you the perfect match. Their stated goal is to create relationships that flourish, year after year.

Single has around 50,000 active profiles, and more than 2,500 new members each week. This site has a modern, polished design that invites you to sign up for a membership just to see more. Single doesn’t have many features, but they actually use this fact to their advantage, for this lends a simple, uncluttered feel to the entire website, and the features they do use are excellent.

It’s unclear exactly when the cut-off point is, but after browsing for a while, Single requires a mobile-phone verification with a Danish phone number to continue. Single says this is to ensure there are no fake or foreign profiles on the site. So all-in-all, Single is a great website…if you’re in Denmark.

Sign up Process

To sign up, select your gender, birthday, location, email and password. To proceed you’ll have to agree to receive periodic emails and offers from the site. Next, fill out your profile by describing your appearance, lifestyle and attitude, what you love, how you would be with your girlfriend, and what your friends would say about you.

Next, select a profile name and upload a photo. You can skip a photo for now, but without one your profile will be hidden and you’ll be blocked from seeing others’ photos. To finish, select 5 profiles you find interesting.

How to Locate Potential Matches

Immediately after finishing your profile, you are directed to the Matchmaker page. Single shows you a number of profiles, which you “like” or “dislike”, and you’ll both be notified when there’s a match. After working your way through a few matches, you’ll have to answer 10 questions about yourself, which Single will use to match you with compatible users.

You can also perform custom searches of your own, filtering by any category included in your own profile: basic information, appearance, lifestyle, etc. 

How to Communicate with Other Members

To woo that perfect match, you have a few options for introducing yourself, all of which you’ve most likely seen before. You can “Show interest”, save their profile to your Favorites, send a message (text-only) and start a chat. These last two options are available to premium members only. Single describes their free membership as an appetizer, with the full meal only available to premium members.

Unique Site Features

On a user’s profile, you will see how you match up based on questions you answer. Match categories include Dating, Cohabitation, Personality, Lifestyle, Ethics/Morality, Community, and Overall Match Score. You can view your Overall Match Score in more detail, and see which questions you both answered and your answers to these questions.

You can also answer questions they have answered, and see right away if your answers match up. The more questions you answer, the more accurately Single can find a compatible match for you. Examples of questions are “Violence solves problems?”, and “Could you imagine to have a threesome with your partner and another person?”.

If you are familiar with OkCupid’s question matching system, you’ll feel right at home here.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create profile, upload photos, search/browse/view profiles, show interest, save to favorites
  • Gold – Send/receive messages, start chats

 

Online Dating Strategy: 

  • A lot of what I learned while dating online was through trial and error, planting a lot of seeds in order to get success…learning what works and doesn’t work and refining my approach along the way. You might have your own online dating strategy, and that is cool, but if you don’t and need a starting point, go and buy my e-book, Online Dating Success: How to Find Love Anywhere in the World. In the book I go into detail about how to set up a profile, what I recommend writing for your initial and follow up messages, when to ask the woman/man you’re interested in to go offline for a date, and more.

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Further Reading

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