ENTER THE AWARDS

The European Dating Awards are a celebration of excellence and expertise in all areas of the Dating Industry.

Established in 2014 in the UK, the Dating Awards recognise both companies and individuals. They not only reward established household names, but also celebrate newcomers to the field.

The Industry Awards offer a unique opportunity for companies and individuals to be recognised for their achievements in Dating Technology, Marketing, Media, Customer Service, Expertise and Entrepreneurship.

The European Dating Awards were established in 2016. The second, annual awards will return to the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, on Friday May 26th, coupled with the M14 Dating Conference. It’s a unique opportunity to network with journalists, websites, apps, events companies and bloggers.

Entering the Awards

Below are descriptions of all the 2017 Awards categories. To enter yourself or company for any of the awards, please click on the relevant award.

Companies or individuals may enter more than one award, however please make sure you submit a separate Entry Form for each Award which you would like to enter.

Entries will close on April 28th 2017 at 11.59pm GMT. The finalists will be announced on Twitter on Monday May 1st. The awards will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

Entries will only be considered complete once the accompanying administrative fee has been submitted. Anyone who began their services in or after April 2016 is eligible for the newcomer categories. All entry fees are subject to VAT. Please email admin@thedatingawards.com for a VAT receipt.
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Online Dating Brand of the Year 2017

This Flagship Award recognises the move to mobile, and as such celebrates both online dating sites and apps. Companies are eligible to enter if they run either an online dating website or app, or both.

Whilst membership size is obviously an important feature of a dating brand, our judges will also focus on a number of other factors, including design, user experience, customer service, safety, reputation and cost.

Dating App of the Year 2017

Dating App of the Year 2017 recognises the recent advancements in the European Dating Industry. The category is open to Dating Website Apps, and companies which only run an App. The Award is designed to recognise the best dating App in Europe. The Apps will be judged on a number of factors, including functionality, design, appearance, ease of use, safety, reputation, membership and cost.

Dating Expert of the Year 2017

Dating Expert of the Year is one of the most prestigous titles on offer at the European Dating Awards 2017. The Award is designed to celebrate Europe's best dating advice. Experts will be judged on a number of factors, including quality of advice, approachability, reputation and innovation.

Dating Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Dating Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the most prestigous titles on offer at the European Dating Awards 2017. The Award is designed to celebrate Europe's most innovative Dating Entrepreneurs.

Judges will look at a number of factors, including entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, community and global impact, and personal integrity and influence.

Matchmaking Agency of the Year 2017

The Matchmaking Agency of the Year 2017 is an extremely sought-after title at the European Dating Awards 2017. The Award is designed to celebrate Europe's favourite matchmakers. Matchmakers will be judged on a number of factors, including approachability, professionalism, innovation success rate, cost, customer service, reputation and partnerships.

Best New Dating App 2017

Best New Dating App 2017 is open to Dating Website Apps, and companies which only run an App and who began their services in or after April 2016. The Award is designed to recognise the latest innovations in dating apps in Europe. The apps will be judged on a number of criteria including functionality, design, appearance, ease of use, safety, reputation, membership, cost and innovation.

Best Niche Dating Site 2017

The European Dating scene is always changing, and needs to appeal to all kinds of daters. The Best Niche Dating Site 2017 Award recognises the importance of niche dating websites to the industry. The Award is designed to recognise the most well-established, innovative, specific and well-tailored Specialist Dating Site in Europe. Sites will be judged on a number of factors, including functionality, design, appearance, ease of use, safety, reputation, membership, cost, innovation and theme.

Best White Label Dating Site 2017

White Label sites represent a large share of the European Online Dating market, and as such this new award will recognise the innovation and creativity which White Label site owners add to their sites. The judges will look at factors including design, theme, blog, audience, and innovation.

Matchmaking Academy Best New Dating Individual 2017

The Matchmaking Academy Best New Dating Individual 2017 is open to new Matchmakers, Experts, Journalists, Entrepreneurs and Bloggers who began their services in or after April 2016. Judges will consider a number of factors, including achievements, quality of service, impact, partnerships and collaboration, and future ambition.

IOSquare Innovation in Dating 2017

One of the most exciting things about the Dating Industry is that it is ever changing, and it is home to a wealth of innovation. This new award is open to companies and individuals, and designed to showcase all forms of innovation within the industry. Entries can include products, campaigns, services and partnerships.

Safer Dating Award 2017

The Safer Dating Award is an open award designed to recognise all aspects of dating, and all kinds of safety initiatives, services or products. The Award is designed to encourage Daters to be safer when dating, and celebrate those companies aiming to help Daters.

Best Dating-Related Marketing Campaign 2017

Dating is big business, and there are some incredibly creative original adverts related to dating produced every year. The Award is designed to acknowledge the novelty and creativity of those campaigns. Marketing campaigns will be judged amongst other things, on appearance, overall message, novelty, impact and relevance.

Best Customer Service 2017

Customer service is extremely important to the Dating Industry. It is the foundation of a good reputation, and is something which the European Dating Awards considers vital. This category is open to companies and individuals, and judging will include mystery customer assessment.