Supporting and training the matchmakers of tomorrow through her training programme ‘Matchmaker Academy’ she takes an active and hands on approach to changing the face of matchmaking.In addition to winning an i Date Award in 2014, Caroline won the title of Matchmaker of the Year at the inaugural UK Dating Awards and was the Head Judge at both the 2015 UK Dating awards and at the first European Dating Awards that took place this year in Amsterdam.
One of Britain’s leading Dating Industry experts, Charly Lester set up the UK Dating Awards in April 2014 as a response to the emails she received from readers of her dating blog ’30 Dates’, asking for advice on which dating sites and apps to use.
Renowned for her honesty and first-hand experience, Charly’s dating advice has appeared in the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, Mirror, Metro and Evening Standard.
The Association promotes best practice and standards for companies running dating websites.
Dan is particularly passionate about eradicating scammers from dating sites, and to this end he co-founded Scamalytics which allows the dating industry to share intelligence about scammers abusing their services.
She also speaks regularly on both LBC and BBC radio - most recently debating the pro’s and con’s of ‘dick pics’ on Woman’s Hour!
I’m thrilled to be involved in the UK Dating Awards 2016, having seen it grow into the biggest event in the dating industry calendar, and the entrants of an increasingly high standard year on year - I can’t wait to see what this year holds in store!
Dan Winchester has worked in the online dating industry since 2005, when he founded one of the UK's first free dating websites, Free uk.
He is an active supporter of the dating industry, speaking at various dating conferences, and more recently helping to set up the UK's Online Dating Association, of which he is a Director.
It’s so good to see the Awards becoming the international brand of excellence I always hoped they would be. Caroline is the founding matchmaker of Mutual Attraction, London’s leading award winning dating agency.