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All over the world, Midsummer's Eve is known as the romantic and potent night of the year. Many believe you can discover the name of your future lover on Midsummer's Eve.

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Welcome to Midsummer's Eve

- UK and Ireland's award-winning original free dating site - celebrating twelve years of love, romance and friendship! With thousands of marriages, dozens of babies born, hundreds and hundreds of new lasting friendships formed, we're your number one choice for finding friendship and love online.

A little history: we started in August 1999 as a free online dating site. The site grew exponentially, with fantastic reviews in the Daily Mail, Mirror, Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Computer Weekly and many other publications. We were nominated as Steve Wright's Web Site of the Day (BBC Radio 2) and a year later we got the accolade again! As far as we know we're the only web site ever to have won the award twice. Whilst other dating sites began charging extortionate prices for dating services, we decided to keep dating free. We're proud to have been offering our successful service free of charge ever since. To keep the bank manager happy we have also introduced some optional paid-for services which we call Essentials.

Our philosophy is simple - Midsummer's Eve gives you:

  • Free Messaging with no restrictions on exchanging contact details such as phone numbers or email addresses
  • Free Mingling and Flirting features so you can break the ice with potential dates
  • Free Friendship features so you can explore romance whilst making new friends along the way
  • Free Real-Life Meetups organised by members, for members so you can get out and about and meet new people
  • Free Conversations so you can get to know other members in an informal and relaxed online environment
  • High Quality - we're not scared to remove scammers, tricksters or people who are clearly unsuitable to date. We don't keep such low-quality people just to boost our numbers - we have no need to do this, unlike other dating sites.
  • No gimmicks, no overblown promises, no tricks - we offer the free dating services you really need to meet new people.

Free dating

Midsummer's Eve is the UK's first and oldest free dating site. We pioneered the concept of offering online dating services free of charge. We were not set up as a business, but set up to try to make a genuine difference in people's lives. With tens of thousands of members in the UK, USA and all over the world, we're one of the premiere web sites for dating.


Whilst we're first and foremost a successful dating site, we also have pioneered the concept of social dating. This means that even if you haven't met and fallen in love with one of our members yet, you'll be meeting new friends along the way. One of the things that our members find surprising, is that they went in search of love, but found dozens of genuine lasting friendships as well. How do we do this? Mainly through our fab meetups feature. Members propose a meetup - it could be a theatre trip, pub visit, walk in the country or anything really. Other members sign up and go! There have been literally hundreds of meetups throughout the UK and all over Europe since we've been offering this service. Why not join us to find out what's going on in your area?


Whilst there's a lot going on, we have never forgotten the one thing that makes falling in love special - the sheer romance of it all. We're incurable romantics ourselves (that's we set up a free dating site in the first place) and we just love seeing relationships blossom, friendships form, and marriages result. We've thousands of success stories already, but there's always room for one more - and we want it to be you! Please join us and find out the real meaning of romance.

The meaning of Midsummer's Eve

Finally a quick word about our name. Midsummer's Eve is renowned the world over as being the most romantic night of the year. As Shakespeare understood so well, the spirits come alive on this special, magical night. In fact folklore has it that charms and divinations, predictors of love, will work on this night alone. That's why we named our site Midsummer's Eve.