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Charly Lester first founded The Dating Awards in 2014 as a response to questions which readers of her popular dating blog ’30 Dates’ sent in, asking for advice on which dating sites, apps and services to use.
Now in their 4th year, the UK Dating Awards is the largest dating industry event in the world, and Charly has also taken the Awards to the US and the European mainland.
Although not present, Tinder were awarded an honorary Trailblazer award, for “the dramatic effect which the application has had on the dating industry over the past 18 months.” Other winners were London startup True View, who won Newcomer App of the Year and Christian Connection, who were awarded Religious Dating Site of the Year.
The event, created by Charly Lester, was held at the Honourable Artillery Company’s Prince Consort Rooms in London.The London-based company founded by Brett Harding and Laurence Holloway also won Best Singles Party.Guardian Soulmates won Daters’ Favourite Website and Best Dating Related Advert.Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.
Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.Finding someone who shares your interests or lifestyle is important for lasting happiness.