Scotland Social
Review 2024

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Connecting singles for over 15 years

A place for romance and relationships

40% Female | 60% Male

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In-Depth Review of
Scotland Social

Scotland Social is a dating site for sociable singles across Scotland and the Borders. We tested the ability to sign-up in another European country initially and were denied access. 

So let’s say, for now, Scotland Social is exclusively for people living within Scotland and not Scottish people living abroad. That’s fair because, as the name suggests, it’s a site for people living within Scotland.

For over 17 years, Scotland Social has been bringing singles together, from Glasgow to Edinburgh, Dundee to Aberdeen, and further afield. If you’d like to see the site for yourself, it’s completely free to register, create a profile with information and photos, and search for singles in your area. What’s the catch? That’s as far as you get with the freemium plan. If you want to meet singles and go on dates, you’ll have to upgrade to the premium service.

With Scotland Social, you don’t get a fancy app, you don’t have to fill out a long questionnaire, and you don’t have to swipe through endless potential matches. You simply sign up, create a profile, and start browsing local singles by keyword. You’ll find people in their 20s, people in their 60s, and any age in between that’s looking to find love.

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Sign-up, create a profile and browse for free

Profiles are manually approved to prevent scammers

You can use the advanced filter feature to search


No Android or iOS app is available

Must purchase a membership for key features

Scotland Social Cost



Per month: €46.72
Total: €46.72



Per month: €31.17
Total: €93.50



Per month: €23.38
Total: €140.28

Signing Up for Scotland Social

Begin by providing your gender, the gender you’re interested in, your first name, date of birth, email, and password. Once this information has been accepted, you can start creating your profile. You just need to answer some information about yourself, write a short bio, and upload some photos.

After your account is set up and you have a profile, you can start browsing singles for free. However, you’ll have to pay for the premium subscription if you want to make contact with other singles. In this case, you have four options: a 1-month, 3-months, 6-months, or 1-year plan. The longer the subscription plan you choose, the less you pay per month.

You also have the option of purchasing a “Bolt-on.” These are one-time purchases that are cheaper than signing up for a subscription plan. Depending on which Bolt-on you purchase, they allow you to search VIP, read a notification, reply to messages, and contact other members. These might be ideal if you’re not sure about the website and want to give it a try for a little while.

Member Structure

From what we could tell, members range from younger to older. If we were to guess, the majority of members are in their 30s and 40s. That’s probably because most Scottish singles in their late teens and 20s are using dating apps like Tinder. That being said, we still saw plenty of Scotland Social users in their 20s as well.

Users are dispersed fairly evenly throughout Scotland. From Aberdeen to Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, Perth, Dumfries, Stirling, and everywhere in between, there are singles throughout.

Matching Process

Scotland Social doesn’t present you with individual profiles like most modern dating apps. It’s not a swipe left, swipe right type of dating site. Instead, there is a member area page with headshots of different members. Along with their photo, you can see their name, age, and town/city where they live. To learn more about them, just click on their profile.

When you open up someone’s profile, you can see what they’ve said about themselves so you can decide if they’re a good match. For instance, their characteristics show their eye and hair colour, height, ethnicity, and so on. Then there’s the “About” section when the user has written a few sentences about themselves. The “Is he/she looking for you?” section will tell you what exactly they’re looking for in a person. And then finally there are the answers they provided, such as “What do you do for fun?”

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Contact Options

All in all, the information provided in each profile should be enough to determine if you want to start a chat. When you do find someone you fancy, you have the option of asking them a question, sending them a message, sending a wink, or adding them to your favourites list. Users have the ability to accept or deny messages sent to them. There’s also the option to block someone if they are sending inappropriate or offensive messages. You can also report these users to Scotland Social and they’ll determine if they should be banned or not.

Oftentimes when you open the member area page, you will be presented with users from all over the place. Fortunately, you can narrow down your search by location so you only see members within a certain range of your town or city. Other search filters include the age range you’re looking for and keywords that you can type in manually. There’s also a featured profile highlighted in purple that might be just your type.

Scotland Social App

There is currently no Scotland Social application, but the site is mobile-optimised for use on your phone or tablet. All the same features are available on both the desktop and mobile versions of the site. We found that they both work almost exactly the same. 


Overall, our experience on Scotland Social was comparable to other dating sites of its nature. The platform may seem a little dated, but it’s easy to navigate and relatively straightforward. There aren’t a bunch of bells and whistles, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Almost all of the profiles we checked out seemed real and authentic. Plus, each member provides enough information to get an idea about their personality and lifestyle. If you live in a more remote village, there might not be a lot of members within your area, but people in larger communities should have plenty of options.

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