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Times Encounters Cost of Membership 2018

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If you’re a Times reader looking to meet a like-minded singleton aged 35+, Encounters Dating is for you. This online dating site has been created by the minds behind the Times and the Sunday Times and  is a popular choice, it has more than 82,000 members on board all of which are a reflection of the Times audience, meaning they’re educated professionals with a vast assortment of sophisticated interests.

Intelligent personality, lifestyle and interests balancing helps the matching system pair up individuals with their most compatible partners, all the while focusing on safety and anonymity. When you sign up for a free Encounters Dating account, other members will only be able to see your username – not your real name.

Underneath you’ll find the breakdown of Encounters Dating, starting with how much you can expect to pay for an Encounters Dating subscription and what benefits a paid account has over a free membership and ending with an overview of the signup process and a list of any Encounters Dating voucher codes currently available.

How Much Does it Cost to Join Times Encounters Dating?

All the subscriptions on Encounters Dating give you the same features and service – the only difference is the price. The longer the subscription, the cheaper the monthly price, as you can see below:

Times Encounters Paid Membership

£12 12 months £240 £144
£15 6 months £102 £90
£20.67 3 months £34 £62
£32 1 month £0 £32

*Note Whichever subscription you opt for, you’ll be charged for the full duration in one hit, so make sure you’ve got enough money in your bank to cover it if you’re paying by bank transfer or debit card.

BE WARNED Just before your paid subscription expires, it will automatically be renewed at the price you originally paid. Chances are, there could be a better deal available when you’re ready to renew your subscription. With this in mind, we always recommend turning off the automatic renewal service and renewing your subscription manually if you want to when the time comes.
To cancel the automatic renewal, log into your account on the Encounters Dating website, visit the status page and click on the cancellation link.

TOP TIP – If you know someone who has a paid subscription on Times Encounters, you can ask them to send you a three-day subscription gift. This gift costs £7.50 and gives you a small taster of the site’s potential, without leaving you seriously out of pocket.

Times Encounters Dating Free Membership Vs Paid Subscription

Here you’ll find a table breaking down exactly what features you get with a free Times Encounters membership and what a paid subscription to the site will buy you, so you can make an informed choice before you hand over any cash:

Create a Dating Profile Yes Yes
Contact & Reply to Members with One Liners Yes Yes
Read Unlimited Messages from Members Yes Yes
Add Members to your Favourites No Yes
Upload more than 10 Photos No Yes
View More Than 100 Matches No Yes
Send Unlimited Messages No Yes
Set Up a Private Invite Only Photo Gallery No Yes
View Private Photo Galleries You’ve Been Invited To No Yes
See Whose Viewed your Profile No Yes
Customised Search Results to Improve your Matches No Yes

What Do You Get from Times Encounters For Free?

From the minute you sign up for a free account with Times Encounters Dating, you’ll be able to:

  • Create your online dating profile and upload up to ten photos
  • Add other members to your favourites so they know you like them
  • View the profiles – including photos – of up to 100 of your top matches
  • Send one liners to other members to let them know you’re interested
  • Receive and read unlimited emails from other members (but no replying with a free membership!)

Joining Times Encounters Review & Using a Times Encounters Voucher Code

If you’ve chosen to use Encounters Dating to find your perfect match, you’ll need to create a free account first. You can type your details into the boxes provided or save a few seconds and join with your Facebook account. Encounters Dating promises not to post anything on your timeline, so you don’t have to worry about your friends finding out. When you’ve provided your info, you’ll need to log into your email inbox and click on the link to confirm your email address.

When you’ve confirmed your email address you need to bulk out your account, starting with who you’re looking for and where you live. When you’ve done that, you’ll be invited to add some info about yourself, including what you look like and some details about your lifestyle. There’s a handy progress bar at the top of the page which shows you how far you’ve come and how far you’ve got to go to spur you on!


Then it’s time to decide what you’re looking for in a partner and how important each characteristic is. For example, whether you’re determined to go out with a Capricorn or couldn’t care less which star sign your potential matches are, you can specify all this in this section.

Now it’s time to really sell yourself and give your profile a headline, a small piece about why people should bother getting to know you and a description of your ideal match. After you’re done bigging yourself up, you can add a photo. Although you don’t have to add one, your chances of being contacted by someone else are significantly higher (we’re talking 1000% here) when you’ve got a photo, so add one. If you don’t have a suitable photo on your computer, you can pull one from Facebook or Instagram.
Finally, you can fill out even more details about yourself in the ‘More on me’ section. This part is totally optional, but if you really want Encounters Dating to find you a perfect match, it’s definitely worth doing.


Depending on how in-depth you fill out your profile, you can spend anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes completing the questionnaire. Remember that you can go back at any point to change/improve/delete parts that you’ve filled out, so don’t feel rushed to get it right first time.

You can start using the site straight away with your free account, or head to the homepage and click on the ‘subscribe now’ button to upgrade to a paid subscription. If you’ve got a discount code, make sure you click on the grey ‘Have a voucher code?’ link and type it in if you want to get the best price. Then choose which membership you want, how you want to pay and follow the instructions on screen.

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Times Encounters Free Trial

Sometimes I will add details of a Times Encounters free trial here when there is one available, at the minute there doesn’t seem to be one live. You can sign up to my newsletter where I will send you an email as soon as a new code is live or take a look below for the best and most recent Times Encounters promotional codes and discounts.

Warning: If you do take out a free trial, be sure to cancel the auto renew otherwise your membership will get auto updated to a 1 month plan, which is not great value.

Live Times Encounters Discount Code 2016

All f the below codes will need you to click through and complete your profile before they will work, if you are having any trouble, feel free to drop me an email and Ill be happy to help in anyway I can. If I don’t have a live Encounters Dating discount code then sign up (with a new account) using one of the links below and you will qualify for a small cash back offer via DatingPriceGuide.co.uk.

*EXCLUSIVE OFFER* Join Times Encounters Dating through DatingPriceGuide.co.uk & receive a free gift. 

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Tips & Money Saving Tricks

  • Sometimes Times Encounters Dating sends emails out to their free account holders with strong paid subscription deals. If you don’t want to miss out on a potential bargain, check your email preferences on the Times Encounters site OR you could sign up to my newsletter and Ill email you the best discounts from all the dating sites when they are live.
  • If you want to message another singleton on the Times Encounters website but don’t want to hand over any cash, see if you can get one of your friends to sign up for the website. Every time one of your friends takes out a paid dating subscription, you’ll be rewarded with a freebie subscription:They sign up for one month and you get a free three-day subscription
    They sign up for three months and you get a free one-week subscription
    They sign up for six months and you get a free two-week subscription
    They sign up for 12 months and you get a free one-month subscription
    Not only that – but your friend will also get a 20% discount code they can use to save on their paid subscription. Everyone wins! To refer your friend, you need to visit the ‘Tell a friend’ tab on the Times Encounters site and follow the instructions there.
  • If you are a member of Times Plus then you are eligible to get 50% off of a 3 month membership by visiting your MyTimes account and redeeming the offer – you will then receive a promo code to use on the site.

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