With almost 9 million inhabitants, dating in London can be a little overwhelming. The vibrant, historically rich city is said to be more like a series of connected villages than one coherent place, which can also make finding the one (or even the one for now) tough. There’s plenty to do when dating in London, from amazing art galleries to world class food and drinks scenes. So what do London singles do? They turn to online dating! In London, online dating makes sense, because it means Londoners can meet singles both in their own areas and from all over the city.
With online dating, you can get to know someone whilst getting on with your busy life, and then meet when it’s convenient. Everyone who lives in a major city knows that time is a resource! London dating sites vary, with some people looking for love and others just for fun. Online dating is a great way to meet people to explore new things with, and can be a real help if you’re new to London, so why not give it a go?
The options for where to go on a date in the city are almost endless. If you want something central, then a stroll on the south bank of the Thames could be a good option -- there are romantic views across the city, and tonnes of restaurants and bars. And if you want to catch a movie? There’s the BFI, or even the National Theatre, if you’re feeling sophisticated. If you want to meet your date at one of the coolest spots in the city, head to Hackney, Peckham or Brixton, where there are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.
And if you want to take it slow and start with a daytime meeting, then why not try the Tate, or the Science Museum, or in summer one of London’s lovely parks? Crystal Palace is a fantastic, Victorian-era green space in the South, and on the other side of the river there’s Hampstead Heath or Epping Forest. It’s not hard to find great places for dates in London, so you’re bound to look good whatever you suggest after just a little research.
About 4.7 million of London’s residents are male. If you want to meet men in London, you can always approach someone in a pub or a coffee shop. This isn’t really the English way, but it’s not unheard of. Most Londoners date online, though, so dating sites and mobile apps are a good way to meet your very own James Bond.
Inner East and South London have growing young populations, and you’re likely to meet men in these areas if you’re looking for guys anywhere from uni-student to cool young professional kind of age. Good news? A lot of dating apps are location sensitive, so if you use London dating apps, it’s men in London that you’ll be matched with!Meet men
London’s population is approximately 52% female. That means there are around 5 million girls and women in the city, though exact numbers for women are hard to come by. Many Londoners are really busy, with work, commuting and their active social lives. You can take your chances at London dating events (there are a few of them) or approaching women in bars, but this is sometimes unwelcome for obvious reasons.
Most single Londoners turn to dating apps, and there are plenty to choose from! Apps and dating sites make big-city dating a lot simpler, and if you are looking for women they might well feel more comfortable getting to know you online first. Why not start chatting now, and then plan a date at a trendy East London bar, or wandering in one of the royal parks?Meet women