London can feel like a lonely place at times, especially if you are single. If you’ve just moved to London or just have a small circle of friends and find it difficult to meet new people then just getting a date with someone in the first place can see like the biggest struggle.
To make it a bit easier, we’ve put together some ideas on how you can meet new people in London and hopefully get that date…
Think about what you enjoy doing and see if there are any clubs or groups that you can join. This is a great way to meet new people who have the same interests as you. Sharing a common interest is a great start to bonding with someone new.
If you don’t have any hobbies then get some! Having an hobby or passion in something will make you a more exciting, knowledgeable and interesting person. No one likes a boring person or whose only interests are socialising/drinking. We dare you to start being a yes man! We have quite a few friends who suddenly decided to start saying say yes to everything they were asked (no doubt after reading Danny Wallace’s book or seeing the film) and they ended up going on loads of dates, and not because they had to say yes to everyone that asked them out but because they met loads of new people on all the adventures they had. Adventures like cooking classes, photography courses and themed dinner, cinema and bar nights. If you don’t fancy trying any of those, then here are a few more of our favourites:
Try a a dance class like salsa or swing dance
This is guaranteed to get you laughing and up close and personal with members of the opposite sex.
Join a walking, running club or even roller blading
This is really good way to get to know the city and it’s surroundings a little better as well.
Learn a language
Learning a new language not only gives you the opportunity to expand your circle of friends but also gives you handy skill.
Join a gym
Great way to get fit at the same time as meeting some new people in the classes.
Tasterlab gives you the opportunity to try new and exciting things that you may never have thought have trying, from learning a language to off road rally experiences Tasterlab has some great things to try.
See what new things you could try on Tasterlab
This is an awesome dating website that pairs you with someone that wants to do a fun activity London. They also have loads of great ideas of places to go on dates so head over and check them out.
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There are loads of singles events in the capital. You could try a standard speed dating event and see how it goes or you could try something a bit different:
The singles night for people who don’t like singles events, usually held in East London and you have to bring a single friend of the opposite sex to accompany you.
See when the next SlagBox event is
Date in a Dash
If you’re looking to meet someone new; a friend, a companion, someone to share your laughter and sorrow with, Date in a Dash’s range of fantastic speed dating events throughout London really are an enjoyable way of meeting new exciting singles for the first time.
Date in a Dash Website
Original Dating organise well attended speed dating London events and lock and key parties at top venues across London.
Online dating is bigger now than it has ever been and the stigma that’s surrounded the online dating scene has all but disappeared. Nowadays choosing which website to join to help find your perfect partner can be the biggest hurdle of all as there are loads to choose from. Most of them do have free trials but normally with reduced functionality from the paid version. However this can be great way to just see if there is a good selection of the type of person you’re looking for. Think of it this way, signing up to a dating site is cheaper than going out on loads of nights out where you might not meet anyone new.
Here are some we recommend giving a go:
eHarmony covers dating UK wide, from Scotland to Cornwall, and everywhere in between. They can help match you up with like-minded singles in your area – someone you walk past everyday might be your perfect match!
Take a look at eHarmony
Match.com is one of the UK’s best-known dating and relationship sites. Getting started on match.com is easy – simply register, create a profile and you can browse the dating profiles of potential matches.
Register for free now at match.com
matchaffinity.com suggests compatible matches for you based on the results of an in-depth Affinity Questionnaire. The free questionnaire looks at your values, opinions, personality and expectations, and the results produce a personality report which can help you better understand yourself and how others may see you.
Match Affinity Questionnaire
Mentioned further up, a brilliant London dating website that pairs you with someone who wants to do a fun activity London. Know as being London’s most fun dating website!
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be2 is not a casual dating site. Their goal is to find their customers the love of their lives and when you join, you will see that others in the network are looking for the same kind of relationship that you are.
Join the leading dating service in London. Brilliant singles events, speed dating. Great online dating in London for professionals.
Lovestruck.com is the world’s leading dating service for single professionals. Strict entry, clever matching, exclusive events and profile verification.
Cupid.com offers great opportunities for romantic dating and making new friends. It takes only two minutes to register with the site and you can meet new single people from the same area, make friends, go on dates and enjoy good company.
This brand new dating site the UK online dating site that isn’t like other dating sites. Loveduet is free.
See the Loveduet website