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Belfast Dating: Finding Local Love Online

Belfast is in a city on the move. As decades of unrest subside, Northern Ireland’s largest city is undergoing a period of regeneration and with 47% of the city’s 290,000 inhabitants single maybe it’s time you gave your love life an overhaul too.
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Find the one with EliteSingles in Belfast

There are over 130,000 singles in Belfast, but finding time - and knowing where - to meet them can prove difficult.1 EliteSingles removes those dating stumbling blocks by providing a safe, reliable and effective way for Belfast singles to communicate and find love. 

Our Belfast dating platform is great for singles looking for serious relationships and long-term love because we bring truly compatible people together. By combining each member’s unique psychological profile with their personal preferences – location, desire to have children etc. – we’re able to really see what makes them tick and make partner suggestions with the best chance of success.

The reason we've been able to establish ourselves as the leading UK dating site for professional singles rests on our unqiue approach to matchmaking. As mentioned, we require every memeber to undertake an extensive personality test upon registration. Based on the Five Factor model, we're able to get a high-res snapshot of your characteristics, and use them to pair you with interesting Belfast singles.

Dating in Belfast: what to do? 

Belfast has a multitude of exciting options for first dates, second dates and beyond. Belfast’s chefs are cooking up a storm in the city’s restaurants, showcasing and celebrating local produce and if you’re after a drink there are plenty options to tempt you. In addition to this you have world class museums, galleries and theatres, as well as plenty of lovely parks and outdoor options ready to provide the perfect backdrop for you to woo your date.

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A choice location

The places you might want to take someone on a first date vary massively. Pay close attention to the profile of your prospective date, and think about what they would like to do. Be thoughtful and considerate, but also think about where you are most likely to feel comfortable. You don’t want to end up in a place that is totally ‘not your scene’ and come across as tense and awkward as a consequence! We take local dating seriously and want you to make the most of dating in Northern Ireland's dazzling capital!

Belfast is a city rich with history, culture, and an abundance of singles. Join us at EliteSingles to find your other half in your city.

For an in-depth look at where the best date locations are in Belfast: Read our detailed Belfast date ideas


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Dining out

Excellent service and simple homely design help create a cosy, comfortable atmosphere at The Barking Dog, on Malone Street. The menu completes the feeling of laid back comfort with simple but elegant dishes including old favourites such as fish pie, and steak tartar with toasted soldiers for the more adventurous diner. It’s the perfect place to relax with your date and while away an afternoon or evening with some great conversation.

Another stalwart when it comes to outstanding pub grub is The Morning Star on Pottingers Entry. An emphasis on fresh, local produce and brilliantly kept beers make this an uncomplicated choice for a first date.

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To market, to market

One of the city's oldest attractions and the last surviving Victorian covered market in Belfast, St. George's Market is the ideal setting for a laid back weekend date. Built between 1890 and 1896 it's the perfect place to stroll around while getting to know each other.

With over 200 stalls of colourful local produce on display you should have plenty to talk about. If things are going really well you might even want to stock up on some of the sweet and savoury delights St. George's has to offer and continue the date with a picnic by the River Lagan nearby.

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Cultural connection

For art lovers and culture vultures Belfast’s newest arts venue, the MAC, provides plenty of choice to get those creative juices flowing. Situated in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter the MAC is home to international art exhibitions, live theatre and experimental works all chosen and curated specifically to peak your interest.

The widely acclaimed MAC cafe, bar and restaurant - set in the building’s beautiful foyer - is also open till late seven days a week. Serving everything from coffee and breakfast to lunchtime eats and pre-show dining there’s something for everyone, whether your daytime dating or taking in a post work show together.