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Birmingham dating: Looking for companionship in England's second city

Birmingham dating shouldn’t be difficult. Britain’s second-largest city is fast becoming one of the UK’s most up and coming areas. Brummie locals are passionate about their city and it’s easy to see why. Dating in Birmingham should be easy with its fast-growing food scene, cultural delights, and the majority of England only two hours from your doorstep. So why is Birmingham dating not simple?
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What’s Birmingham dating like?

The locals live by the same double-edged sword and Birmingham dating isn’t different from many other large cities. On one hand, there are plenty of people from diverse backgrounds, and careers for you to meet bustling around the city. But on the other hand, city-dwellers who are hardworking and successful tend to have little free time when it comes to socialising and meeting new people.

While for those of a social persuasion should not rule out the possibility of meeting someone special on a night out, the reality is that chances are slim. Meeting someone you really get on with and have a connection with won’t happen in a packed pub.

Most people by the time they reach their mid-thirties they’ve got a close-knit group of friends, some hobbies they’re passionate about and a nice little routine. These things are a necessity for a happy and comfortable life but don’t make it easy when you want to step outside of your comfort zone and meet somebody new!

Which is why UK dating sites have had a huge surge in popularity in the past few years, but which one is right? Should you go for a more niche dating site if you're interested in Pakistani dating or Muslim dating?  Do you want to just use a dating app or a dating website as well? There are just so many important questions when it comes to dating!

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Why use EliteSingles to find a local Birmingham singles?

There are lots of ways you can meet people online. Single events, local dating apps, free dating sites etc. Most of these options will end in the same way for the majority of singles - feeling disappointed and ready to pack in this whole dating thing.

Meeting someone you truly get on with is hard!

Which is why EliteSingles strives to do the heavy lifting and instead matches you with compatible partners rather than you going on hundreds of bad first dates. There are a few things that set us apart from the rest of the UK dating sites.

We genuinely care about finding you a like-minded long-term partner and our registration process is crucial. Which is why we ask users to complete an in-depth personality test that helps with our matchmaking. This test is based on the Five Factor Theory of personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. This gives us an idea of your values, aspirations, and what you need in a partner for a successful relationship to flourish.

This is coupled with your own personal preferences and if there are any specific criteria you’d like to apply i.e. interracial dating, mature dating or Muslim singles.

After this is completed you can sit back, relax and we’ll send you 3-7 matches per day! So you can enjoy dating again without it being a hindrance to your work/life balance. If you’re always on the go, there’s even our fantastic local dating app, so you can date on the go.

Another aspect that sets us apart from UK dating agencies or speed dating is that we manually vet every single person who joins our site. Our user’s safety is crucial to us, which is why we encourage online safety and use a manual process operated by humans in our head office.

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Dating in Birmingham: Our Top Tips for a Date

Birmingham is packed with places to woo a new partner. Whether they’re a foodie, craft beer enthusiast or a cultural aficionado - there’s always something interesting tucked around the corner in Birmingham’s dating scene.

Tips:

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Dining out

Birmingham is, of course, well known as the home of the British curry. But what Indian eatery on the Balti Triangle stands out above the rest? While there will be heated discussions on the topic from West Bromwich to Solihull, Al Frash is indisputably one of the best. If fancy something a bit different then try The Karczma, a delightful Polish restaurant with an old-fashioned flare. The thatched roof and fleece-lined benches make it the perfect place for a cosy date.

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Nightlife in Birmingham

Experience the life of a Victorian person at the Jekyll and Hyde Gin Parlour, an elegant and sophisticated drinking den, resplendent with purple banquettes and wood panelling. Gin Parlour sports the largest gin selection in the West Midlands, so miss out at your peril. Another excellent venue for a drinks rendezvous is the Tap and Spile, which overlooks the canal. You can scurry yourselves away in one of the many nooks and crannies and get cosy over one of the excellent local ales on tap.

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Daytime dating

Dates in the daytime can be a lot less fraught with unnecessary tension than their nighttime counterparts. You might find that going for a stroll along the canal side, or visiting one of Birmingham’s great halls of culture such as the Ikon Gallery. Filled with interesting contemporary art it’s a great conversation starter. Or if you fancy something a bit more quirky than Thinktank Birmingham’s Science Museum is packed with interesting exhibitions for adults and kids alike.