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Edinburgh dating: find love in Scotland

With more well-educated, high-earning singles than anywhere in Scotland, finding a like-minded partner in Edinburgh should be simple. But despite the Edinburgh datings scene being filled with fascinating people, finding them and the time to meet them is a well-known difficulty for many singles in the city. EliteSingles combines a unique personality test with your personal search criteria to introduce you to the singles you really want to meet.
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Edinburgh singles' life

Often referred to as the ‘Athens of the North’ for its role in enlightenment thought, and with a stunning old town and lively culture Edinburgh is a jewel for dating; but with long working days and many of the city’s day population commuting home after work, meeting a suitable long-term partner to take on romantic dates can be a struggle.

A familiar situation faced by many Edinburgh singles is figuring out how to juggle a demanding work-life balance with a need to feel romantically fullfilled. Going on a night out and hoping to be swept off your feet isn't always the most practical way of meeting single men and women. Relying on friends can also leave you disappointed when expectations are set to high, or there's just no spark in the first place! But Edinburgh dating doesn't have to be so bleak; EliteSingles is on hand...

Why choose EliteSingles for Edinburgh dating?

So what do you gain by choosing a leading UK dating site like EliteSingles? "A lot", is the short answer. First up, our membership base is made up of educated, professional Edinburgh singles. By registering with us, you can be confident that you're only going to be introduced to like-minded people who share a similar outlook. This immediately increases your chances of meeting someone who matches up to your dating expectations.

Secondly, and this is the clever part, we use an intelligent matchmaking system that's backed by years of experience in the premium online dating industry. Upon registration, we require every new user to complete an in-depth personality test. We then use your answers to match you with singles who have a great deal in common with you. By ensuring that your lifestyles and personalities match up, you can focus on what matters most; getting to know each other and falling in love!

Your Edinburgh dating guide

One of the key factors that sets us apart from other local dating sites is our commitment to offering you up-to-date Edinburgh dating tips. We want you to enjoy the very best of what Edinburgh has to offer, particularly when it comes to amazing date spots! With high-end restaurants, enchanting old pubs in the old town and romantic walks outside, there are plenty of places that impress. It is not hard to find an atmospheric, intimate venue in Edinburgh. Whatever your notions of a perfect first date; use EliteSingles to find lasting love, locally.

For an in-depth look at where the best date locations are in Edinburgh: Discover our Edinburgh date ideas map!

Or have a quick look at these date ideas below...

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Eating Out

When it comes to eating out, Edinburgh singles are truly spoilt for choice. For a fancy seafood dinner, there's only on place to go; Ondine. Its excellent dishes and smart atmosphere make for a wonderfully upmarket date. Fancy some traditional Scottish fare? Get down to The Grain Store on Victoria Street for an intimate dining room and top quality grub. If the idea of a meal doesn't whet your appetite, try going on a coffee date instead. For high quality beans, go and try Brew Lab on College Street for one of the best cups in town

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Adventure and Entertainment

Those of an artistic inclination may want to consider going to one of Edinburgh’s many fantastic museums or galleries – the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art being a particular highlight, even if you are not especially arty. To enjoy the bracing Caledonian air, consider going on a driving trip along the East Lothian coast – naturally stopping for some excellent seafood along the way – or take a tourist bus around the city, catching the many sights of Edinburgh you might be too busy to visit normally.

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Nightlife in Edinburgh

If a first date meal seems too formal, a drink or two in an atmospheric Edinburgh bar could be the perfect activity. With classy bars in the New Town and historic watering holes in the cobbled Old Town, Edinburgh boasts an array of options. To impress with a creative cocktail, try Bramble, a sophisticated bar serving delicious drinks. For a traditional Edinburgh pub experience, Blue Blazer on Spittal Street is a firm favourite. Cosy surroundings and an excellent malt whisky selection make it the perfect place to retreat for good conversation over a wee dram.