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Essex Dating: Find Love in Your Area

Would you like to meet Essex singles who have the potential to become your future partner? With EliteSingles you’ll only be matched to those you are compatible with, which will set you on your way to building a long-term loving relationship. Join us today.
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Essex Dating with EliteSingles

Fed up of following standard ways to meet potential dates, such as crowded weekend bars or office romances? The chances of meeting someone you truly connect with randomly is slim, unfortunately, we don't live in a romantic comedy. Thought about signing up to online dating but are unsure of which UK dating site to choose? Well, it's time to find out why EliteSingles could be the one for you.

By joining our dating platform we can introduce you to local Essex singles looking for lasting love in a committed relationship. We use a smart profiling system in order to match you with members with like-minded values, lifestyles and ambitions. Essentially, we help by narrowing your search to those who you are most compatible with. This advanced approach to accurate matchmaking has helped us establish ourselves as one of the leading local dating sites in the country.

The main difference that sets us apart from other dating sites is that our community is made of only Essex singles looking for serious, long-lasting relationships. No more bad speed dating or travelling into London to meet matches, our fantastic search engine makes it easy to find members profiles who interest you. Or, just sit back and wait for the matches to roles in.

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Join EliteSingles free today and meet Essex singles for real, authentic relationships.

Read more: Are you interested in meeting singles in London too? Read our London dating tips here.

Essex Dating: First Date Tips

Once you’ve met someone promising on EliteSingles, take a chance and ask them out. When it comes to Essex dating, there are many options as to where you could go, but it is important to consider a place that you think your date will like, and also a place you will feel comfortable in. Take a look through our top tips for Essex dating below, which we’ve chosen to suit a variety of tastes.


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Dining out

If you and your date are partial to the finer things in life, visit the award-winning restaurant Haywards in Epping. Selling high-quality European cuisine made from local and seasonal produce, with exceptional attention to detail, this is the place for an impressive fine-dining date night.

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Time for drinks

For something more low-key than an evening meal, you could try your hand at daytime dating. Little Waltham’s corner café, Cairnsworths Delicatessen & Tea Room, is the perfect spot to meet your date for a morning coffee or an afternoon slice of cake and cup of tea. If you’d fancy something a bit stronger, suggest meeting in Amicos, and get acquainted over cocktails.

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Romantic walk

On the other hand, if the weather is good, suggest to your date to meet for a romantic woodland walk or seaside stroll. With the longest coastline of any English county and woods filled with bluebells in spring, there are plenty of outdoor scenic spaces to spend time bonding with your date. Check out the National Trust's excellent guides to Essex walks to find somewhere suitably romantic.