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Kent Dating: Find Love in the Garden of England

Are you interested in meeting someone who you could build a lasting relationship with? By joining EliteSingles, we can match you with singles in Kent who you are truly compatible with. Why not start today?
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What’s the Kent dating scene like?

Kent is a fantastic county that most people aspire to live in. A commuter heaven that’s brimming with culture, countryside and an affluent population. From Canterbury to Maidstone, you’re going to find something different and interesting everywhere you travel in one of the UK’s oldest counties.

So, why is Kent dating so hard? With lots of local singles and a variety of date options, everyone should be coupled up as soon as they settle, right? Like most UK counties and cities, Kent locals suffer from being ‘time poor’. Between commuting to London, or juggling a career and social life, there’s little time to focus on your love life.

Online dating has become more and more popular over the past few years and it’s an excellent way for people who are busy to make some time to meet new people. But which dating website should you pick? Should you try Kent personals? Perhaps a singles event? Or a big UK dating agency?

With all these options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, EliteSingles is of the best ways to meet real, local people looking for a serious relationship.

READ MORE: Would you like to date in London too? Read our London dating tips here.

Why should I pick EliteSingles for Kent dating?

Excellent question. There are a few reasons why 100,000 new members sign up for EliteSingles in the UK every month.

Our matchmaking is second to none. Every member who signs up on our site will go through a thorough personality test based on the Five Factor personality traits. This allows us to get an idea of our singles goals, aspirations, and what they need from a partner to have a successful relationship. This is also coupled with any preferences you have, i.e. you’re only interested in over 50’s dating or academic dating etc.

Once this is completed, EliteSingles starts sending you matches straight away, on average from 3-7 per day. This means you don’t have to search through thousands of profiles to find someone who will be a good fit for you. Saving you time and lots of bad first dates! We also have an app version of our site, so if you’re a commuter, you can be matching and chatting on the go.

Lastly, our member’s safety is our highest priority. Which is why every person who signs up to EliteSingles is manually vetted by our Customer Care team. This allows our users to focus on dating and finding that special someone in a safe environment.

Kent dating ideas

With beautiful outdoor space in abundance, it will be easy to discover the dating delights of the garden county. But, if you are stuck for what to do on your date, we’ve come up with some ideas so you don’t have to. Now you can spend less time fretting over where to go and more time on the date itself.


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Romantic walks

Kent is known as ‘The Garden of England’ for a reason, with less than 2% of the land covered by buildings, there are plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces to traverse through with your date. Get caught in a kissing gate on a brisk walk through the North Downs Way or be enchanted in the woodlands of The Blean.

Suggest a walk past the colourful beach-huts on the Tankerton slopes into nearby Whitstable. Make a stop for aphrodisiacal oysters on the promenade from one of the fishermen’s stalls selling their fresh catch of the day. If on your walk you’ve worked up an appetite and would like to continue your date into the evening, take a table at Sampire, where you can fill up on modern local cuisine in a relaxed environment.

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Wine and dine

Kent is an international award-winning wine region and with a climate and soil similar to Northern France. Kentish sparkling wine is building a name for itself as an alternative champagne. So, if you and your date fancy a tipple, invite them for a guided tour of the Chapel Down Winery in Tenterden.

Spend an afternoon getting to know one another meandering through the vineyard and tasting home-grown wine. Then, if you’re a believer in the motto ‘food is the way to your beloved’s heart’, book a table at the winery’s on-site restaurant The Swan and enjoy an intimate evening sharing a delicious dinner with your date. If you aren’t one for fancy dinners, then The Woolpack is an excellent rustic pub located down the road, serving up traditional and classic British pub dishes.


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Visit a Stately Home

If you’re hoping to impress your date, suggest a day out at one of Kent’s magnificent stately homes. At Penshurst Place, soak in the grandeur of this historic manor house, and feel the romance in the air. Sir Philip Sidney, a prominent Elizabethan poet and a previous resident, was inspired to write the romantic sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella whilst living here.

Another stately home you could visit which also has a romantic literary connection is Goodnestone Park. The time Jane Austen spent here inspired her to write some of her most popular novels, including her classic Pride and Prejudice. While away the hours emulating Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet and who knows? Maybe this could be the start of your very own love story.