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Oxford dating: take a punt on love

With the air of art, literature and academia coursing the city, Oxford's narrow, cobbled streets are naturally romantic; it truly is a place to be enjoyed with a partner. Oxfordshire also boasts rolling countrysides that could be plucked from a romance novel. So, why is it so hard to do Oxford dating? EliteSingles connects you with compatible local people also looking for love, so you can enjoy the city and some great company too.
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Single life in Oxford

Oxford isn’t just a city for the academia. Outnumbering the student body is a diverse populace full of eligible singles across all different age groups. Often though, it may seem as if finding the right person can be a challenge in a bustling city.

A demanding work schedule is often an understandable hindrance for many Oxford singles searching for love. Between meetings and juggling a social life, it’s easy to feel despondent about ever bumping into your dream partner out of the blue. And with nightlife a no-go for many, it makes sense to join the other local Oxford singles opting to find love online.

Why find a partner in Oxford on EliteSingles?

There are plenty of ways to start dating online, in the past few years lots of UK dating websites available. Or you could find a local dating website, or try speed dating, or go old-school and try the Oxford personals.

So, why try EliteSingles for Oxford dating? Simply put, EliteSingles is the best dating website for professional singles looking for serious, long-term happiness with a partner. Our registration process is crucial to us finding the best possible matches for our members.

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We ask new members to undertake a free intensive personality test that gives us an idea of your goals, values and what you need from a partner to have a successful relationship. Coupled with your own personal criteria, i.e. if you were interested in academic singles, London dating or mature dating, we can then start matching you right away.

EliteSingles also does the heavy lifting for you, unlike other UK dating websites we send you matches. So you don’t have to waste precious time sorting through thousands of profiles or going on lots of bad first dates. We’ll send you 3-7 matches per day based on the information you have given us, ensuring the person we send you is a like-minded, real local single.

Another thing that sets us apart from other local dating websites is our commitment to security. Every person who registers with EliteSingles is manually verified by our Customer Care team, meaning you can focus on finding love instead of worrying about safety online. We even have a fantastic EliteSingles app, so you can now do Oxford dating on the go!

Oxford dating tips: Where to go on a date?

Rich in tradition and a warmly old-fashioned atmosphere, Oxford is innately romantic. Often one of the best dates is simply to wander its narrow streets – be tourists in your own town – and see where the wind takes you. And with quality galleries, cosy coffee bars and quirky eateries to boot, locals proudly argue that Oxford has everything.

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Eating out

There’s nothing quite like doing things properly on your first date and heading out for a classic dinner date. Luckily, Oxford’s dining scene has improved immeasurably in recent years, now boasting some of the most interesting venues in the region. A firm local favourite, especially in summer, is Cherwell Boathouse, an iconic punt house with a great terrace and food to match. If you fancy something a bit more casual Thaikhun in Jericho serves up some delightful Thai street food in a fun atmosphere.

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Arts and culture

For something tastefully romantic, think about heading to one of Oxford’s many galleries. The Ashmolean Museum on Beaumont Street is a great place to stir up a cultured conversation. Check out a gallery early evening and then move the date to one of Oxford’s finest watering holes to talk things through properly over a glass of wine. The Eagle and Child is known for being the chosen pub for literary giants like CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, but unlike Oxford’s other famous pubs you can usually count on it not being packed with students.

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Where to go?

Oxford and Oxfordshire is blessed with having an abundance of parks and gorgeous natural beauty. Take advantage of your surroundings and take your date to see the sights and sounds of nature. The University of Oxford Botanic Garden’s needs no introduction, it’s the oldest botanic garden in the UK and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the entire world. Once you’re done, head over to Christ Church Meadow just next door for a leisurely walk and a relax on the perfect lawns.