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Belfast is a city embracing life and reclaiming its place in the world. Previous residents are returning and new arrivals are settling here, drawn to the city by fresh opportunities. Like any port city, Belfast has always had strong international connections, and once again it is attracting international visitors. The city is an inspiration to the many Belfast singles looking for love.
Most of us already spend time socialising online with friends and family. Time together online helps us stay in touch with loved ones further afield, and provides a convenient way to make arrangements with local friends. A quick email is an easy way to agree the date and time for a cup of coffee and a chat.
The internet also offers us the chance to enjoy the benefits of online dating. For Belfast singles, online dating is quickly catching on. Particularly for those with children, a relationship or dating website can be a lifeline, and a Belfast dating site provides the opportunity for a varied social life without the expense of a babysitter.
At eHarmony, it’s free to review matches without ever leaving home. This takes the pressure off and gives us time to check out potential matches and plan how to take the relationship forward at a pace that suits us.
For those who have met through online dating, Belfast offers some interesting and varied opportunities to take the next step and meet up face to face. Professional singles with spare cash to flash and students looking for cheap and free Belfast dating options can all find something that suits. Dating in Belfast has never been easier or more fun. So relax and let the following ideas inspire you to explore the city and find love in Belfast.
Belfast pubs and bars are legendary. However, they are not necessarily the best option for a first date with one of your matches. They will definitely thank you for avoiding your usual haunts, and if you are heading out of familiar territory, then it is all too easy to make the wrong choice of bar, ending up somewhere where the music is way too loud for a decent conversation.
If you are weighing up options for a first date in Belfast, consider somewhere with plenty of bustle or points of interest to prompt conversation and avoid embarrassing silences. Happily, the risk of these is small, as you and your date have already been matched for deep compatibility.
Tourist spots are often a good option for your first dating adventure, as they tend to have a relaxed vibe. Ideal tourist attractions and Belfast dating sites include:
As your relationship hots up, chances are you’ll be looking for options for evening dates in Belfast. Lucky you – there are plenty of choices:
Restaurants: With so much variety in Belfast these days, try to find out whether your date has any food preferences. Deanes on Howard Street is an obvious choice for a special occasion. For something more casual, La Boca on Fountain Street could fit the bill, especially as choosing a selection of tapas between you is a great way to subtly check out each other’s negotiation skills and attitudes to sharing!
Theatre: The Grand Opera House is perfect for catching a spectacular musical that matches the glittering surroundings.
Comedy: Sharing a laugh is a great bonding experience. To add a smile to your dating experience, the Empire is most people’s first thought. But for Belfast singles making time for dating, the Black Box could be the place to have a laugh and share a pizza at the same time.
Music: If music be the food of love, then dating in Belfast could be a banquet. There is a choice for every taste from classical to grunge; the Odessey Arena to Cafe Vaudeville.
If you fancy these options for dating, don’t forget that it’s free to review matches here and now.
Sarah and Ryan were matched by eHarmony and married in January 2008. Their first date was somewhat unusual, but as Ryan says, it didn't stop it being romantic: "From the first time we saw each other (Me: "she's small", her: "he's big") it really was like we were meant to be with each other. We shared a first kiss at another stop along the motorway! Three months later, on New Year's Eve, we married in San Francisco and had at truly amazing and fun wedding weekend with memories and a wedding album completely different from any other wedding we've ever been to!"