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With a population of around 115,000 Cambridge is one of the smaller cities in the UK. But if you add in the surrounding districts, it doubles in size. And if you consider its worldwide influence, then there is barely a city bigger in reputation.
The University of Cambridge dates back to 1209. Today Cambridge attracts some of the brightest students from around the world, many of whom fall for the charms of the city and stay once their studies are complete. If you want to meet singular singles, try dating in Cambridge!
On average, Cambridge singles are well educated, and many are young professional singles with above-average incomes who work in high-tech research and healthcare in the city. However, Cambridge is also an attractive city for commuters, with many Cambridge singles taking advantage of the rail link to London. There is a huge number of students from the UK and overseas in the city and a significant proportion of retirees.
All of these influences make the city a fascinating place to live and mean that a genuinely diverse range of people can hope to meet compatible matches and find love in Cambridge.
Cambridge singles know how to work hard and play hard. Many meet their partners at sporting events, from the Lilywhites to the Dons, or just lazing about on the water or on the green.
With so many options for dating in Cambridge, why do Cambridge singles still need a helping hand?
It’s one of life’s little paradoxes that living in a small city can actually make dating harder rather than easier. Dating in Cambridge can be tricky for this reason alone. In addition, the population changes regularly – people come into your life and then leave. Often people are too busy working, studying or commuting to find love in Cambridge.
So why not consider online dating?
Having a pretty international outlook, many Cambridge students and professionals are already used to using the internet to keep in touch, for work or for social purposes. So, for Cambridge singles it’s a small step from online socialising to the convenience of using a dating website.
With online dating Cambridge singles can combine convenience and romance and only date those matches with whom they are deeply compatible.
Anyway, what self-respecting Cantabrigian can afford to waste time and money every evening hanging out in bars hoping to meet the perfect date when there’s a boat to row or the world’s most fiendish problems still to solve?
And for those with children still at home it’s possible to get to know someone without having to pay a babysitter until you’re ready take a relationship to the next stage and actually meet up.
So what makes eHarmony the best choice for dating?
Reviewing your matches is just the beginning. Once you’ve spent some time chatting online with compatible matches, you may feel ready to go out and about for the thrill of some real-life face-to-face dating.
With the multitude of opportunities and places of interest in and around Cambridge you really are spoilt for choice, with perfect dating activities everywhere you look.
If you’re new in town or you’re a bit out of touch with dating, hoping to find love in Cambridge a second time around, just relax – there are plenty of new, and old, places, whether you’re on a first date or the latest one in a glorious romance.
As a general rule, keep it simple on a first date – you’re still getting to know each other, and there’s plenty of time for soaring romance later.
Cambridge is fortunate in having an abundance of simple pleasures. Taking a punt on the river might sound too obvious. But who could raise an objection to an hour or so strolling around on Christ’s Pieces, blending in with the shoppers and office workers, as you walk and talk and get to know each other better. A relationship is not something to take for granted, so it pays to put time into getting to know each other well during the early stages.
After that, the opportunities for dating in Cambridge are as many and varied as Cambridge singles and their matches, so it would be foolish to attempt a list. Your choice of dating location is likely to be influenced by how hard the east wind is blowing and whether it’s a special occasion, which means that a date in Cambridge can be anything from a lazy afternoon at the Arts Picturehouse to a sophisticated evening of fine dining at Midsummer House.
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Patrick and Joy from Cambridge met on eHarmony and were married in April 2007. In Patrick's own words: "I got down on one knee and proposed and she delightfully accepted. Now it has been a year and our lives our much richer, fuller and happier and I feel blessed every day. So thanks eHarmony, as really I wasn't expecting much, and yet I got more than I wished for."