Leeds, considered the capital of the north by locals, is one of the great muscular industrial cities of the world. It was fired in the furnaces of the industrial revolution and is now a modern, well-connected city plugged into the global network.
But Leeds is also a city nestled in woodland and close to the rural landscape that helped make its fortune. The silver thread of the river Aire weaves through the fabric of the city.
The modern city of Leeds is undergoing a deep transformation and has not yet reached its full glory. Leeds singles can take heart and be inspired to find love in Leeds.
Leeds city itself has a population of approximately 500,000. The population of the surrounding metropolitan area is around 720,000. The city draws professionals to work from a commuting area of 751 square miles. Leeds is a massive, thriving city, ranked third in the UK in terms of population and second as a commercial and financial centre.
Roughly 40% of the population is single, with an additional 5-10% being single parents. There are approximately 7% more women than men in Leeds.
Leeds singles are as diverse and dynamic as their city. There are around 250,000 students in Leeds, many choosing to stay in the city after completing their studies. Leeds singles tend to be well educated and affluent. Many professional singles work in telecommunications, financial services, the legal sector, and in retail and hospitality.
Leeds prides itself on its new identity as a switched-on 24-hour global city. Leeds singles already know about the power of technology and communication networks.
We work online, doing our shopping and banking, and play online, keeping in touch with family and friends, booking holidays and making social arrangements. So why not find love online?
As many happy Leeds singles have already discovered, dating sites offer real opportunities to meet compatible matches, form deep relationships and find love, without the difficulties and drama of traditional face-to-face dating.
With online dating Leeds singles can:
So what makes eHarmony the best choice for online dating?
Having enjoyed the benefits of getting to know a date better online, Leeds singles can then enjoy the advantages of living in such a diverse and cosmopolitan city, where the choice of dating locations and activities is enormous.
If it’s been a while since you’ve been on the Leeds dating scene, just relax – there are plenty of new, and old, places for dates, whether you are on a first date or the latest one in a glorious romance.
A couple of useful tips for first dates are:
You may be deeply compatible, but your tastes will not necessarily be exactly the same. Here are some ideas for first dates that should please most people:
Museums and art galleries: Usually in inspiring surroundings, these places are highly recommended for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life and is looking to find love in Leeds on a budget. The City Museum houses inspiration on each of its four fascinating floors.
Parks and gardens: Parks and gardens are another great option. A leisurely first date, walking and talking in Roundhay Park or at Temple Newsam, could be the start of something altogether grander.
After that, you could find yourself bowled over by a day’s cricket at Headingley, feeling amorous at the Royal Armouries, or enjoying a romantic evening out and about at the Living Room.
So what are you waiting for? It’s free to review matches here and now.
We've had many success stories - Richard and Jamie and just one of them. The couple from Norfolk married in August 2008, and have never been happier. Richard says, "If 15 months ago someone had told me that I would meet my soul mate, wife, best friend and lover on eHarmony I would have laughed, but that is exactly what has happened and her name is Jamie. Both of us were recovering from broken relationships but neither of us had given up on the fact that there was someone special out there for us."