Navigating the L.A. singles scene
In the tourist version of L.A., the Hollywood sign is something to be exclaimed over, the Venice Beach boardwalk sounds like a relaxing day out and the words ‘rush-hour on the 405’ don’t inspire terror. In the other L.A., it’s, well, a little different. If you belong to this second L.A. you’ll know a few simple truths: one, this is not just a tourist city, it’s home; two, commuting is terrible; and three, it’s possible that dating in Los Angeles is even worse. Indeed, while there are so many things to love about L.A., the lack of opportunity to meet singles here is not one of them!
The main part of the problem is not a lack of singles (far from it in fact – the most recent Census showed that only around 41% of the local population is married1 ). Instead, the tricky thing about dating in Los Angeles is finding those fellow singles. Happily though, there is a way to meet the kind of single Angelenos that you actually want to be dating. You just have to look in the right place.
And, for those single men and single women who are dating in Los Angeles because they want to find a long-lasting, deeply harmonious relationship, that right place is EliteSingles.
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Dating in Los Angeles: where to go?
The term ''dating in Los Angeles'' means different things to different people. Depending on who you talk to, it might just be downtown, it might stretch to Long Beach and up to The Valley. It might refer to dating all over L.A. County, with some Angelenos even throwing Orange County, the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley into the mix. While no two SoCal singles will agree on the exact boundaries, one thing's certain: this place has a wealth of great date ideas. Here are some of the highlights:
Want some further inspiration? Here are our top date ideas for Los Angeles and the best Orange County date ideas. Or have a romantic weekend away with our ideas for San Diego dating and San Jose dating.