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Acing the New York dating scene: find love with EliteSingles

Struggling to find real love on the NYC dating scene? EliteSingles can help. Our members are intelligent, single professionals who are looking for a relationship that lasts. Are you ready to meet your meaningful match? Then why wait? Join us today
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New York Dating with EliteSingles

In this city of constant entertainment, busy lives, and millions of available singles, it can be all too easy to get caught up in the NYC dating whirlwind. Sure, it’s an easy town to have fun in – but if you’re looking for something real, the going can get tough. If you’re finding that your tales from the front lines of New York dating are providing nothing but wryly funny stories to tell at dinner parties, then it’s time to get smart about the places you choose to look for love and meet NYC singles who are genuinely compatible. And that means finding a dating site designed to create lasting, meaningful connections.

Streamlining the NYC dating process

With as many as one-in-three long term matches in the US now beginning online,1 a smart choice is to turn to a dating site to find a partner. Naturally though, this comes with a caveat: the type of partner that you find will often depend on the kind of dating website that you choose

If you’re looking for a long-term partner who is truly compatible with your lifestyle, personality and relationship goals, then EliteSingles is the right New York dating site for you. Our thoughtful matchmaking process not only streamlines your search, it can connect you with the type of NYC singles you actually want to be dating - single men and women who are professional, intelligent and ready for lasting love.

Register today and see who you can meet!

And, with so many career-minded single professionals using our dating site we understand what it means to have a busy schedule that leaves little time to look for love. We're here to help on that front too! Our handy dating app is available for both iOS and Android and was designed with busy singles in mind. Now it's even easier to meet singles when and where you can - on the treadmill at the gym, waiting in line at the bodega, or between meetings.

The New York singles scene

It's strange isn't it? Even in one of the world's biggest cities, home to literally millions of singles, finding love is still really difficult. Difficult, but not impossible - at least when you have the right dating site by you side! EliteSingles is just such a site. We can help connect you with interesting, relationship-minded New York singles.

You can search through profiles using our 'Have you met...' feature, and for true efficiency, our intelligent matchmaking streamlines the dating experience by picking out 3-7 matches for you daily so you don't waste time trawling through endless incompatible profiles. This is pretty helpful in a city where you pass thousands of new faces daily!

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NYC dating: where to go?

With plenty of interesting single men and women on EliteSingles, it won't be long until you meet someone and start to worry about where you're going to take them! New Yorkers are spoiled for choice in this regard: whether your budget is more Broadway or more bodega, there’ll be a New York date idea that suits you. We've added some of our favorite NYC dating ideas below - or try our articles on romantic dates in New York City and romantic upstate getaways.

Looking for date ideas outside of NYC? Meet singles in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston and many more!

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Get out of Manhattan!

It’s a New York city stereotype: the urbanite who is so in love with Manhattan that they only leave the island for emergencies (and certainly not for dates!).  Yet, to stick to the familiar means missing out on some great New York dating opportunities and places to meet singles.

Brooklyn is just one part of the city that is full to bursting with great dates, from coffee to cocktails. If you’re pulling out all the stops, try The River Café: the food here is exquisite and perfectly matched by the oh-so-romantic views across the water. For a more low-key (and unusual) first meeting, The Waystation is ideal: it’s home to live music, excellent drinks and a certain blue box…that’s right, it is Doctor Who themed.  

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Embrace your inner tourist

Of course, there are plenty of amazing NYC dating ideas to be had wherever you are in the city – including the more well-known spots. In fact, Ella Fitzgerald may have been onto something when she sang about turning ‘’Manhattan into an isle of joy.’’

In the song, Ella sings about all the romantic, touristy things she loves to do: from Central Park to Coney Island. They’re cliché, sure, even a bit cheesy. And yet, hardly any true New Yorkers have tried them. So shake things up! Instead of standing in line for yet another ‘secret’ speakeasy, do something classic. Rent boats at the Loeb Boathouse or make it a mission to eat at Katz’s Delicatessen. Be silly. Put the fun back into New York dating.

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Head for the rooftops

What’s a first date without a touch of romance? To fully make the most of it in full New York fashion, you’re going to have to get really high – by heading to one of New York’s hundreds of amazing rooftop bars, gardens or romantic NYC restaurants

230 Fifth is one of these; a rooftop paradise that boasts simply incredible views of that New York skyline. It’s an ideal date venue no matter what the weather – their gigantic (yet cozy) umbrellas are ideal to shelter under. Alternatively, try the Cantor Roof Garden Bar at the Met (open May – Oct). Starting your date in the iconic museum and winding your way to the picturesque rooftop means enjoying true romance, New York dating style.