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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 them? 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 line of New York dating are providing nothing but 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 singles who are genuinely compatible.

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 and we'll help you with the process. Naturally, this comes with a caveat: the type of partner that you find will often depend on the kind of 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. Our members are professional, intelligent and ready for lasting love – Join them today!

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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! EliteSingles can help connect you with New York singles, picking out the very best matches and serving you 3-7 new profiles to consider each day - helpful in a city where you pass thousands of new faces daily! We understand that the vast majority of our members are career-minded professional singles, with busy schedules and little time to look for love. We're here to help! Our handy iOS app was designed with busy singles in mind, helping you to fit finding long-lasting love in when and where you can! 

NYC dating: where to go?

With plenty of interesting single man and single women seeking men on the site, soon all you'll be thinking about is where to take them for that all-important first date. New Yorkers are spoiled for choice in this regard: whether your budget is more Broadway or more bodega, there’ll be a New York dating option that suits you. Here’s just a few of the best NYC dating ideas and we have plenty more both inside and just outside of NYC if you're looking for a getaway.

Looking for date ideas outside NYC? Check out our guides for cities right across the US over on our local dating page...


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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, New York style, you’re going to have to get really high – by heading to one of New York’s hundreds of amazing rooftop bars, gardens or 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 Roof Garden Café 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 style.