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Washington, D.C. dating - find love in the District

Dating in Washington D.C. and hoping to meet someone great? You’re in the perfect place to make it happen! EliteSingles has become the meeting place for D.C.’s most interesting singles; professional, educated men and women on the search for a long-term relationship with a compatible partner. We're here to help them - and you - find each other and make a meaningful match. Are you ready to start connecting? Register with EliteSingles and give your love life a helping hand!
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D.C. Dating with EliteSingles

Washington D.C. singles seeking a meaningful match know one thing for sure: waiting around in bars for Mr. or Mrs. Right is neither an effective nor efficient way of meeting a life partner. EliteSingles was founded to change that that, to take the guess-work out of traditional dating by providing a place for like-minded singles to connect. What do we mean by like-minded? We mean interesting, educated D.C. singles matched together on the basis of compatible lifestyle, personality and relationship goals. It's the smart way to boost your chances of finding genuine, long-lasting love.

Streamlining the Search for Washington D.C. Singles

So how can we help Washington singles find compatible connections? It all starts with our personality test - by asking all our members about their relationship goals, lifestyles, and romantic hopes, we can get a clear idea of our members and what they are looking for from a match. From there, we can streamline the D.C. dating scene by bringing our members 3-7 matches per day - partner suggestions we believe will be deeply compatible with the personality test results. And, if that's not enough to start with, singles on our site can also search for interesting people using our Have You Met... feature.

We can help make this already efficient process even smoother with the help of our slick dating app. With versions available for both iOS and Android, our dating app is the ideal for busy D.C. singles to keep their dating life humming while on-the-go. Update your photos in between meetings, check your matches while at the gym, say hi to someone new while on your commute - with our dating app, you're no longer too busy to look for love.

Register today and see who you can meet!

The D.C. Dating Scene

Anyone that’s joined the dating game in D.C. knows it isn’t as pretty a picture as the cherry blossoms suggest. Sure, the city does a great job at attracting bright, intelligent singles from across the country, but many D.C. singles find that it’s strangely difficult to hold down a catch. That's why it's no surprise that more and more single Americans are turning to premium dating sites like EliteSingles to find love.

Part of our success on the D.C. dating scene is due to the fact that we believe compatibility is a multi-faceted thing. Yes, our members have commonalities: the majority are single professionals between the ages of 30 and 55, and every member on our site has the same goal; to find a deep, long lasting love with someone great. But there is a lot of diversity within those boundaries, diversity that means we can help you meet someone who suits you right down to the ground.

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Washington D.C. Date Ideas

From Michelin-starred restaurants to iconic fast food joints, D.C. has the best date ideas around!  When you're ready to meet one of our D.C. singles, plan a first date that reflects your own personality and your shared interests; whether it's a trendy cocktail bar, munching cupcakes in Gerogetown, sightseeing like a true tourist or getting cultural at the Smithsonian, this city has plenty of fun and interesting things to try together - see our favorites below!

Looking for date ideas outside D.C.? Try our tips for Baltimore dating, and for Philadelphia dating, or try our ideas for a romantic weekend in and around New York City.

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D.C. dating whatever the weather

On sunny days in Washington, you can't beat a date at The Pub and The People. A laid-back yet pretty bar on North Capitol, this is the place to come if you and your date want tasty drinks and jazzed-up comfort food: think waffles for brunch, and buttermilk chicken sandwiches or vegetarian delights for dinner. The real sunny-day drawcard however is the spacious patio - it's the perfect place to people watch together. Or, if you're dating an animal lover, to dog watch - the patio is pooch friendly.

Come the D.C. winter, cozy date ideas rule, and there's nothing better than a warm, friendly afternoon spent at Kramerbooks & Afterwords. Since 1976, this bookstore/ cafe/bar was been providing Washington singles with the perfect place to attend a book reading together, to have a coffee, or to enjoy a wine. It's the city's coziest way to have an intellectual date!

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Coffee days and date nights

It's not just Washington State that has great coffee - the District has many fantastic, cozy cafes, the sort of places that are ideal for a first date. For some of D.C.s best coffee, try Dolcezza: their delicious espresso is only matched in quality by their equally gorgeous, gelato (all handmade right in the heart of D.C.). With nine locations across the city, it's pretty easy to find a branch of Dolcezza near you, but their brand new location at The Wharf is highly recommended - if just for the views alone!  

If you are more in the mood for a dinner date, reserve a table at the stunning Fiola Mare. A waterfront, Italian seafood restaurant, this beautiful place ticks all the boxes when it comes to romantic ambience and delectable dining. For full romance-points, try and get a table overlooking the Potomac River. It'll be a date night you won't soon forget.

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Making the most of dating in D.C.

It's impossible to write a list of D.C. date ideas without mentioning the cherry blossoms - after all, they're one of the most romantic parts of life in the District! If you've got a date planned in late March or early April, make the most of the romantic flowers with a trip to the Tidal Basin to see the National Cherry Blossom Festival in full swing. The photo ops alone will make for a great date - let alone the dreaminess of watching delicate petals drift across the water.

Afterwards, head for Muze in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. All-day dining with a South East Asian flair, combined with incredible views out over the Washington Channel, mean that this restaurant manages to be both approachable and upmarket: the ideal combination. And, of course, it's best enjoyed with someone special - get ready to meet them with us!