If you’re single and looking for love, the thing most often on your mind is probably dating. Belfast has a reputation for being a place of ‘mad craic’, somewhere where you can bump into a stranger on a night out and make them your new best friend. But we can be a difficult city to meet new people in, too. Dating in Belfast often means being stuck with the same people you’ve always known. Whether in your lifelong friend group, sports team or work buddies, it’s hard to break out of the people you already know and find a guy or girl who’ll last.

Even if you find someone, it can be hard getting up the nerve to approach them. If they’re a complete stranger, it can be downright scary. What do you say? How do you look? When do you buy them a drink? How do you know if they even want to talk? There are so many potential pitfalls involved in dating. Belfast doesn’t make it easy to find the right person and make just the right impression.

But we can help.

Where to find singles in Belfast

Our dating site in Belfast is the answer to all these problems. We at Match have designed a unique blend of careful moderation with informal fun to ensure you can stay safe, but also get those sparks flying. With all profiles carefully moderated and data under strict protection, you can use our platform with peace of mind. Our regular Match nights bring fun and spontaneity into dating, as Belfast people gather at our specialised events to meet singles.

But the search for a partner isn’t taken completely out of your hands. In dating, Belfast prioritises individual choices and preferences, and so do we. Users can manually search through and sort profiles themselves as well, using everything from hobbies to religious beliefs in order to find the profile perfect for them. We make dating in Belfast as easy as the press of a button.

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Date ideas in Belfast

Once you find that special someone on Match, you’ll need to decide what kind of first date you’re going to have. Thankfully, dating in Belfast is a buffet of choices for romance.

Want to start dating in Belfast with a drink? The city has tons of amazing pubs, but its standout one is The Perch. With you and your date whizzed up five storeys in an old-fashioned lift, you emerge in a conservatory-like space. Sip your cocktail surrounded by birdcages, leafy plants and brick walls as you get to know each other. If you want dinner to be part of dating, Belfast boasts an incredible restaurant just outside the city. Noble has experimental dishes and ambience by the gallon. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself and your date.

Belfast is a city bursting with interesting places to go if you’re looking for a standout date.

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Best activities for singles in Belfast

But where does a single person go in Belfast to find dates? Unfortunately, that’s a harder question to answer. With people increasingly focused on careers and friendships, it can be harder to go to a bar or club and be sure to find someone intriguing. That’s why Match offers dedicated speed dating events in Belfast and around Ireland. At these, you can be sure to be surrounded with singles just as interested in finding a date as you. Keep an eye on the Match website to know when the next one is coming up. Better yet, sign up now, and have tons of singles near you available at the press of a button.