If you’re single and looking for love, the thing most often on your mind is probably dating. Cork 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 county to meet new people in too. Dating in Cork often means being stuck with the same people you’ve always known. Whether in your lifelong friend group, GAA 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. Cork doesn’t make it easy to find the right person and make just the right impression.

But we can help.

How to find singles in Cork

Our dating site in Cork 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 Cork 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, Cork 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 Cork as easy as the press of a button.

Thousands of people have already met their partner on Match Europe. Could you be next?
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Date ideas in Cork

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 Cork is a buffet of choices for romance.

If you want a romantic getaway, the village of Kinsale will give you and your date a truly magical atmosphere. Take a countryside escape and soak up its natural beauty. If you’d prefer something more casual, the city of Cork has tons of options. Quinlan’s Seafood Bar offers a relaxed ambience where you and your date can try new dishes. Let the flavours burst on your tongue as you get to know each other. Heading to the English Market, checking out the stalls and soaking up the ambience will add flavour and colour to dating. You could even pick up a locally made, handcrafted gift to really impress your date.

Cork is a city bursting with choice if you’re looking for a standout date.

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Best activities for singles in Cork

But where does a single person go in Cork 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 Cork 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.