If you’re single and looking for love, the thing most often on your mind is probably dating. Derry 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 Derry 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. Derry 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 Derry

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

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Date ideas in Derry

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 Derry is a buffet of choices for romance.

Are you a fan of Derry Girls? Us too. That’s why we were so excited to learn there’s now a dedicated tour of all the locations featured in the TV series. If you bonded with your date over your taste in comedy, it’s sure to be a hit. Head to The Sooty Olive Restaurant afterwards for some unique flavours, or the Guildhall Taphouse for drinks and incredible chowder.

If you want a more unconventional date, Derry has plenty to offer. The Craft Village bursts with local arts and colour – perfect for picking up a gift for your date. Or head to the Tower Museum and explore Derry’s rich and complicated history.

Dating in Derry means having tons of choices for where to go and what to do.

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Best activities for singles in Derry

But where does a single person go in Derry 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 Derry 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.