The Ultimate Manchester Dating Guide
Manchester: a large and diverse city often referred to as ‘the London of the North’ where it always rains and yet people are determined to venture outside and face the weather. Its depth of culture is remarkable, with a heavy populace of sports fans and facilities, a lively and innovative music scene and fascinating museums, galleries and architecture. With so much culture and history to absorb and such a wide variety of places to explore, Manchester is also the perfect dating destination. If you’re new to the city and don’t know where to start, or just want a few new dating tips about your home town, this brief guide will take you through all of Manchester’s dating possibilities…
The city is full of opportunities for meeting people. A huge student population means that the nightlife is friendly and lively with every type of club and bar dotted around the centre. Sound Control, Mint Lounge, Sub Space and The Factory are just a few of the many popular nightclubs. If you want to avoid a student crowd, there are also bars and clubs for over 25s, such as Cuba Café in the northern quarter, which is hugely popular and even holds salsa classes. If clubbing is not for you, do not despair, there are plenty of other ways to meet your dream date, all you need to do is be proactive. Get yourself out and about: cafes, parks, supermarkets are all good places to meet people and you could even visit a Dating website.
When you’ve found someone special to share Manchester with, there are an overwhelming amount of activities to choose from. Starting with the conventional choice of dinner dates, the city is blessed with the world of food. ‘The Curry Mile’ in Rusholme houses the finest collection of curry houses in Europe and the Chinatown here more than matches up to its London equivalent. With 300 establishments to choose from, there is certain to be a perfect restaurant out there for you!
If you are thinking of being a bit more adventurous and feel like investing in tickets to see a show, a band or a comedian, Manchester will not disappoint. The MEN arena is a renowned venue which welcomes world famous artists onto its stage all year, but there are many other great gig locations such as the Roadhouse and Manchester Apollo. Many theatres are dotted around the centre as well, with shows ranging from classical – such as Varekai – Cirque de Soleil currently showing at the Trafford Centre- to experimental – such as the stage version of George Orwell’s totalitarian nightmare 1984 which is on running at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
For a more scenic experience, a walk around the city or even a guided tour could make a magical date. The history of Manchester’s cotton trade is engrained through its red-bricked Victorian architecture and this combined with its many parks and the seven surface rivers which weave through the city and its wider county could make for a truly picturesque and romantic date. The many museums, tourist landmarks and galleries are places you could also drop into, and many of these locations are free, such as Manchester Art Gallery.
So, Manchester dating opportunities are too many to count. Whether it’s a walk by the river, learning a bit of your city’s heritage at a museum or seeing that new and unmissable play, you’re bound to find a bit of romance.