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Where are the best places to meet gay singles in London?

London is home to a rich dating scene for gay men, with many local bars, singles groups and gay districts catering for those who are single and ready to mingle. However, as London is such a vast city, it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin if you’ve never tried face to face dating before. So, we’ve got a rundown on the best places to meet gay men in the capital for dating success.

1. Gay speed dating in London

 

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If you’re aiming to meet singles face to face, speed dating in London is the perfect place to start. One of the top dating sites is Speed Dater. With loads of up-coming speed events to choose from in some of the city’s trendiest bars and restaurants, meet like-minded individuals in convenient locations, times and dates to see if you can strike a match. 

You can choose men-only events if you’re not interested in women at all, which takes the pressure off if you’re worried about finding the right person. Prices start from £20 with each date lasting around 4 minutes — plenty of time to get a flavour for each single man that comes your way.

 

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2. Gay singles events in London

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If speed dating isn’t your thing or you’d like to try other ways of dating, there are loads of singles events in London that allow you to meet face to face in a more casual setting. You can enjoy wine tasting, games nights and singles parties; all of which are a great way to find new people and break the ice. And don’t be nervous — everyone is there for the same thing and many singles head to the events alone.

 

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3. Gay singles groups in London

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If you’d prefer to bring some friends along for the ride, singles groups offer a great way to make new friends while finding potential suitors. They offer the perfect opportunity to break the ice in a fun, no-pressure scenario, while trying something different. 

Meet.up.com offers a great platform to find singles events. One of the most popular is London Lads — a  group of around 70 -- 80 guys who meet on the first Friday of every month for a pub crawl to visit three bars in one evening. Or if you love sports, there’s the Gay Men’s Tennis Group, offering gay men the chance to meet up and play tennis at the weekend. They accept anyone into the group, from complete beginners to seasoned pros.

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4. Bars, areas & gay districts

From the cosmopolitan bars of Soho to the party scene of Vauxhall, there are loads of trendy bars and restaurants for gay men to hang out in. Swing on over to G-A-Y in Soho, which attracts young, gay men looking for cheap drinks. And Eagle London in Vauxhall is well known for its legendary gay party nights.
If you’re close to the East End, head to Dalston Superstore — a café-bar, art space and club that’s popular with the LGBTQ+ community. There’s also The Queen Adelaide, a former lap dancing bar and seafood grill that has been turned into an East End pub with a left field approach. If you’re looking for som

4. Or try online dating in London for local gay singles

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If you’re not quite ready to date face to face, online is the way to go. With a range of great dating websites at your disposal, the question is: which one do you go for? 

Match.com offers new ways to meet people. It’s free to register, and when you join you can use the site’s advanced search filters to discover gay singles that are completely right for you. They also run Match nights and singles events, offering the opportunity to meet people in person.  

Elite Singles is another good dating site for gay men. They understand that gay dating can be tricky, so offer a platform for professional single guys who don’t have much time to date. Their sophisticated matchmaking method can help you find someone who shares your goals, values, and plans for the future — this site isn’t about casual flings. 

One of the most well known dating sites out there, OkCupid shows off who you are and helps you find gay singles you can really connect with. The end goal is to get you dates, and to do so they offer a great platform for you to show off your individuality and what makes you unique. 

For gay men over 50, Silver Singles has been designed to help senior singles to connect and discover companionship, love and relationships. The dating site offers real people the chance to find real relationships away from the frivolous, ageist dating scene.

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If you’re a gay single guy living in London and want to find new places to try and meet that special someone, give some of our dating tips a go. Whether you prefer meeting face to face or want to date online first, there are loads of platforms at your disposal — get out there and try some of them!


 

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Amy is a relationship writer and dating coach who helps people find love online. She understands everyone has a need to interact, feel and connect with themselves and others. She believes every relationship begins with you and the key to a relationship is loving yourself first. Amy enjoys yoga, travel and learning new things.

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