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Dating Cork – boost your chances of finding love

Cork may be one of Ireland's biggest cities, but that doesn't necessarily make the dating game any easier; despite there being thousands of eligible local singles, the challenge lies in being able to find each other. So if you're hard pressed to find a partner in Cork, it's time to put the odds in your favour and join an online dating site like EliteSingles.

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Meeting eligible singles in Cork is no piece of cake - social circles often become rather stagnant beyond people's 20s and 30s, and approaching strangers in bars or clubs isn't the most effective way of finding a partner. While dating in Cork can be tough, there are alternate solutions for singles who are serious about finding a committed realtionship - and online dating is by far the most efficient way of boosting your chances. This is especially the case in Cork - the city boasts twice as many users per capita than Ireland as a whole - so there's certainly plenty of choices when it comes to finding that special someone.

Who are EliteSingles members?

EliteSingles certainly attracts a group of like-minded singles; most members are aged between 35-50 and 82% of members have a tertiary education. So if you're hoping to meet Cork's best singles, EliteSingles is the best online dating site to expand your social circle and meet some exciting fresh faces. Of course, it's not only a numbers game - we understand that it's the quality of the matches, rather than the quantity of members, that really increases your chances of connecting well with someone. That's where our smart profiling matchmaking system comes in, which is aimed at narrowing down your matches so that you only receive high-quality partner suggestions based on your personality and partner requirements. By offering tailored partner suggestions from a pool of like-minded singles, EliteSingles is your key to Cork dating success. 


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Where to go in Cork

Cork boasts wonderful restaurants, pubs, bars and cultural heritage. When you're deciding a first date venue think about what would be interesting for your date and try to ensure that the venue is conducive to relaxed conversation. If you're stuck for ideas, don't worry - we've got a few suggestions. See below!


Cork market
Eating Out

After a winding meander through Cork’s bustling English market you can take a breather and watch events unfold below from Farmgate Café’s mezzanine, which overlooks the stalls. The menu caters to hearty appetites and the produce is sourced from the market downstairs. Constantly bustling for good reason, McCarthy's Bar and Bistro boasts a cosy atmosphere and reliably good food, and the option of staying a while in the bar after your meal marks it out as a top date choice. 

A refreshing mojito
After Dark

If a face-to-face dinner date seems a little intense for you, you can meet for a more casual drink in one of Cork’s many watering holes. The Mutton Lane is one of Cork’s oldest and best-loved pubs and is perfect for cosy candlelit chats. The Bodega at St. Peter’s market is one of Cork’s, nay, Ireland’s most splendid bars and is bound to impress with its magnificent architecture and dance floor.

Shandon at sunset
Adventure and Entertainment

Daytime dates can be an attractive option if you have the time. Visit the neighbourhood of Shandon – Cork’s answer to Montmartre – and wander through the tiny gallery-flanked streets before relaxing on the hilltop, taking in the vistas below. Or marvel at the bold timber and limestone construction of the fantastic Lewis Gluckman Gallery, as interesting as the collection inside. Whether religious or not, the spiky spires and ornate gargoyles of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral make it well worth a visit.