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Waterford dating: finding love in Ireland’s first city
by Sophie Watson
Successful, intelligent Irish singles looking for lasting love can find it with EliteSingles. Our partner suggestions are made with one major thing in mind: long-term compatibility. When making a match, we take our members’ locations, personality preferences and life goals into account, ensuring that we can suggest relationships that will truly go the distance. Are you ready to meet an amazing man or woman, right here in Waterford? Then why not join EliteSingles today?
Single life in Waterford
Founded by Vikings in 914, Waterford City is the oldest city in Ireland. As well as a rich history, this area is home to some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery: County Waterford is a true gem of the South East, boasting everything from beaches to mountains. With so much to offer, it is no wonder that Waterford attracts some fantastic residents, who are drawn to the area for its culture and quality of life. What surprise some is that a significant proportion of these residents are single: 52% of adults identified as unmarried in a recent census.1
Yet, while the demographics might look promising, actually meeting Waterford men and women is another matter. For those who are looking for something long lasting, it can be difficult to meet someone in a bar of club, and those who dedicate themselves to their professional lives often don’t want to date a workmate. Indeed, there is really only one reliable place to look for a partner who lives up to expectations: online. Perhaps this is why the number of Irish singles on dating sites is on the increase!2
Dating in Waterford
Of course, once you meet someone wonderful, it is time for the big question: where are you going to take them for that all-important first date? Luckily for those looking for love in Waterford, the fun date ideas are endless. The city centre is humming with great restaurants and buzzing bars while, with its mountains, beaches and riverbanks, county Waterford is rich with natural beauty.
Indeed, dating in Waterford is a wonderful experience, made better with the right person by your side. Meet that person today; join us at EliteSingles.
A table for two
With 60% of our female members saying that they would choose a cafe for their ideal first date,1 meeting for a coffee is always a good idea. Luckily for those on the Waterford dating scene, there is a fabulous cafe right on the doorstep: the always delicious Granary cafe. From Fair Trade coffee to fantastic pastries, The Granary has you covered!
Should you want to move on to something more substantial, Waterford also boasts some wonderful restaurants. Among the most romantic is La Boheme, which offers an exquisite taste of France, right here in Ireland. From the €35 daily menu to the push-the-boat out, 7-course tasting menu, you can be sure that the food at La Boheme will taste as good as it looks.
History and culture
A meal out is not the ideal first date for everyone, but luckily there are plenty of other opportunities for Waterford dating adventure. For starters, history buffs will delight in a visit to the Waterford Treasures, a trio of museums that trace the last 1000 years of local life. From Viking history to medieval carvings, the Treasures can make for a date that fascinates from start to finish.
Slightly further afield is Curraghmore House, a gorgeous stately home near Portlaw. This County Waterford wonder has sections that date back to the 12th century, alongside stunning gardens, ornate rooms and picturesque woodlands. It’s the perfect place to walk and talk: there’s a new conversation topic around every corner.
With 147km of coastline and 49 beautiful beaches, Waterford is one of the best places in Ireland to have a date by the water. If you want to see it all, try a tour of the South East Costal drive, a stunning stretch of road that passes by beach after beach (imagine all the summer picnic opportunities!).
Nature lovers can find great Waterford dating ideas across the county. Those who thrive on the water can take a cruise out to sea for a spot of whale watching, while those who prefer to stay on dry land should consider heading to the Comeragh Mountains. Here you can find great walking and horse trekking tours, all of which can lead you to wonderful views out over Waterford city and beyond.