Manchester is one of the most romantic cities in the North of England. How do we know? We’ve done our research on love and dating. The city has the highest number of people in the North who would describe themselves as ‘very romantic’. Whether you want to wine and dine your date or bring them to the great outdoors, here are some of the most romance filled things you can do in this city of dating gems.

Dating Mr Darcy style: Lyme Park

What could be more romantic than a visit to the place where Pride and Prejudice was filmed? If you’re prepared to venture a little further away from the city of Manchester, this country house with gardens is nestled on the edge of the Peak District and is where Mr Darcy meets Elizabeth in the BBC adaptation of the novel. Sweeping lawns and a sumptuous backdrop should make for a very romantic dating location.

Dating on the waterfront: Manchester’s River restaurant

Overlooking the river Irwell is the River Restaurant, a favourite of the Manchester dating set. One of the city’s high end dining spots, this elegant, modern eatery serves top notch dishes ranging from grilled native lobster to Aberdeen Angus sirloin steak. Your date you met on dating sites will love the romance of the riverside view.

Dating the Japanese way: Karaoke for two

Karaoke and dating, sounds scary but if you want to break the ice and really get to know your date, this could be the perfect solution. Make it more romantic by renting a karaoke booth or private room for two, where you can serenade each other to your heart’s content, or just have a laugh at each other’s renditions of old songs. Think Scarlett Johansen and Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (pink wig optional).

Dating by night: Manchester Ghost Walks

Flecky Bennett Productions operates both weekly ghost walks and haunted underground tours in Manchester, allowing you the chance to explore underground tunnels and vaults, or the dark winding streets of the city. An eerie experience, or an intensely romantic one? You decide. Happy ghost hunting!

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