If you’re entering into the gay dating scene or if it’s your first time trying out a dating app, Match is here to guide you through the ins and outs of gay dating in Liverpool. No matter if you’re a born scouser or are new to Liverpool, Match can help you find something special with someone you can really connect with.
Is Match the right gay dating site for me?
Here at Match, we pride ourselves on helping people of all sexualities find something meaningful and have fun whilst keeping safe. By fighting against hook-up culture and curating serious singles for you to connect with, Match’s dating site and app are top choices for LGBTQI+ singles in Liverpool and beyond, just take a look at our top dating tips for LGBTQI+ people.
With our advanced search features and dating app, you can find someone who is really suited to you – whether you’ve always wanted to check out the queer Liverpool nightlife or would rather stay in and cook dinner, Match can help you find someone who shares your interests and desires using our filters to refine the people who you find on our app and site.
Start gay dating in Liverpool today by creating your free profile on Match and browsing the profiles of serious singles near you.
What should I know about gay dating in Liverpool?
Liverpool is one of the UK’s biggest cities, with a truly metropolitan population. It should come as no surprise that 94,000 Liverpudlians consider themselves to be a part of the LGBTQI+ community and that the city was voted the one of the top 100 cities for queer people when you consider that Liverpool has a well-known history of friendly locals and an open hearted embracing of people from all walks of life.
Even with a high representation of LGBTQI+ individuals in the city, gay dating in Liverpool can be an intimidating experience. For those new to the queer scene (welcome!), the sense that entering into a new community can be daunting and frightening, but there’s no need to be hesitant, there’s a lot of LGBTQI+ events and gay dating nights in Liverpool to join and begin making connections with people who you can connect with (even if it’s not romantic).
LGBTQI+ dates to go on in Liverpool
Heading down to the UK’s first official pride centre is a sure-fire way to make sure your gay dating in Liverpool experience is authentic, but here are some recommendations for other spots in the city to go out together.
Food and drinks
1. Superstar Boudoir
Stroll down Stanley Street and meander your way into the Superstar Boudoir for a night of dancing (ok, so maybe that’s a post-date thing to do, but who makes the rules?!) and great music. Dating should be fun, so don’t be afraid to let your guard down a little.
2. Poste House
Known locally as The Postie and located in the Pride Quarter, Poste House has been an LGBTQI+ staple since 1820 – plus it’s great if you’re trying to save a few pennies!
3. Castle Street
Go down to Castle Street for a cornucopia of delicious restaurants and delectable drinks. If it’s summer you can even sit outside – weather permitting, of course. With everything from pizza to small plates and even the Liverpool Gin Distillery, you can spend the day (or night) wiling away the hours eating and drinking yourselves to excess.
Friendly cultural evenings
1. Visit News From Nowhere
Peruse the shelves of radical and queer bookshop News From Nowhere to share in some community knowledge and maybe learn some facts about being gay in Liverpool you never knew before.
2. Check out FACT’s schedule
Home to two galleries, a cinema, a café and a bar, FACT is the ultimate cultural destination in Liverpool and with a history of interesting LGBTQI+ events and exhibitions, it’s always worth checking out their website to see if there’s anything you and your date would enjoy.
3. Take in The National Museum Liverpool’s LGBTQ+ exhibitions
Showcasing the often unknown history and achievements of the LGBTQI+ community in the UK, the National Museum Liverpool reflects a large array of experiences and cultures that are worth more than an afternoon of your time.
- Go to pride
Ok. so it’s a cliché, but there’s nowhere better to really express yourself and truly come out and show up than pride. Everyone should go at least once, if just to go and see some floats and dance in the streets a little.
- Go to Homotopia
Homotopia is the UK’s longest LGBTQI+ arts and culture festival – and it takes place in Liverpool every year! It’s the ideal place for a casual date where you can stroll around or take part in a workshop with someone you like.
- Sonic Yootha
Club night hosts Sonic Yootha support Kylie Minogue on her 2018 European Tour and if that’s not a reason to check it out as a gay date night in Liverpool then honestly we don’t know what is.
Meet serious singles on Match app for gay dating
Meet gay and queer singles to date in Liverpool today by joining Match. Our priority is making meaningful connections in a safe space, so to keep Match fun and safe at the same time we moderate every profile and every picture uploaded to our site or app. Personal protection is key to dating, so if there’s a profile that makes you feel uncomfortable, report it to our moderators and we will be happy to help. Online dating should be a space for people to connect and have fun, not to feel intimidate or experience any kind of discrimination.
As well as our reporting function, you can also block profiles that make you feel uncomfortable and that person will not be able to contact you again. Remember that dating should be fun and you should never feel any pressure to meet someone who is intimidating you.
Join Match and start your gay dating journey today!
It’s important to us that our singles have fun and new, exciting experiences. So far Match has been the starting place of 1.6 million relationships in the UK* and we are here to help you start something real too. So dust off those pick up lines and get out there!
Match understands that gay dating in Liverpool can be an intimidating experience, especially if you’re new to the LGBTQI+ community, so we are here toto help you find something real, fun and exciting.
*Data based on an extrapolation from Research Now survey conducted in April 2018, among a representative sample of 10671 respondents aged 18+ in the UK, which has been combined with the total population of this age group (Source Eurostat 2018). 3% of interviewees have been in a relationship with someone they claim having met on Match.