Are you searching for someone who really suits you in the Big Smoke? We’ve put together this handy guide to gay dating in London to help you on your journey to that special guy.

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a gay meet in London with fellow committed singles or for advice on how to discover singles with the same interests as yourself, you’ve come to the right place.

Choosing The Right London Gay Dating App

It can be tricky finding the right London gay dating app. Many apps tend to prioritise short term flings, making it challenging to begin a real relationship. At Match, we focus on helping you to establish meaningful connections with like minded men in your area. It’s free to register and quick and easy to get started.

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Setting Up Your Gay Dating London Profile

Once you’ve registered for free on Match, setting up your profile is a smooth and simple process. There’s 3 types of information we need you to share with us so that we can make sure that our friendly online dating coach, Lara, is recommending the right profiles to you:

  • Background info: This is basic information about yourself such as your name, area and a few important details.
  • Recent snaps: Share a few clear photos of yourself with your face visible and ideally a smile or two.
  • Your interests: Let us know about your passions and priorities so we can be confident that the men we recommend are just your cup of tea.

Once your profile is up and running, you can begin looking through profiles for gay men in your area. There are a few different ways to do this:

  1. Use the criteria search tool to look for profiles for men that share your interests. Maybe you’re seeking a fellow running enthusiast, a music geek or a green thumbed gardener – either way, this handy tool will help you to narrow down your search for that special someone.
  2. Tour our recommendations, based on the information you shared with us when setting up your profile.
  3. Get support from our friendly online dating coach Lara to meet your ideal match.
  4. If you’re not quite sure yet exactly what it is you’re looking for in your fellow committed singles, explore more profiles based on your area.
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Getting To Know Singles Who Are Gay & Dating In London

Once you’ve found a profile for someone who you think you’d like to get to know a little more about, you can introduce yourself or send him a message using the app. If it’s a mutual match, you’ll have the chance to chat and get to know each other using text chat, live voice chat and even to enjoy a real video date. Once you feel comfortable, you can then move on to meeting up in person.

The Best Places For A Gay Meet – London’s Ideal First Date Spots

In somewhere as busy as London, it may feel a little daunting trying to plan a first date simply because there’s so many different options to choose from. We recommend picking the type of date you have in mind first (cultural activities, a walking tour, wining and dining or something a little more adrenaline fueled) and then choosing a location which offers that specific activity from there to help narrow things down a little.

You may also want to check on which area that special someone is based in and take that into consideration when making plans – will it be easy for them to hop on the tube to meet up? Are you asking them to pull on their walking shoes and head all the way to the other end of the city?

Cultural Activities

As one of the best places in the country to enjoy a little culture, you’ll be spoilt for choice in London if you and that special someone enjoy the arts. A tour of one of London’s museums or art galleries is a great low stress first real date, offering plenty of things to talk about as you peruse the exhibits together.

Alternatively, if you’re a little nervous about meeting in person, booking tickets to a show in the West End will give you the chance to share in one another’s company, without the pressure to fill any silences.

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Tower of London
  • The National Gallery
  • The West End

Out and About

If you’ve lived in London long, you’ve probably muttered a frustrated “tourists!” under your breath at least once or twice, but taking on the role of tourists for the day together can be a lot of fun and a good way to break the ice on meeting in person.

London is a great city to explore on foot, perhaps stopping to grab a snack or a hot drink as you go. These are some fun areas to wander through together:

  • Soho and Chinatown
  • St James’ Park
  • Little Venice
  • Hampstead Heath

Food And Drink

London is a foodie’s paradise, so it will come as no surprise that we recommend an afternoon spent wining and dining as an ideal option for your first real date. There are thousands of different restaurants and bars to choose from based on your preferences, budget and any dietary requirements, but here are some popular options:

  • Archipelago
  • Luca
  • Mildred’s
  • Blanchette
  • Pollen Street Social
  • Nightjar
  • London Cocktail Club
  • Bar Soho

Thrill Seeking

If you and that special someone both prefer to keep the adrenaline pumping, there are lots of adventurous opportunities for your first date in the wider London area. Be sure to dress appropriately though – we recommend ditching the suit before you give the white water rafting or climbing a go.

  • The Castle Climbing Centre
  • Lee Valley White Water Centre
  • Up At The O2
  • Thames Rockets Speedboats
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Start Your Journey To Gay Dating London Style Today

If you’re ready to find out more about our committed singles and take the first step towards meeting someone who really suits you, register for free by clicking on the ‘register’ button at the top of the page today. With Match, you’ll love your dating journey!