Essex is filled with many singles all looking to meet someone new. Luckily, Match can narrow your search to match your preferences. It’s easy to get started and begins by signing up here for free. You can then browse your potential matches and find your ideal date.

Our advanced search features will help you find a date that’s right for you. So whether you’re looking for someone outdoorsy or a movie buff, Match can help you find them instantly without the tedious hours of browsing.

By registering with Match you’ll also be first to hear about Match nights and socials in Essex, which provide opportunities to meet other singles in a fun, relaxed environment.

Thousands of people have already met their partner on Match. Could you be next?
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Dating in Essex

Dating in Essex is an exciting prospect! The coastal county is one of the larger counties in England, meaning it offers plenty of variety when you’re looking for the perfect dating spot.

  • Go for dinner and drinks in Chelmsford. There are some great independent restaurants in Chelmsford Market, just off Cornhill. Go to Baan Noodle for delicious noodles and dim sum at prices you can’t argue with. There are limited tables inside, but you can always get takeaway and cosy up together at home, or even in nearby Central Park if the weather’s nice.
  • Grab a coffee in beautiful Leigh-on-Sea. This arty seaside town is full of cute coffee shops, ideal for Essex dating. Stop the World Cafe offers breakfast and lunch with plenty of healthy, filling options. Its coffee is stand out, and it also serves milkshakes and smoothies.
  • Singles in Essex who love the outdoors have plenty of beautiful landscapes at their fingertips. Dedham Vale, just north of Colchester, is a stunning AONB captured in the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough. Walk or cycle through the (very flat!) landscape – don’t forget to pack a picnic to complete your romantic day trip.
  • If you’re a history buff, head to Colchester Castle to check out their exhibitions and marvel at the castle itself. Head up to the castle roof for panoramic views and a chance to take some scenic photos with your date. Dating in Essex can be educational as well as lots of fun!

If you’re looking for more support in your Essex dating journey, head over to our advice site for articles on everything from how to avoid breadcrumbing, to things you can learn from a bad date.