Friday, August 23, 2013

Finding Love in a Big City: Los Angeles

A sponsored hip + urban girl post.

Los Angeles is famous for drawing in creative and vibrant people from all four corners of the globe. However, it can still be hard to meet suitable dates. Unlike other cities which have more defined central meeting points, L.A. feels more like ten cities masquerading as one. When you’re looking to find like-minded people in such a diverse place, where do you start?

Here are some top date ideas for those looking for love in Los Angeles:

Get out and about

If you’re an animal lover, you can’t go wrong with a stroll around one of the city’s many dog parks. The Silver Lake Dog Park is a favorite place for singles to go to meet other dog-owners. Or you could take a picturesque walk through the lush Ferndell area of Griffith Park. Just make sure your pet is on its best behavior.

Visit The Laugh Factory

For a fun night out that’s a bit different to a club, The Laugh Factory is a good choice. This tiny comedy spot sometimes plays host to some famous faces and there’s every chance you’ll spot someone interesting in the crowd.


Go book shopping

If you’re looking for a more introverted date, try browsing a local bookstore. Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard holds regular readings and has an impressive collection of new books. Alternatively, you could browse the classics at Dragon Books in Venice Beach.

Go retro

Blast from the Past in Burbank is the ideal place for like-minded comic book geeks to find love. Filled with vintage toys and memorabilia, it’s a great spot to while away the hours and reminisce over old films and TV shows.

Grab a coffee

Coffee shops are brilliant places to meet new people (as well as being great places for first-daters who met on eHarmony.com). Lilly’s Coffee Cart is a popular spot when the weather’s nice. Or you could sample some food at the sophisticated Vintage Enoteca on Sunset Boulevard which also functions as a wine bar.

Go to a sports bar

If you’re a sports fanatic, you’ll want to try out a place where you can find a fellow fan in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Head down to SmithHouse in Century City or either of the Rocco’s bars and seek out your match.

Meeting people in a big city can feel intimidating, however online dating can also help you to find success (click here for more information). When you’ve found someone you’re interested in, you can plan some fun dates at any of the above locations and enjoy getting to know each other in this exciting and lively city.








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