Square Mile singles should get themselves down to One New Change, Sushi Samba or the City’s trendiest new hang out, the Ned if they’re looking for love - and even the gym, it turns out.
These are the top three locations where city workers are connecting according to Huggle, a new UK-founded dating app taking on Tinder, which matches daters based on the places they frequent and have in common.
Analysis of data from the app, which already boasts 300,000 members in the capital, reveals the City’s cultural destination Barbican and Guildhall Art Gallery are also love connecting hotspots and romances are blossoming in Finsbury Circus Gardens. Meanwhile Madisons at St Pauls and river views at Coppa Club are forming the foundations of fresh relationships.
|1||One New Change|
|6||Finsbury Circus Gardens|
|7||Guildhall Art Gallery|
|9||The London Cocktail Club|
|10||Virgin Active, Walbrook|
Huggle co-founder and chief executive Valerie Stark told City A.M. daters are more likely to find compatibility this way, as their lifestyles are in tune and they share the same interests. Singletons can find a fellow gym bunny to work out with, an activity she says people are even arranging to do on dates. The Virgin Active near Cannon Street even makes the top 10 of places daters in the Square Mile have in common.
And while City singles are clearly matching over bars and restaurants, Stark also notes that many are in fact scheduling in early morning pre-work dates amid their busy schedules.