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Want to meet great Chicago singles? We're here to help!

At EliteSingles we cater to professional, educated single men and women looking for a long-term relationship. If you’re wanting to meet Chicago singles who are interesting, fun people with a lot to offer, we’re the dating site for you. Begin the search for love that lasts: get started by registering with EliteSingles today!
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Dating in Chicago with EliteSingles

When you live in Chicago, a city full of exciting events and a social lifestyle, it can be a challenge to have the time and place to meet suitable single men and single women who share your values and goals. For many Chicago singles, particularly those busy professionals who may not have the time to hunt for love in bars or at singles events, getting smart means taking the search for a partner online.

And it's not just happening in Chicago – online dating is a practice that is becoming increasingly popular all over America. Indeed, a Pew research report found that 60 percent of US singles believe that dating sites are a good way to meet singles and find a partner - a figure that's constantly on the rise. 

 

It’s quite clear, for singles, Chicago is a city with a thriving social life, come day or night, there is always an exciting club, bar or live music event to attend. And as fun as it is to party and go out, with friends, it doesn’t guarantee that you will meet someone within your social group. As it is, it’s a challenge to balance your free time with the demands of everyday life. One of the reasons our members choose dating websites for dating in Chicago is the accessibility, convenience and accuracy to speed up and improve the experience. And EliteSingles is here to connect Chicago singles looking for love! 

Meet Relationship-ready Chicago Singles

That said, for many single men and single women in Chicago, it's not enough to choose an online dating site at random. If you want lasting love, you need to find a site that can meet your needs. At EliteSingles, we've specifically designed our dating site to cater to Americans seeking a long-term relationship. Indeed, our fully mobile-optimized platform is the ideal way for busy single professionals to connect, making it easier for our members to find each other online and meet up in real life

Read more: Want to make dating in Chicago even smoother? Try our handy iOS/Android dating app!

It starts with an easy sign-up process and personality test. We base our matchmaking services on important compatibility indicators, which means we include relationship factors like personality traits and relationship goals in our algorithm. In addition, our membership base has an average age of 30-55 and includes many college-educated, successful, vibrant people – who also happen to be seeking lasting love.

In other words, EliteSingles can help connect you to the kind of Chicago singles you truly want to be dating. From Christian dating to senior dating - and everything in between - we provide a safe and secure Chicago dating site for everyone. Once you have completed the sign-up process, we send you 3-7 selected matches daily. You can meet Chicago singles without the hard work and enjoy the best bits of dating and falling in love! 

Register today and see who you can meet!

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The Chicago Singles Scene

The millions of Americans who call Chicago home know one thing for certain: dating in the Windy City can be challenging but amazing. From summers at the beach to winters watching the Blackhawks, from checking out improv theatre (usually packed with future SNL stars) to discovering a new jazz joint, there’s always plenty to do on a night out in Chicago.

Of course, the flip side of all this excitement is that the fast-paced action can mean it’s hard to meet singles to really get excited about – something many Chicago singles know only too well! But, despite the difficulty, there is a trick to Chicago dating: you just have to get smart about where you choose to look for love. So, we’re here to help those singles in Chicago who want lasting love. Why not sign up today to see who is waiting to meet you!

Read More: From Jewish dating advice to meeting singles with Polish rootsRussian ancestry or finding those with an interest in Irish dating, EliteSingles enjoys a diverse membership and inclusive community. 

Chicago Date Ideas

Once you meet that perfect single Chicagoan (the one who gives you the good kind of butterflies), it’s time for the fun of Chicago dating to really begin. There's an endless amount of great date ideas in Chicago, check out just a few of our favorites below. We compiled the best date ideas for Chicago singles on a map for your convenience. You can discover more about these suggestions in our article 7 Fun Date Ideas in Chicago.  Or enjoy some added inspirational suggestions right here. 

Exciting places for Chicago singles to go on a date

At EliteSingles we are so confident our members will meet their match, we added a few more date ideas for Chicago's singles. Some dates are a casual party for two, or maybe you even joining a group activity and meeting their friends for the first time. Here’re some fun ideas to step up a date in Chicago. 

If you want to meet for a drink why not go to Arbella for classy cocktails, an appetizing menu and tasteful setting with high ceilings and eye-catching murals. It’s an impressive choice to kick off the first date. On a different note, choose a comedy club – it’s totally Chicago and practically part of the lifestyle. Two of our favorites are the iO Theatre and Second City, where stars such as Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Steve Carell all launched their careers. Laughter goes a long way breaking the ice!

Being in nature is also a great way to turn up the romance. Come rain or shine, the Garfield Park Conservatory is a beautiful, green backdrop to set the scene for a date. Or do something daring and spend the afternoon at Brooklyn Boulders climbing, with all the equipment you need available for hire. What better way to see if you click then taking part in activities together! And it's a good way to take the pressure off when you're meeting each other's friends. Or if you're looking for a fun and free option, try a stroll in one of the City's many beautiful parks or take in the sparkling sights and sounds of the Chicago Riverwalk. 

If you want to make it a big event or keep it casual, there's an option for you. And whether it's your first or third date, if you're a busy professional trying to fit in a drink or maybe a more social occasion, when choosing your date destination consider the appropriate setting and activity to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

Want a romantic weekend outside of Chicago? Try our tips for Cincinnati dating, Louisville date ideas, or for finding romance in Columbus.

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Couple walking through Chicago in winter
Chicago dating in winter

Blame the northerly winds – winter here certainly lets you know when it arrives! A major part of surviving ‘‘Chiberia’’ with your love-life intact is planning indoor dates. With Chicago boasting some of the finest, the Art Institute of Chicago makes for an interesting and world-class winter date option. And if art isn’t your preference, choose The Field Museum for a remarkable collection of natural history exhibitions.

Of course, the brave Chicago singles who risk an outdoor date will soon find that has perks too: try a snowy stroll along the lakefront or take your date ice skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Just be sure to warm up afterward with a Glüwein from Daley Plaza’s Christkindl market!

Chicago from above in summer
Chicago dating in summer

By the time Memorial Day rolls around, most Chicagoans are ready for sun. A classic summer-in-Chicago move is spending an afternoon at a ballgame with your date: think soft pretzels, beer, and sunshine (Note: for the sake of compatibility, it’s always wise to check ahead of time if they’re a Cubs or a Sox fan - couples have broken up over less!).

Another great summer date is to get out on the water. Try a sunset architecture cruise with the likes of Chicago's First Lady; not only is it a great way to explore the city, the view from the boat is an excellent conversation starter, perfect for Chicago singles who get tongue-tied on first dates.

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Chicago cuisine

Deep dish, donuts, Bloody Marys... When it comes to cuisine, Chicago’s approach can be best summed up with one word: delicious. And this means that the city is bursting with great foodie date ideas. Shake up the traditional date and meet for brunch at Walton Street Kitchen + Bar – feast on their double stack blueberry pancakes for a delightful start to the day! And if it goes well, move across to the lounge for a drink.

If a dinner date is on the menu, we suggest making a reservation at Bistro Champagne for a dreamy, romantic setting inspired by the tradition of the French bistro. The charming gem is a hot spot for romance with soft lighting, lush plants and stylish décor!