If you’re looking for the best places to meet single women seeking men in Croydon, you’re in the right place. This year, Croydon has arguably developed a reputation for being ‘not what it used to be.’ Indeed, a number of the region’s most popular bars and clubs have closed down, meaning there’s not as much choice for a mad night out in Croydon as in the past.
But, there are still some quality bars in the area. And the lack of choice means that there is likely to be a larger helping of Croydon’s single women in the bar you do choose to go to.
Of course, there are venues other than bars and nightclubs in Croydon where it’s possible to meet beautiful single women. In fact, the list below contains a number of daytime venues and some alternative evening spots, as well as our favourite online dating websites for meeting single women in Croydon.
Our list of hotspots has been updated with the latest info. It includes the hotspots of Broad Green, Addiscombe, Fairfields and Waddon. So if you think there’s somewhere we’ve missed, let us know in the comments.
We’ll begin by highlighting the best spots in Croydon’s nightlife and our favourite online dating websites for meeting single women seeking men in Croydon.
Scroll down a bit further for the pick of our ‘alternative’ spots for meeting Croydon’s single women.
BoxPark is surely the first venue on the minds of most Croydon residents when organising a catch-up with friends. Women also often come here to shop, dine or drink. This innovatively-designed venue plays host to more than two dozen independent and chain restaurants. There’s a roof terrace with a bar, which is particularly popular when the sun hits South London.
What’s more, there’s a 2000-capacity event space, which hosts music concerts, exhibitions, performing arts and live screenings of sports events. Do a web search for BoxPark Croydon during the 2018 World Cup for an idea of how popular the events are in this venue.
This venue stays open until late and its design makes it easy to mingle with other groups if you’re an outgoing social guy. There’ll surely be plenty of lovely women to speak to during the weekends especially.
We have reviewed plenty of hook-up apps and websites. But there is one that reigns supreme above all of them. That is Adult FriendFinder--the original and still the best. This website has been connecting men with women looking for casual relationships ever since 2006. As of today, they have an astounding 90 million users!
Our research indicates that there are plenty of single women in Croydon using the website. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t created an account already, you need to do so.
It’s not just the large user base that makes Adult FriendFinder a must-try. We love how easy it is to actually meet up and get down to business with women on this website. Adult FriendFinder has marketed itself in a way that encourages men and women who want some casual fun with no strings and no hassle to sign up.
As such, there’s no need for the pointless chit-chat that you typically have to endure on mainstream online dating apps. The women on this website are ready to quickly meet and get down to business. You can also find your ideal fling by using the website’s filters. These allow you to search for women based on her location, cup size, kinks and more…
Adult FriendFinder is currently offering a free trial to new users. So now is the time to give it a try.
Let’s forget about all the bars and clubs that have closed in Croydon, because Phase has opened in their place and provides the party that locals deserve after a hard week at work. You can expect all types of music, from electronic and hip-hop to the newest chart-toppers. It’s open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
With little other options for a true nightclub experience in the area, Phase is your best bet for mingling with Croydon’s party animal cuties at the weekend.
Cougar Life is the #1 of all cougar dating apps in the UK and rightly so! It boasts more than 7 million active users, including an impressive helping of cougars living in Croydon. However, it’s not just the size of the user base that makes Cougar Life truly awesome. We love how easy this app makes it to find and meet with an older woman in your area.
A notable feature is the ability to mark yourself as available to meet straight away. You can then search through a list of single older women who have also marked themselves as immediately available, and shoot them a message. Cougar Life will notify you whenever someone checks out your profile, so you can message them back as quickly as possible. It’s so incredibly convenient, not just for ravenous young men like us, but also for the older women!
Most older single women don’t have the time or the desire to hunt for younger men in bars and clubs. They’re too busy taking care of their family or career. The convenience of this app allows them to fit dating into their busy schedule.
If you’ve never tried Cougar Life, what are you waiting for? There is currently a free trial available for new users, so now is the time to give it a whirl.
Ponte Nuovo is a high-end Italian restaurant on High Street. It also boasts a lovely large lounge area for those looking to enjoy some fine wines, beers and cocktails. This can be a great spot for mingling with some of Croydon’s single women. Another nearby classy establishment on High Street is South Beats Cocktail Bar. This tends to get a bit more lively late at night, especially during the weekends.
It’s somewhat of a British tradition to honour a sunny day with a pint in the nearest beer garden, and that’s no different in Croydon. The Dog & Bull boasts the largest beer garden in Croydon, complete with comfortable booths, wide-screen TVs showing live sport, an outdoor barbecue and an enticing pizza menu. There are plenty of opportunities for mingling, particularly during the warmer summer weekends.
If you didn’t find a venue that excites you yet, do not fear! The final part of our list includes some ‘outside of the box’ options for meeting single women in Croydon.
The espresso and wine bar Smoothbean! is a big favourite among the single women in Croydon. During the daytime, it’s a relatively quiet coffee bar. At night, it serves a large selection of wines, cocktails and light bites. It also occasionally plays host to some deliciously smooth jazz concerts.
It might seem a bit unorthodox making an approach on a woman at a quieter venue like this. However, the unexpected serendipitous nature of an approach like this can do a lot to help you stand out.
A lot of women are sick of meeting men through apps or drunken nights out. Many also appreciate the bravery and social acuity it requires for a man to introduce himself in a quieter venue, especially in the broad light of day while sober. So, as long as you do it in a respectful way, you could earn extra brownie points for introducing yourself in a place like this.
Speed dating provides a fun low-pressure way to meet lots of women in one night. The event’s organiser makes sure to sell an even amount of tickets to men and women. They then set up the event so that each attendee gets to date each member of the opposite sex for 3-4 minutes.
You’ll be given a notesheet to mark the names of the women who you would like to see again. If they have written your name down too, the event’s hosts will ensure that contact details are exchanged.
Speed dating is particularly effective for guys who don’t have it in them to approach and flirt with a woman organically. Many attendees appreciate the opportunity to be ‘set up’ with women, without the prospect of an embarrassing public rejection or an awkwardly long interaction with no chemistry.
There are plenty of speed dating companies operating in Croydon, making it easy for those living around the city to get involved with an event. Original Dating and Speeddater.co.uk are among the companies to have hosted events in Croydon, so it’s worth checking out their websites to see when the next one is scheduled for.
For gamers around the world, the idea of finding a beautiful girl who also loves video games is a popular fantasy. If there are any living in Croydon, you can bet they enjoy paying a visit to Limitless Virtual Reality Cafe.
This is arguably London’s premier gaming bar. As well as boasting some top-of-the-range virtual reality headsets, there are retro consoles, table football and sofa areas complete with Playstation 4. The bar also hosts events with DJs, visual projections and unique themes that appeal to single women seeking men in Croydon.
If athletic women are your type, it’s likely you’ll find plenty attending yoga classes in Croydon.
This might seem like a left-field idea, but many yoga studios tend to provide a highly social atmosphere. So why not get to know the women who attend your class? Women aren’t as likely to be covered in sweat, like they may be at your local gym. Plus, there’s no need to sign up to expensive long-term contracts.
That’s the case at MoreYoga, anyway. While there are few yoga classes running in Croydon, the lessons at this boutique studio are our recommendation, especially if you’re hoping to meet some lovely women before and after your class.
One of the best things about living in and around London is that it’s so easy to get about. Even though Croydon isn’t connected to the London Underground, there are overground services running from East Croydon, South Croydon and West Croydon.
You can catch a train from Croydon to Balham in around 20 minutes (or a taxi in 10 minutes). Then you’re connected to the whole of London by the tube or the overground. Here are some nearby districts to check out once you get there: