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Akron Dating – ideas and tips for dating in Akron

Are you a fast food junkie looking for a weak excuse to take your date to McDonalds? It’s not necessarily a good idea for a first date but you can justify it by the fact that the inventors of the hamburger, Frank and Robert Menches, hailed from Akron. The first Alcoholics Anonymous group was also set up in Akron so there’s your justification for having a combo meal with a diet coke.

Complete the Akron history tribute on your date by visiting an alcohol free burger outlet that offers a free toy. Yes, the very first U.S. toy factory originated in Akron producing marbles as a first product. Akron is also home to the late yo-yo woman, Linda Sengpiel, who could juggle and perform outlandish yo-yo tricks simultaneously.

So welcome to Akron, a house of invention and fun. But if burger bars, yo-yo sessions and a game of marbles don’t grab you as the ideal first date, then read on for more sophisticated and creative ideas.

Popular Dating sites in Akron

If you are just setting out on your dating adventure in Akron and just want to ‘test the water’ then is the obvious choice. It’s membership base will have the full spectre of dating intentions from serious to those not ready for commitment.
Eharmony and EliteSingles remain the best options for professionals looking to settle down. Akron has a relatively small population of just under 200,000 and all of these sites have the added bonus of having a large and active number of local members.

Hookup sites in Akron

ADULTFRIENDFINDER is the most popular of the casual sites with 271 active groups in Akron and the vicinity. Remember, this includes Akron and surrounds so you might have to travel a bit. One of the most popular active groups on adultfriendfinder in the locality is for BBW’s. So perhaps that proud tradition of hamburgers has played its part in forming appealing curves for some Akron residents. Casual daters should also never forget that ‘never fail’ Akron hookup line of ‘fancy coming to my place for a game of marbles?’

There are of course plenty of casual dating sites to choose from but adultfriendfinder has countless forums to get to know likeminded potential dates online before meeting. The forums and online chat features also represent also provide a good opportunity to sound out potential dates before meeting. Whilst there is no better alternative than meeting in person you can pick up some vibes online and, for obvious safety reasons, it makes sense to be a bit cautious before taking the plunge for a meet.

With men tending to outnumber women on casual sites by ten to one, it’s also a numbers game. Frankly, it’s a waste of money for men in a place the size of Akron to choose a casual dating site with just a small number of local singles. The adultfriendfinder is the most popular casual site and, whilst men may have to be patient and present their profile in an appealing way, it’s the site which will give the widest selection of potential dates.


Dating Sites for Akron Seniors (50 +)

Akron seniors have two sensible options really. The first being to choose a mainstream site catering for all ages and then using the search filter to select a fifty plus age group. A better option is to select a site where you are all ‘in the same boat’ and choosing a specific site that caters solely for seniors. Out choice for this sector is OurTime. It’s simple to use, backed by the long established Match brand and has enough members to give subscribers plenty of choice to find a compatible date. SilverSingles is a good option for some of the larger cities but not necessarily for Akron. For the smaller sites it’s a good idea to join for free and just browse and check to see if there are enough members in the locality to make it worthwhile to move to a subscription.

Black and Interracial Dating sites for Akron residents reports that Akron’s racial composition consists of just over 30% black or African American residents. This amounts to circa 60,000. For those looking for someone from the same racial background then makes the obvious choice. Those with a preference for local interracial dating should look at the mainstream sites. There are of course specific dating sites targeting those seeking partners of a different race or ethnicity but these sites have relatively few subscribers. The best option is probably to join the likes of and adjust the search filters to check local interracial dating opportunities. You can always sign-up and browse for free before committing to a subscription.

Akron Dating Apps

When we are considering local dating then apps really do come into their own. All the major sites have their own apps of course. So it really depends on whether you are looking for a serious, fun or casual date. Tinder is the obvious popular app that veers towards fun and casual but its user numbers are so large there will be all dating sectors catered for.

For serious apps we would suggest taking a look at Hinge and Match. reports that Hustle is the most popular app in Ohio so you don’t have to default to Match just for the numbers.

For casual users then Tinder or even POF are practical free options, however, if you looking for an unadulterated hookup app then the clear choice has to be No risk here of offending any potential match by asking if they are looking for casual fun. I’d be surprised if you find any celibate church choir singers on here. Almost universally, it’s members have joined to find likeminded singles looking for casual sex.

Akron Speed Dating

Pre-dating claims to be the world’s largest speed dating company and it holds regular events in Akron. Often this is at BARMACY Bar & Grill 804 W Market St Akron, OH 44303
It also worth checking out to see if there are any imminent speed dating events.
Singles Bars and Romantic Restaurants
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar hits the top of Trip Advisor’s list for romantic locations.
4000 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333-4569 +1 330-670-5200

If you are looking for something in a natural setting in the city then Beau’s on the River has a certain charm. It does get busy on the most popular days such as Thanks Giving but then that applies to most places. It’s ideal for a leisurely and laid back lunch date.

1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-3811. +1 330-920-7530

It always makes sense to check before if your date is a vegetarian or vegan. If so or if you are then Crave makes a nice environment. It caters for special diets including gluten free.
57 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308-2024 +1 330-253-1234

One essential tip if food is on the agenda is to check with your date whether they have a nut or any other allergy.


Craigslist Akron personals were the obvious first port of call for singles looking for love in its purest and often less pure forms. In fact Craigslist

Singles Events

Meetup is a good way of engaging with other singles. You don’t have to join a group specifically marked singles although there are specific age group singles groups. Just have a think of your favourite hobby whether it be poker, travelling, walking and look on the meetup site to see if there is an Akron group that caters for your interests. You can of course join a local sports club but meetup also covers sports and fitness interests.

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