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These are the best areas in London to use a dating app

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You've swiped yourself a blister on Tinder. Bumble just isn't buzzing. Your dating apps just aren't 'appening.

But perhaps these consistent failures aren't down to your profile or that opening line (important though they are). Maybe you need a change of location.

Dating salvation is on hand for those in the UK's capital thanks to these insights from Movebubble - a renter-dedicated property service based in London. Having drawn on the info of over 10,000 users from 90 per cent of the capital's estate agents, they've been able to gain insight into the boroughs of London that have the most singletons living there.

So, set your app's dating search to a small radius, and head to a coffee shop in one of these areas for a swiping session. 

Or - you know - go to a bar and buy someone a drink? 

  • These are the best areas in London to use a dating app

    Peckham

    Currently in that awkward transitional phase between up-and-coming and established, you'll stand a good chance of finding some fellow singletons here.

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    Brixton

    Just set yourself up in the Village and get swiping. If you don't get any matches, at least you'll be able to drown your woes with a vast burger and tin from the offie combination.

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    Dalston

    Razorlight might have warned us not to go back there, but there are plenty of single people who ignored their advice. 

    Be sure not to Stumble and Fall when you're trying to impress someone though.

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    Hackney

    Whatever you do, don't suggest meeting on the Wick Woodland - you'll spend most of your day wandering around creeping out lone walkers with your earnest smile and questioning eyebrows, unaware your date got bored and left 20 minutes ago.

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    Fulham

    Walks along the Thames, strolls along Putney bridge, fighting through the hordes of mums with pushchairs cramming the coffee shops... perhaps skip this one.

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    Angel

    Good luck affording a "quiet drink" around here...

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    Notting Hill

    For best results, try wandering about with a glass of orange juice and a white t-shirt.

    Because of the film? No? It's a classic. 

    Just us...

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    Clapham

    "Fancy a cheeky slow jam in Infernos? *Winky emoji*"

    Works every time. Really.

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    Islington

    In at two, the trendy high streets of Islington. If you're stuck for conversation starters, just go for "So what do you think about Wenger? Should he stay?" Trust us, works every time.

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    Shoreditch

    Yep - according to the stats, you'll find more single types living amidst the graffiti of Shoreditch than anywhere else in the capital.

    Great news if you like your Chai Latte with an extra shot of spiced coconut milk - but terrible if that sentence caused you to vomit in anti-hipster rage.

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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