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Senior Gay Dating Manchester Style

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Our Ideas for Mature Gay Dating in Manchester

Here is a list of dating ideas for Manchester-based senior gay singles which will suit a diverse array of moods and interests.

The Dinner Date

  • Gusto
    To say this restaurant is pretty would be a huge understatement. Gusto brings a sophisticated taste of Milan to Lloyd Street. Indulge in fresh plates of pasta while making eyes at one another over handpicked bottles of vino, all against a backdrop of romantic 1920s-style decor. The bar sits in the restaurant centre and is a blend of ’60s retro mod and vintage Japanese style. The brown and green tones are truly breathtaking, and the entire atmosphere inspires us to live out our Mad Men fantasy!
  • Elnecot
    A neighbourhood bar and kitchen in Ancoats, Elnecot is ideal if you’re after something a little low-key for a romantic dinner. Ditching the flair in favour of stripped-back interiors, striking lighting and an open kitchen, this spot will seduce with its enticing small plates.
  • The Ivy Spinningfields
    Vibrant, vivacious and sensual. With three sprawling levels that include a traditional brasserie, a modern Asian bar and stunning rooftop spaces, The Ivy promises both fun and sophistication. Nab a spot at a Spinningfields favourite and indulge in all-day dining with alluring cocktails to match.

The Culture Date

So you’re looking to get intellectual and inspired on your date? Attending an exhibition with that special someone is a great conversation starter and a great way to give them an insight into your interests. It also promises a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Here are a few great exhibitions currently on show in the big city.

  • Life Drawing Lates at Salford Museum
    Join local illustrator and artist Paul Pickford and a live model for an evening session exploring form and shape with expert guidance. A great way to unwind after a busy day and start or develop your drawing skills from the human form.
  • The Door Opened: 1980s China – Photographs by Adrian Bradshaw at the University of Manchester Gallery
    British photojournalist Adrian Bradshaw came as a student to Beijing in 1984 just as everyday life was in flux. Caught up in the ferment of the time, he went on to spend three decades documenting the transformation of China as the vast nation changed.

The Active Date

For shyer types, sports activities are sometimes the best type of date. The game becomes a great conversation starter and can ease any social awkwardness or feelings of anxiety. Good game!

  • JunkYard Golf Club
    Offering three epic junked up nine-hole crazy golf courses, each trail delivers the right balance between fun and competition. Get those hips a-swinging!
  • Manchester Printworks
    Interactive bowling lanes, beer pong tables and karaoke. How many more conversation starters could we ask for?

The Hip, Queer Date

Remember the programme Queer as Folk from the ’90s, where Stuart, Vince and Nathan went about their daily lives in Manchester’s Gay Village? Ah, that takes us back. Well, age is just a number, and who doesn’t want to have fun and dance the night away?

  • Canal Street Gay Village
    Yes, it’s still about and it’s still cool as… folk! Thursday evenings are popular with the local gay sports groups as this is usually the night they go out to socialise. On weekday evenings, particularly on Fridays, the crowds tend to come in two waves: first, the just-after-work crowd at around 5-7pm and then the second going-out-to-party crowd at around 10-11pm.

The Gay Village is also the focal point of the brilliant Manchester Pride, which is one of our favourite Pride events in the UK. Pride is the largest annual gay event in Manchester, usually taking place in the last week of August. Why not celebrate it with your special someone?

  • Via
    With a stunning, vintage inspired interior, Via fondly describes itself as “the old lady of Canal Street”. Via always promises a fun night out and is one of our favourite bars to start the night. It’s always busy, but in a good way – always a buzzing crowd of all ages. They have drag shows happening throughout the night and frequently team up with other gay bars to host competitions like the “Lip Sync War”!