If you're single in Barcelona right now, you’re in good company.Along with the outdoors lifestyle and buzzing nightlife, the changing makeup of the city's residents is also working in your favour.
Although you could strike lucky in the love stakes, it's worth remembering that many of the people you meet up with are definitely not looking for a soulmate.King of the dating apps is the love-it or hate-it Tinder which allows you to search people in your local area using your profile data from Facebook.So, what's a single person to do once being single has lost its shine?Should they be sitting inside looking for love on their tablets or would they be better off taking the old-fashioned route of hitting a bar or joining a club?According to studies by Antonio López Gay of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, the number of singles in the city is on the rise: while 80 percent of people that leave the city to settle down elsewhere live with their partner, the same is true for only 50 percent of those coming to the city.
So, for those singles with one eye out for a lasting relationship, it should be easier than ever to find a mate in the city.
And, if they're foreign, how should they navigate the local dating scene?
It seems there's no fit-all solution, but there's certainly no shortage of options.
And yet, as singleton Rachel from the US says, "It's slim pickings out there.
The guys I meet who I click with and who have potential seem to always just be in town for the weekend.
This is also one of the few sites that offer some kind of guarantee.