9 Ways to Meet Singles in Glendale, AZ (Dating Guide)

Glendale, AZ

9 Ways to Meet Singles in Glendale, AZ (Dating Guide)

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In the late 1800s, Glendale wasn’t much to see. In fact, it wasn’t anything to see. Just miles and miles of unforgiving desert. What person saw all that nothing and thought it was a good place to build a city? William John Murphy, that’s who.

William established the Arizona town in 1887 out of necessity. He’d gotten himself in debt building a 40-mile canal for the Arizona Canal Company, and he decided to form his own company to sell the land and water rights south of the Arizona Canal. He called this land “Glendale.” By the time of his death in 1923, Glendale had a population of over 2,700 residents. Today, over 218,000 people call the Arizona city home.

Even if you think you’re in a dating desert, you can use your wits and resources to make the best of the situation and turn your luck around. We can’t help with the wit part, but we’ve got you covered when it comes to resources. Read on to discover the top nine ways to meet singles in Glendale.

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Glendale Dating Sites

Online dating is the most popular way to meet singles today. It took a few decades to gain traction among a mainstream audience, but now the stigma is effectively gone and millions of singles sign up to dating sites looking for fun, friendship, and romance. You can use the following top-rated dating sites to meet someone new in Glendale.

Best Singles Site

Many folks know Glendale as Arizona’s Anitique Capital. It’s an oldie but a goodie. Well, Match is the antique capital of the online dating world. It has been around since 1995, which makes it the oldest dating site still in operation. All those decades in business has helped Match hone its algorithm and perfect the online interface so that it leads you to romantic options in your neighborhood.

★★★★★
4.9/5.0

Relationships: Friends, Dates, and Relationships

Match System: Browse by zip, age, appearance, more

Our Experts Say: “Match has facilitated the most dates and relationships of any dating site, and its large audience and high success rate make it our top review...” Full Review »

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Best Site for Professionals

What makes EliteSingles stand out isn’t its features — it’s the membership base. This dating site has focused on catering to single professionals who are well-educated and highly successful in life. Now over 80% of its members have earned at least a college degree.

★★★★★
4.6/5.0

Relationships: Serious Relationships

Match System: Search, Receive Partner Suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Elite Singles is a leading dating site just for busy, single professionals. More than 80% of members have earned a college degree, and most are looking for a serious commitment...” Full Review »

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Over 50 & Senior Sites

Singles over 50 often have trouble navigating online dating because most dating sites cater to young people and neglect the older generation. However, some niche platforms have flipped the script and invited mature daters to build meaningful connections online. OurTime is a senior dating site with a lot of miles on it and a lot of value to offer users seeking a partner.

★★★★
4.4/5.0

Relationships: Dates and Relationships

Match System: Search by profiles by zip and more

Our Experts Say: “OurTime is well-known in the over-50 dating crowd, particularly because it has a ton of helpful search features and an easy layout...” Full Review »

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For Black Men & Women Only

Glendale isn’t exactly known for its racial diversity (75% of the population is white), so finding a black or biracial date could be difficult within the city limits. However, BlackPeopleMeet makes the search much easier by cultivating a network of African-American singles. You can search through thousands of diverse profiles to find the one for you.

★★★★
4.0/5.0

Relationships: Deep Relationships or Just Casual Dates

Match System: Search by location, age, more

Our Experts Say: “BlackPeopleMeet.com is the one of the largest and most popular dating sites for black and biracial singles, and the site is used by more than 5 million people a month...” Full Review »

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Hookup & Sex Site

Adult Friend Finder is a hookup app for when you’d rather cut the small talk and get down to business. This sex-oriented dating site has over 89 million members, which makes it the world’s largest sex and swinger community. Dive in and start flirting.

★★★★
3.5/5.0

Relationships: Hookups Only

Match System: Search by location, interest, more

Our Experts Say: “Make no mistake: this site isn't about making friends, it's about short-term "hookups" and affairs only. Note that a basic account costs $14.95/month, but it's well worth it if casual sex is your goal...”

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Popular Dating Apps

Want a date on the go? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are hundreds. Dating applications take the large global network of a dating site and make it more manageable and local. You can browse through date prospects from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet, or another mobile device. That means more opportunities to connect and make something magical happen.

Zoosk

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Zoosk

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Dates, Relationships
  • Match System: Search for and receive matches
  • About the App: Zoosk is the number one app for finding dates, and if you sync up your Google+ or Facebook account, you can have a profile in seconds. The app has 38 million members and will deliver matches to your inbox on a daily basis based on your behavior such as who you search for, like or don't like, and message. The Carousel is another section for matching (tap the heart if it's a yes and the X if it's a no).
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Match.com

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Match.com

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Fun Dates, Serious Relationships
  • Match System: Browse by location, age, interest, and more
  • About the App: Available via the App Store and Google Play, Match is a fantastic app for dates and relationships. With a user base of 30 million singles, Match is where you'll have a high chance of success. It's free to download, create a profile, search for and receive matches around the corner and across the world, find missed connections, "like" people, as well as send and receive winks.
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Elite Singles

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Elite Singles

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Deep Relationships
  • Match System: Search by education, lifestyle habits, age
  • About the App: Commitment-minded, professional daters will feel at home with Elite Singles, which can be downloaded for free in the App Store or Google Play. Not only is everyone looking for a long-term partner, but 80% of members hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree. Elite Singles sees 210,000 visitors and 2,500 users finding love every month, so it's one of the fastest growing and most reputable apps.
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Glendale Singles Bars

Sometimes dating involves taking a risk. That’s true for any big goal, really. Nate Ruess, the lead singer of Fun, attended Deer Valley High School in Glendale when he discovered a passion for rocking out in punk bands. He took a risk by forgoing college, taking a job at a law firm to pay the bills, and pursuing his musical career. He didn’t know his decision would pay off — but he bet on himself. As an active dater, you can bet on yourself by showing up at a local bar and approaching someone you like. Here are the top local bars where you can land a good gig.

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Lucie's Sage & Sand Grill

★★★★★ 4.9/5.0
13831 W Glendale Ave • Glendale, AZ 85307 (623) 935-5810 Visit Website
Lucie's Sage & Sand Grill

Lucie's Sage & Sand Grill has a little something for everyone. It has pool tables, dart boards, karaoke nights, and live music every weekend. The bar also often hosts themed nights involving games of cornhole, horseshoes competitions, or costume contests. Anything to liven up the place and get people laughing. Check out the calendar to find a reason to party at Lucie's Sage & Sand Grill. One Google review called Lucie's a "great place for a drink, music, and hanging with your peeps." That makes it a winner in our book.

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The Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

★★★★★ 4.8/5.0
6070 W Bell Rd • Glendale, AZ 85308 (602) 547-9366 Visit Website
The Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

The Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill brings all the fun and excitement of a local tailgate to a neighborhood bar. Instead of sipping beer outside in the Arizona heat, you can take a load off and enjoy a cold one at this sports bar. Even if it's not game day, you can still hang out and enjoy happy hour prices — including a daily shot special and 75-cent wings. On Fridays, the bar is packed with people enjoying the all-you-can-eat-fish fry. If you enjoy rooting on the Cardinals, Coyotes, or another sports team, the Tailgaters Sports Bar is the place for you.

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The Desert Rose Pizza & Gastropub

★★★★★ 4.8/5.0
6729 N 57th Dr B • Glendale, AZ 85301 (623) 937-3004 Visit Website
The Desert Rose Pizza & Gastropub

The Desert Rose Pizza & Gastropub is one of the coolest spots to hang out in Glendale. Its outdoor patio (fondly known as The Yard) hosts giant games of Jenga, Connect Four, Checkers, and chess to entertain guests. You can also play ping-pong out there, but it's just regular-sized. Besides the games, a big draw is the gastropub menu which serves juicy burgers, spicy wings, and, of course, its famous thick-crust pizzas. Whether you're lounging in the comfy chairs or battling a new friend at chess, you can enjoy a memorable evening at the Desert Rose Pizza & Gastropub.

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Jimbo's Bar & Grill

★★★★★ 4.7/5.0
12224 N 51st Ave • Glendale, AZ 85304 (602) 298-1500 Visit Website
Jimbo's Bar & Grill

Jimbo's Bar & Grill is open from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. every single day of the week. Its long hours make it a perfect place to hide away from the real world for an afternoon, an evening, or a late-night adventure. The bar offers a low-key atmosphere and high-quality comfort foods. It also hosts frequent darts tournaments where players enjoy discounted drinks as long the competition goes on. The winner walks away with a cash prize of up to $400. Another great deal is the $5 breakfast and drink offered every day of the week at Jimbo's.

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The Cheers Tavern

★★★★★ 4.6/5.0
5915 W Bell Rd • Glendale, AZ 85308 (602) 938-0104 Visit Website
The Cheers Tavern

The Cheers Tavern is a favorite among locals. Its the kind of spot where no one is a stranger for very long. This neighborhood bar and grill prides itself on welcoming people of all stripes. Its motto is "Just do it better," and that's exactly what the bar does with its 15 high-definition TVs, Ultimate Karaoke Sound System, pool tables, dart boards, jukebox, and full liquor and wine selection. Plus, the Cheers Tavern's famous Happy Hour lasts for eight hours (from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays), so you don't have to break the bank drinking domestic bottles or pints.

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Dolce Vino Wine Bar

★★★★★ 4.5/5.0
4935 W Glendale Ave • Glendale, AZ 85301 (623) 463-8104 Visit Website
Dolce Vino Wine Bar

"Romantic" is a term that comes up a lot in reviews of the Dolce Vino Wine Bar. The upscale atmosphere and indulgent Italian dishes make it a go-to date spot for couples. It's also not a bad place to woo a date by the bar. You can stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. to treat yourself to a lovely time. The bar and restaurant even host live music, including a jazz pianist and a talented vocalist, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. If Dolce Vino Wine Bar's classic Italian cuisine doesn't get you, its extensive wine menu will.

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Glendale Speed Dating

Glendale Speed Dating

Sometimes bad dates can drag on forever. You make polite conversation while looking for a way to excuse yourself, but still end up wasting hours of precious time on a romantic connection that’s going nowhere. That’s frustrating for singles who are in a hurry to make something happen. Fortunately, time-conscious singles can accelerate the dating process simply by attending a fast-paced and fun speed dating event. There aren’t currently any speed dating companies active in Glendale, but you can head down the road to Phoenix or Scottsdale to find a speed dating event organized by DateSwitch.com.

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Glendale Singles Events

Glendale Singles Events

If you want to find a date, you have to seek out date-friendly environments. Bars and clubs are all well and good, but you never know how many singles will be there on a Saturday night. Being surrounded by couples can cramp your style and limit your options — no one wants that. That’s why it’s worth checking out a singles event where everyone is available and looking to meet someone new. You can browse Meetup for singles-only events in and around Glendale and find a good group.

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Glendale Singles Clubs

Glendale Singles Clubs

Glendale may look like a sleepy suburban town to outsiders, but residents know that this city comes alive when there’s music in the air. It’s no secret that singing and dancing is a popular pastime for many locals. In fact, “So You Think You Can Dance” season seven winner Lauren Froderman grew up in Glendale and learned her best moves here. You can head to a nightclub to dance the night away with someone special. Check out Yelp’s reviews to find a good one near you.

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Glendale Chat Rooms

Introverted singles don’t always feel comfortable at the bar scene, on the dance floor, or at a party, and that’s all right. The internet allows people to connect without leaving the safety and familiarity of their homes. Rather than elbow your way through a crowd, you can log into a chat room to enjoy a social atmosphere without all the B.O. and B.S. It’s easy to start a conversation here — that’s what it’s there for — and who knows where that conversation may lead?

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Glendale Personals

Online dating personals are basically no-muss, no-fuss dating sites for locals. You can sign up in seconds and start mingling immediately. Rather than conducting a psychological evaluation or asking new users to fill out dozens of required sections, dating personals keep it light and allow profiles to stick to the basics. Simply state who you are and what you want, and you’re off to the races.

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Volunteer Your Time & Make Something Good Happen

The city of Glendale fosters a strong volunteer community. Every year, hundreds of individuals contribute thousands of hours to causes they care deeply about and want to support.

Photo of volunteers in Glendale

The city of Glendale sponsors volunteer days throughout the year.

The Glendale Community Volunteer Program is a government-sponsored program involving dozens of local volunteers. This group organizes one-time projects designed to bring people together to do acts of public service and improve the quality of life in Glendale. Sometimes they’re planting trees; other times they’re mentoring at-risk youth.

You can also search VolunteerMatch’s database to find other worthwhile causes in need of volunteers. Such events offer a great opportunity to make a difference while making valuable friendships and relationships.

Whether you spend a day cleaning up a public park or socializing shelter dogs, you can have positive impact in the community among a team of good-natured people.

Turn Up the Heat in Glendale, Arizona

The flat dry desert of Arizona wasn’t exactly a utopia to early settlers, but some individuals saw its value and were willing to work hard to bring out its potential. Sometimes you have to dig deep to make good fortune come your way, but, if you dream big enough, you can create prosperity even in the most unforgiving climates.

That’s William John Murphy’s story. His entrepreneurial spirit and determination led to the establishment of Glendale, and his legacy has lasted for generations. William didn’t give up when his first venture didn’t lead to untold riches. He kept going.

Singles shouldn’t give up either when a date doesn’t go as planned or when the cutie at the bar turns out to be taken. Such setbacks are temporary. You just need the resilience and resolve to push through adversity and build your future out of whatever you have at hand. Hopefully, our list of ways to meet folks in Glendale has given you the inspiration to go out there and expand your social network. Good luck!