10 Ways to Meet Singles in Henderson, NV (Dating Guide)

Henderson, NV

10 Ways to Meet Singles in Henderson, NV (Dating Guide)

Amber Brooks Amber Brooks
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Kal C. grew up in the Bay Area and lived in New Orleans before moving to the quiet suburbs of Henderson, Nevada, in 2009. Much to his surprise and dismay, he found his social connections dried up and his date calendar remain empty. He couldn’t see himself becoming friends with any of his coworkers, and he wasn’t having luck on social sites.

“I’ve worked various jobs, and you’d think it would be easy to make friends with all of the people I’ve met here and there,” Kal said on Yelp. “That’s just not the case. Most people I know here say it’s just how people are in this valley.”

Many people commented with suggestions about where to go to meet people, but Kal posted that he still felt “doomed” to remain friendless. We sympathize with folks out there like Kal wondering where they can go to make friends and pick up dates, so we’ve put together a comprehensive list of ways to meet people in Clark County and beyond.

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Henderson Dating Sites

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard of online dating. Maybe you’ve tried it already and gotten nowhere. Even if you haven’t gotten results on dating sites in the past, we think it’s worth taking another crack at it. It could be that you just weren’t on the right site for you. Below, we have reviewed our favorite dating sites for singles of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels to help you get off on the right foot. These sites are free to join, so you can sign up and starting mingling with local date prospects immediately.

Best Singles Site

Match has an impressive reputation in the dating scene. It’s been around longer than any other dating platform, and it has amassed a huge following in that time. This dating site’s network now reaches 7 million members in 24 countries. What happens on Match doesn’t stay on Match — those online interactions often translate into real-life connections between relationship-minded singles.

★★★★★
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

If you’re single and live in MacDonald Highlands (where the per capita income is $148,899), you probably have high dating standards. EliteSingles can meet those standards with a network of highly educated and successful singles. These career-oriented men and women know their worth and want a partner who can match what they bring to the table.

★★★★★
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

OurTime is the premier dating site for singles over 50 years old. You don’t need to be very tech-savvy to join this network. In fact, it takes less than a minute to create a profile that reflects everything you have to offer. You can mingle with singles who share your experience and perspective on the world thanks to OurTime’s senior-friendly database.

★★★★
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

Although African-Americans are the largest minority group in Henderson, they still make up only 5.1% of the total population. That makes finding a black or biracial dating difficult — unless you’re on a niche dating site like BlackPeopleMeet. Singles in this online community can mingle with thousands of singles who share similar backgrounds and perspectives.

★★★★
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

Look, not everyone is interested in long-term relationships; some singles are more interested in short-term romance. If you just want to play the field, Adult Friend Finder is the adult-friendly dating site for you. This sex and swinger community boasts having over 89 million members and counting.

★★★★
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

In the 1950 census, Henderson’s population was just over 3,600 people. Today, its population is over 307,000 people. Popularity is a moving target, and things can change rapidly from one generation to the next. Just a few years ago, dating apps weren’t all that common, and now they’re everywhere. A young mobile audience has caused the dating apps population to spike about as dramatically as Henderson’s population did — but in a much shorter period of time. We recommend checking out the following dating apps to keep up with the times and get a date.

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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Henderson Singles Bars

Now that we’ve dispensed with the trendiest online options, we can discuss the old-fashioned, face-to-face ways to meet local singles. Hanging out at a bar is a fun way to dive into the dating scene and make new acquaintances while you’re out and about. You can start up a conversation with a cutie by the bar and offer to buy the next round of drinks to show your interest. The casual environment in the following Henderson bars is ideal for singles seeking good people and good times.

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Elixir — A Local Lounge

★★★★★ 4.9/5.0
2920 N Green Valley Pkwy • Henderson, NV (702) 272-0000 Visit Website
Elixir — A Local Lounge

Elixir — A Local Lounge is a family-owned bar with an everyone-knows-your-name vibe to it. You can usually find the owner behind the bar chatting with regulars and newcomers alike. The luxurious lounge with its chandelier lighting and velvet drapes definitely sets a romantic mood, and its 14 TV sets give people something to talk about while they relax with a drink in hand. Elixir bar serves house-made cocktails and hand-crafted foods, including wings, nachos, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and tacos. Whether you're there for happy-hour drinks on a weekday or to watch a sporting event on the weekend, you'll feel right at home at Elixir's lounge.

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Hi Scores Bar-Arcade

★★★★★ 4.8/5.0
65 S Stephanie St • Henderson, NV 89012 (702) 522-7766 Visit Website
Hi Scores Bar-Arcade

The Hi Scores Bar-Arcade is one of the most popular bars in Henderson because it's hard to resist a place where you can drink, play video games, and socialize at the same time. Anyone over 21 can head to this arcade bar to play Frogger, Blasteroids, Mario Bros, Centipede, or any of the other stand-alone arcade games. The bar also has four X-Box 360s, two Playstation 3s, and two beer pong tables to get gamers into the action. All games are free — no quarters necessary — so people often play late into the night.

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Public Works Coffee Bar

★★★★★ 4.7/5.0
314 S Water St • Henderson, NV 89015 (725) 223-3900 Visit Website
Public Works Coffee Bar

Although this is more of a trendy café than a traditional bar, the Public Works Coffee Bar is an excellent local hangout, so it's going on the list. If you're looking to meet people during the day, we recommend spending some time at this casual spot on Water Street. Its caffeine-infused drink selection includes the usual pick-me-ups (espresso, cappucino, macchiato, cafe au lait, etc.), but it also has barista specials like the Nutella Latte and Snickers Latte, which just sound delish. Plus, the bar serves beer, wine, and handcrafted Italian sodas, so you can always find something to quench your thirst. If you're there for lunch, try the PB+J croissant or pumpkin cream cheese cruffin. You won't regret it.

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Remedy's Tavern

★★★★★ 4.5/5.0
3265 St Rose Pkwy • Henderson, NV 89052 (702) 982-3026 Visit Website
Remedy's Tavern

Remedy's Tavern offers cold drinks, pub grub, video poker, and bar games 24/7. Seriously, this bar never closes. Happy Hour runs from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day and offers discounted appetizers, wines, well cocktails, and draft beers. This local bar is always open and always full of laughter. Its special events are particularly great opportunities for singles hoping to meet people. Stop by for a roaring 20s mixer, a Halloween party, or a hockey game night to mix things up in a casual and fun setting.

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Shakespeare's Grille & Pub

★★★★★ 4.5/5.0
790 Coronado Center Dr • Henderson, NV (702) 837-7900 Visit Website
Shakespeare's Grille & Pub

Forsooth, Shakespeare's Grille & Pub hath the honor of being the most beloved British pub in the Las Vegas area. That's not hearsay — it was voted on by locals. Where else can you order authentic fish and chips or bangers and mash while watching an NFL or MLB game on an HD TV. You can stop by on a Monday for a game of Music Bingo, on Wednesday for pub trivia, or on Friday for Kool Kats Karaoke. Happy hour lasts from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and midnight until 2 a.m. seven days a week. Eat, drink, and be merry!

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Born and Raised

★★★★ 4.3/5.0
10050 S Eastern Ave #170 • Henderson, NV (702) 685-0258 Visit Website
Born and Raised

Born and Raised in Henderson is a local dive known for its fried chicken wings and drink specials. The wrap-around bar has plenty of seating and multiple TV sets showing various sports games. You can grab a seat and cheer on your favorite team while chowing down on sliders and wings. This bar is the official Golden Knights bar and home of the Rebels on the Road, so you'll find a colorful crowd here. The owner, Scott Godino Jr., said he makes a point to welcome everyone at Born and Raised. "It's about relating to the customer and giving them what they deserve," he said.

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Johnny Mac's

★★★★ 4.2/5.0
842 S Boulder Hwy • Henderson, NV 89015 (702) 564-2121 Visit Website
Johnny Mac's

Johnny Mac's gives you three good reasons to come in on its sign outside: pizza, pasta, and wings. I'm in. This place doesn't skimp on the cheese and sauce. The kitchen makes its own pizza dough fresh every day, and they cover it in 100% whole-milk mozzarella cheese from Wisconsin. John McGinty opened this Irish- and Italian-inspired sports bar and grill in 1983, and it has been delighting customers ever since. John and his sons run the joint and make sure everyone has a great time. Pull up a seat and dig in at Johnny Mac's.

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Henderson Speed Dating

Henderson Speed Dating

Henderson has been the filming location for many well-known action flicks and TV shows — including “Lethal Weapon 4” and a classic 1971 Bond movie “Diamonds Are Forever” — but its dating scene isn’t always so dramatic and fast-paced. Finding a date can be slow-going for today’s singles, but popular speed dating events can save singles time and take things up a notch. You can get into the action by going on mini-dates and meeting dozens of date prospects in a single night.

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Henderson Singles Events

Henderson Singles Events

Although it’s situated in the Mojave Desert, Henderson is by no means a dating desert. Lots of single people seek dates every day in this city, and many of them wind up attending singles events around town. After all, what better way to meet new singles than to put yourself in a room full of them? You can search for a local meetup or mixer geared toward Henderson’s dating population. Meetup is generally a good place to start.

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Henderson Singles Clubs

Henderson Singles Clubs

Not all romances start with flirty conversations — some start with flirty dance moves. You don’t have to be a wordsmith to make a good impression on the dance floor. Just move to the rhythm and find a dance partner who is in sync with you. The beauty of meeting people at the club is that your connection can happen in an instant. The music plays, your eyes meet, and it’s on. You can get in your groove at a local nightclub packed with singles.

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Henderson Chat Rooms

Maybe you don’t want to take conversation out of the dating equation. Maybe conversation is where you excel. In that case, you can skip the downtown scene and head online to a local chat room to meet new people. Chat rooms welcome all singles over the age of 18 and provide a safe, friendly space where you can chat up a storm. The following websites offer Nevada singles the opportunity to shoot the breeze and make promising friendships and relationships online.

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Henderson Personals

Online dating is flashy, flirty, and constantly moving — like Las Vegas. Dating personals sites, on the other hand, are more like Henderson — a little less crowded but with a lot more heart. Dating personals offer a straightforward way to meet folks by outright stating who you are and what you’re looking for in your profile. You don’t have to complete a psychological evaluation or answer multiple personal questions to join a dating personals site. Just put in your name, age, and gender, and leave the rest to the imagination. The following dating personals websites can help you jump-start your love life and attract dates in a casual atmosphere.

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Get Outdoors & Find a Hiking Buddy

Henderson is a beautiful place to call home. The city’s plentiful green spaces have earned it the nickname Tree City USA. It has 64 neighborhood and community parks, 11 aquatic facilities, and eight recreation centers where community members gather week in and week out. In addition to its parks, Henderson has over 37 hiking trails to explore, and these outdoorsy spots frequently attract outdoorsy groups.

Photo of cyclists in HendersonThe Henderson Hiking meetup currently has 993 members, who get together on the weekends to keep in shape and enjoy each other’s company. Singles who love the great outdoors can sling on a backpack and join these outgoing adventurers on their next excursion.

You can also search for cycling activities in Henderson to speed your way into friendship and romance. The League of American Bicyclists named Henderson one of the most bicycle-friendly communities in the US, so local cyclists can always find a race, marathon, or meetup here.

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Attend a Community Event

No matter what time of year it is, there is always something happening in Henderson. You can look on the city’s calendar to find out about special events that are open to the public. Whether you’re drawn to a Gospel celebration or a holiday parade, you can take part in a community event where everyone is there to have fun and make lasting memories.

The Art Festival of Henderson, for example, is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition. It offers live entertainment, fine arts and crafts, and a chalk art competition. Plus, it’s free to attend. Come on down to Water Street to mingle with folks and take in the beauty of the area.

Henderson Singles Can Strike Gold in the Silver State

When Kal moved to Henderson, he stressed out about how and where to meet new friends. He felt that he was doing everything he could to talk to people and try to find inroads in the social scene, but, for some reason, he wasn’t getting anywhere. Sometimes you find yourself stalled in a rut, and that’s when it’s good to do what Kal did and reach out to people who can help you out.

We hope our list of ways to meet singles in Henderson has given you a few good ideas about what you can do to up your dating game. Whether you join a dating site, attend a meetup, or head downtown on a Saturday night, you can increase your chances of finding a hot date simply by putting yourself out there on a regular basis. Good luck!