The platform for Belgium's international community

Search form

menu menu
  • Daily & Weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment on our articles

Brussels is one of best cities to be single, says Big 7

16:53 25/08/2021

Brussels comes in 12th on a new list of the best 50 cities in the world in which to be single. The list was compiled by Big 7 Travel.

Lest you think the list is about cost of living as a single, or assistance for single parents or something useful like that … no. It’s all about how many of you there are. There are so darn many singles in Brussels, it cannot be hard to find a partner, the site concludes.

According to the global travel website: “Belgium LOVES dating apps, with singletons here accounting for some of the most dating app downloads in Europe. The nightlife in Brussels is relaxed and slightly quieter than other European cities, but there’s plenty of places to meet a partner.”

The site is essentially compiling lists of cities with high percentages of singles and dating app usage rates, as well as taking into consideration the total population of the city because “you don’t want a date where you’ll bump into the person the next day!”

Brussels isn’t the lone Belgian on the list: Leuven came in 43 because of its massive number of students – and bars. Presumably they’ll be meeting each other in these bars, because otherwise including a student town in the list is a little creepy.

Number one on the list, by the way, is Stockholm, where more than one in three residents use dating apps.

Photo ©Syda Productions/Shutterstock

 

Written by Lisa Bradshaw

Comments

Frank Lee

"Brussels is one of best cities to be single."
Time to break up or to divorce!

Aug 27, 2021 16:08