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Leeds dating guide advises how to pick up English girls and how to hookup with local women in Leeds. Travel, enjoy and have fun with hot single girls and you might even meet the love of your life. Read more on how to date English women, where to find sex and how to get laid in Leeds, England, United Kingdom.

Leeds city centre at night

Leeds is one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom. It is the capital of Yorkshire and known for its nightlife and relaxed way of living compared to cities like London or Birmingham. It is also a popular spot for local travelers, with the busiest train station behind London's. It's the fastest growing city of the UK, and as such, attracts many immigrants. If you're looking for a touristy, but relaxed city, then Leeds is the place for you.

Leeds Top 10 Overview:

Chance of picking up girls: 3.5 / 5

Picking up at daytime: 2.5 / 5

Picking up at nighttime: 4 / 5

Looks of girls: 2.5 / 5

Attitude of girls: 3 / 5

Nightlife in general: 4 / 5

Locals' English level: 5 / 5

Moving around the city: 4 / 5

Budget per day: US$40 - $250

Accommodation: US$20 - $200

Girls in Leeds

Loud, extroverted, and indecisive. Girls in Leeds may seem almost contradictory at first, they will do their best to keep you chasing. As a general rule, they'll be quite rowdy and blunt when it comes to what they want, but it might be quite difficult to get them. They love a good party and a night full of fun. Even though being their ideal man is rather difficult, it's much easier to be passable. Being funny will come as a huge boon here.

They've also got a rather intense stereotype of bad teeth, which, while present in a large chunk of natives, isn't an issue with immigrants. The immigrants in Leeds tend to be from either an Eastern European background or an Indian one. Both of these bring some much-needed spice into the otherwise rather bland look. You'll also find your fair share of girls from elsewhere in Britain since Leeds is a university town. These will be quite an uncertain bunch, ranging from shy university girls to party-gals with a sexy Cockney accent.

RatingLooks Looks of girls: 2.5 / 5

There's no way around this - the girls are British. Unfortunately, many of the stereotypes attributed to British women tend to ring true. If you're someone that loves a pretty smile, you might be better off looking elsewhere. It's hardly a secret that the UK is home to some of the least aesthetically pleasing women in Europe. Luckily, the last few waves of immigration have helped improve this somewhat. Girls in Leeds range from fit to fat, however, you'll find the girls are a bit more on the chubby side than in other countries. The tourists bring up the average, as they tend to be quite fit and in Leeds specifically for the nightlife.

RatingAttitude Attitude of girls: 3 / 5

The girls are rather hard to please, and largely fall into two camps: Edgy and basic. This means that the range of men that appeal to them is rather narrow. Most girls in Leeds will expect you to keep the conversation going, and are quite prone to leading men on. Fortunately, they get quite a bit looser after a few drinks and are quite extroverted. The attitude is a solid 4/5 if they're intoxicated. However, if you're trying to pull while sober, you might be better off pulling from a flask.

How to Pick Up Girls

RatingPickup Chance of picking up: 3.5 / 5

Now, since Leeds is such a multinational city, we'll need to analyze the biggest demographics in it:

  • Local girls in their twenties
  • Local cougars
  • Tourists

Strangely enough, Leeds is one of those places where, the older they are, the harder to please. The local young adults would get a 4/5, while the cougars and tourists get 2/5 and 3/5 respectively. This brings our average to a respectable 3.5. The young adults in Leeds are all about fun, they want to party, and they want to hook up. In fact, it's not unheard of for girls to approach guys rather directly to hook up. The cougars tend to be looking for something a bit more, however. To attract a cougar you'll need to be her type, as there are many men in Leeds shooting for them. When it comes to tourists, while Leeds isn't exactly the sex capital of the world, it does bring some very sex-positive and relaxed tourists.

Tips for Daytime

RatingDaytime Chance of picking up at daytime: 2.5 / 5

If you're trying to pick up girls during the daytime, keep in mind you're at a disadvantage. If all you're looking for is a hookup, you'll have an especially hard time, however, you may be able to score a date for the night. Try to have a bit of conversation first, make her laugh, then immediately ask for her number.

Best Places to Meet Girls

  • Pubs: chicks in Leeds love them, even during the day you'll find that some of the town's most popular pubs are chock-full.
Woodies Pub, Leeds
  • Around University campuses: You'll find that the second easiest place to approach girls is right outside their university. It's a comfortable and safe space, here you might be able to score with some shier girls if you play your cards right. With 3 universities in the city, there's a high chance at least one of them is having a party that evening.
University of Leeds Business School Building
  • The Met Club: The Met Club organizes events which incorporate many young entrepreneurs. If you're looking to meet young, successful women, this may be the place to go.
  • The streets: Girls in Leeds are very approachable, meaning that street pickups aren't that uncommon. If you've got a lot of confidence, and are good-looking, you might have plenty of success just from doing this. Naturally, this is quite uncertain, but hey, it's not like it costs anything!
Quebec Street, Leeds

Tips for Nighttime

RatingNighttime Chance of hooking up at nighttime: 4 / 5

The best place to hook up with girls at night in Leeds is a club. There are daily parties in many of the clubs in Leeds. If you're traveling in a group, you'll probably have the most luck inviting a group of girls to your table. Beware, though, that groups of girls rarely only consist of attractive specimens. If a pal of yours is willing to bite the bullet for the rest of you, you won't be having too much trouble.

Now, if you're traveling alone it could be a tad more difficult. The best way is to simply get on the dance floor as soon as possible. Most guys are quite shy when it comes to dancing, so you'll be ahead of the pack. When you get to talking, make a point of where you're from, girls in Leeds love foreigners, especially those from more exotic countries.

If you don't like clubs, you'll be best off going to a pub. The relaxed atmosphere of a pub makes it easy to approach a girl and start up a conversation. This may be the best method if your looks aren't the best, but you shine in the personality department. As they say, the more you make her laugh, the more she stays with her eyes closed.

Best Nightclubs to Meet Girls

Leeds is full of nightclubs, and there's a lot of variety present. You'll find music ranging from hard rock to Arabian pop being played on their speakers. Every venue will attract a different crowd, so try going to the club that plays the music for you.

  • HiFi: HiFi is one of the most popular clubs in Leeds. It plays quality Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Soul. It's rather cheap, so if you're looking for a chill nightclub to let your personality shine, HiFi might just be the place for you.
  • The Warehouse: With a name like that, you might've expected something boring, but this action-packed club is anything but. The Warehouse is packed chock-full with some of Leeds' most successful upcoming artists and DJ's. With their excellent lighting, CO2 jets, ear-drumming sound, and other spectacles, The Warehouse is the ideal place to party hard.
  • Church: Like the name says, Church sports a unique church-like ambiance. It mostly plays electronic music and features a lounge area.
  • Pryzm: If you're an indecisive person, you'll appreciate the different music rooms Pryzm has. Each of the club's many rooms is blasting different music, ranging from techno to even acoustic. Pryzm is very popular with young girls since the drinks are very cheap (Ranging from 1-3$).
  • The Wardrobe: This club prides itself on versatility. If some of your friends are party animals, but others prefer a quiet night in a restaurant, the Wardrobe will fit your needs like a glove. The best thing about the Wardrobe is that you can go straight from dancing to dinner with a girl.
  • Lake Victoria: If you like reggae, ska, or otherwise rarely represented genres, look no further than Lake Victoria. This excellent club is filled to the brim with hipster girls.
RatingLooks Nightlife in general: 4 / 5

Leeds is an amazing spot for all nightlife lovers. Regardless of what you're into, the city's got you covered. You'll also find tons of laid back girls partying their faces off at many of its famous nightclubs. The city is very sex-positive and hooking up is quite common.

Leeds by Night

Mature Ladies and Cougars

As with any other major city, you'll find plenty of older women looking for some energy of youth. Unfortunately, as Leeds is a very popular city to move into, there's plenty of young men competing for the same cougars. This has lead to them becoming quite picky, but despite that, with some luck, you'll be able to pick up an older woman from a local pub. Pubs are extremely popular in Leeds, even during the day. If you're trying to score, they're your best bet.

Dating

When visiting Leeds, dating can be a fun and interesting experience. AdultFriendFinder.com, lets you meet local members in Leeds and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. It just takes a few minutes, you simply create an account, upload a few images and tell a little about yourself. Since time in your destination may be limited, get to know each other’s desires beforehand so when you do meet, you can skip the awkward introductions and start having some real fun.

Top Dating Tips

Dating a local girl, you'll want to take the initiative. While in other places you might want to have her show you around, Leeds girls tend to put in little effort in the early stages of dating. If you're taking her somewhere, try to make it something fun for both of you. A casual, low-pressure date might involve grabbing some boba tea and sitting down in the park. For a sporty girl, try out Roxy Ballroom, a bar which also features pool, ping-pong, and mini golf.

Roxy Ballroom

The Everyman cinema is the best place to go for a romantic movie. The place is made precisely with the intent of couples coming there. This will lead to a much more romantic and cozy atmosphere than a regular cinema, which are quite popular among screaming children.

Everyman cinema

If a cinema feels too low class, try going for the Grand Theatre. This exquisite theater shows a variety of musicals, plays, and performances for your enjoyment.

Grand Theatre

Online Dating

  • Tinder: Tinder is extremely popular in the UK. You'll find that almost every single girl that's interested in casual hookups has a Tinder account. For these purposes, it might be clever to get a Tinder Plus account, as it will let you set your location to Leeds before you arrive to your location. If you're trying to get laid as quickly as possible, Tinder is your best bet. Don't spend too much time on each girl, make a joke or two, and ask her to go out.
  • CouchSurfing: While CouchSurfing isn't made for dating, many people have had success with it. It's a public secret that many female hosts hook up with their couchsurfers. In the worst case scenario, you have a place to crash at, and a woman that knows the city to show you around. In the best case scenario, you've got a hot chick to bang for the next couple of days.
This doesn't mean male hosts can't also help you. You'll find that a lot of blokes on CouchSurfing will be quite helpful when it comes to being a wingman. It also helps to have a local with you to show you around the city and suggest events.
  • OkCupid: While OkCupid isn't bad, when it comes to casual hookups, it's simply a worse Tinder. It doesn't really have any advantages over Tinder other than when it comes to long-term relationships.

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What Kind of Guys Have the Best Chances

You'll be most successful at pulling tail if you're white, tan, or black. Black fetishization is quite rampant in Leeds, so if you're black and hung, that'll help. There are two "main" types of guys that girls in Leeds like:

  • The ripped, strong jock.
  • The skinny, edgy, Marilyn Manson lookalike.

Naturally, you'll find that some girls like a more hipster outlook, but these are the two main kinds of guys they're fond of. With that being said, a multicultural city like Leeds is bound to have an abundance of varied tastes.

If you have money, try to show it. A fancy hotel will definitely get you laid quicker than an Airbnb. Having a car is almost a must for locals, as girls will assume any guy that doesn't is poor. Dress well, opt for either high-class fashion or a more punk, rockstar look. As with anywhere else, good hygiene and stellar teeth are much appreciated. Girls in Leeds also love tall men, so if you're over 6ft, you'll slide right in.

Risks while Gaming

Try to avoid hitting on any Arab, or Muslim looking girls while there are men around them. While men are rather tame most of the time, after a few shots, you might want to lay off that guy's girlfriend.

A special tip is to beware of anyone with cauliflower ears, as even a slight pass at their SO (significant other) may end up with some broken bones.

How to Get Laid as Soon as Possible

If you want to start banging fast, you need to remember one rule: Don't stick to one girl too much. Girls can tell when they're the only one you're paying attention to, and the girls in Leeds will very much use that. You might find yourself paying for her food, drinks, but not even a single step closer to getting into bed with her.

Act fast, try to catch girls in nightclubs or similar lax areas. Throw down a few jokes, dance if you can, and go for it immediately after. Unless you're really hitting it off with a girl at a pub, you don't want to spend more than half an hour on any one girl.

Dating apps are also very useful. Tinder is very popular among young girls. If you look better than the average British chav (that's not hard) you'll be pulling tail on Tinder in no time.

Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies

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Swinger Clubs and Naturism

Since Leeds is a landlocked town, unfortunately, it doesn't have any nudist beaches available to it. With that being said, the swinging lifestyle is slowly gaining more ground in the city. The city unfortunately only has one real swinger club, the rest of them tend to be strip clubs or brothels in disguise. That club is Quest Swingers.

  • Quest Swingers club is located in 73a Low Road, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1RH. This is fairly close to the town center, so you shouldn't have too much time getting to it.
One of the best things about it is that it's generally available for singles. If you're just looking to get laid and it's one of the nights where single people can enter, this might be the way for you. It also hosts multiple events every month, most of these being couples and single girls nights.
The club also has a strict policy regarding mobile phones, so keep that in mind and don't go into it expecting a call.

Costs of Living

Leeds is anything but cheap. While the prices aren't quite like in London, it's worth noting you're residing in one of the most economically successful cities of Europe. This, coupled with the GBP to USD exchange rate means Leeds can be a rather expensive place to stay. With that being said, if you can get accommodation out of the way (whether by staying at a friend's or CouchSurfing) you should be able to survive quite cheaply. There are some places like McDonald's which is cheap, as is raw food.

CostsDay Single traveler’s budget per day: US$40 - $250

At $40 USD a day, you'd better hope you're Bear Grylls. You won't be going through city clubs and having the time of your life, rather, you'll be focusing on survival. You'll be forced into the cheapest hostel, and consider yourself lucky if you eat anything other than McDonald's.

At $250 a day, you've got access to everything. Decent to good accommodation, good food, good clubs, and girls. This is the sort of budget you should have if you're going to Leeds with the idea of partying hard. It'll allow you to simply focus on having an awesome time, rather than focusing on whether or not you need to eat roaches to stay alive.

CostsAccommodation Accommodation per night: US$20 - $200

$20 USD is kind of the least you'd be expecting to pay for a night in Leeds. If you want to survive with $20 per night, this means the cheapest hostel in Leeds with a single bed in a dormitory. The Brittania hotel is one of the few that offers rooms for a price of around $40. Unfortunately, it's quite far away from the town center. If you want to get a proper, quality hotel with at least 3-4 stars you'll be looking at a price tag of $100-150 a night.

CostsBeerBottle Beer in a grocery shop: US$2 - $7

Beer is quite cheap in Leeds compared to most of Britain's cities. You should be expecting to pay around 3-4$ for a quality bottle. If you're fine with drinking anything as long as it's got a bit of alcohol in it, then you might be able to get by with $2. On the other hand, for around $7 you'll be able to find really good quality beer.

CostsBeerBar Beer in a bar or restaurant: US$3.5 - $10

Similarly to what is written above, Leeds is quite cheap when it comes to pints. It helps that getting a pint of beer is the most common order in any British pub. Leeds is also the cheapest city in Britain to grab a pint, together with Liverpool. Restaurants will be a bit pricier, but nothing insane.

CostsMeal Meal in a restaurant: US$15 - $50

Now this hinges on whether you'd consider places like McDonald's or Five Guys as restaurants. If you do, then Five Guys is probably the best price/taste ratio, as for about 5-10$ you can get your belly full and their food is excellent, especially compared to other fast food places. Grabbing a normal meal in a lower-tier restaurant is going to set you back about $15, unless you're vegetarian, which might drop it to about $10.

If you're looking for a fine dining experience, you'll be delighted to know it's rather cheap in Leeds. You can get yourself a meal at Matt Healy x The Foundry for about $50. Just $50 to have your meal be prepared by hand-picked chefs, some of which have participated in famous programs like MasterChef.

Accommodation

Finding cheap accommodation is the biggest struggle of travelers on a budget. You can find a dormitory which might let you pay as low as $20. However, you can't bring girls to a dormitory, making them a horrible place to get for someone looking for sex.

If you're looking to get a room, and don't care much about quality past the notion that there's a bed, you can get by with around $40. An optimal budget is about $100-150, which will allow you to get a 3-star hotel room near the city center.

If you're looking for hotels graded at 4 stars or above, be prepared to shell out a pretty penny. Location is also very important in Leeds. The city is huge, so if you've got some locations you want to check out try to get a hotel near them. Otherwise, get as close to the city center as possible.

Another option is Airbnb, however, while it's quite popular in Leeds, girls tend to frown upon it. The best option on a budget is definitely CouchSurfing. Because of how relaxed most people in Leeds are, you'll find that more often than not your host will be a cool dude that's more than alright with being a wingman.

As we've stated before, if you luck out and get a female host, it's quite likely she's looking for a hookup.

Scarborough Hotel, Bishopsgate Street, Leeds

How to Get There and Move Around

By air: The Bradford airport is located 30 minutes of train from Leeds train station. There is at least one bus going from Leeds to Bradford airport every half an hour. This airport is among the top 5 busiest airports in the UK, outside of London. Chances are, regardless of where your starting point is, you'll have a flight leading you directly to this airport.

From there, you can easily get transport from the airport to any of the UK's popular destinations. Keep in mind, though, that the UK has fairly steep train prices.

Bradford airport

By bus: Travelling via bus, or as the British call them, coach, is the most cost-efficient way to get around. Due to the amount of competition, bus prices in the UK are quite low. The most common bus operating companies you'll run into are First Leeds and Harrogate Bus Company. With that being said, there are far too many to list. There are buses running to and from Leeds around the clock, there is even a bus to London at 4AM!

A bus in Leeds

By car: Travelling via car is fairly easy in Leeds, though if you're from the US, you may be shocked by the high gas prices. Driving through the urban sections of Leeds can be quite a chore because traffic jams are quite common. Other than that you can choose to take an uber or a taxi but other means of transportation are way cheaper.

Taxis at New Station Street

By train: As with any other big city in the UK, Leeds is packed with busy train lines. If there's a place in the country you'd like to visit, chances are, there's a train taking you there. You can also use it to move around the city itself.

Train, Leeds

By boat: Unfortunately, Leeds is a landlocked city, with little in the way of sailable surfaces. However there are canals and boats do sail in those canals.

Boats in a Canal in Leeds

Visas: With Brexit looming over, it's best to ask a visa specifically from the UK government. While any Schengen-approved visa will work right now, there's no telling as to how that will change after Brexit. With that being said, it should be fairly easy to get a visa, as long as you've got a clean crime record.

Other Options: Biking and walking are both great ways to get around Leeds. While the city is quite large, biking around should be no problem, and you'll easily be able to get from one place to another at the other side of town. If you're walking, try to keep to your area, because distances can get quite large.

Digital Nomads and Remote Work

Being a digital nomad in Leeds is fairly easy. Public Wi-Fi connections are often readily available, in the worst case, simply go to the town library, and you'll gain access to their computers for a small fee. If you're looking for remote work in the city, programming and graphic design are the two fields that are most in demand.

Getting a working visa will be very easy if you've got exemplary knowledge of English. Take note that British spellings are often different from their American counterparts. Finding work will depend on your expertise, however, even if you haven't got a degree, there are multiple places offering walk-in employment.

Due to the rapid growth of Leeds' economy, Amazon offers a sort of walk-in employment where you simply have to walk in, give your papers, and you'll be assigned a job at a bit above minimum wage. This is still enough to live off of decently as an individual, and an excellent stepping stone for future jobs.

Internet and Mobile Operators

You can easily find cards with 4G enabled for around 30$ at the airport. The prices get lower inside the city, and the 4G service is superb. There's hardly any place where you'll be at risk of losing your connection.

The most popular providers in the UK are

  • Vodafone
  • Virgin
  • Smarty
  • Three

All of these have reasonably comparable pricing models. However, Vodafone is most popular among tourists due to their cheap 4G data. If you see a new network popping up, they'll often give SIM cards with data for free, so grab these if you can.

Gambling and Casinos

As with every other popular city, Leeds is infested with casinos. There's no monopoly on casinos in Leeds, with a multitude of international gambling companies competing for their slice of the pie.

The most popular casinos are

  • Napoleon's
Napoleon's Casino
  • Grosvenor
Grosvenor Casino
  • Victoria Gate
Victoria Gate

These are casinos that grow past the name. Even if you aren't planning to gamble, you'll have an evening of fun ahead of you. With excellent meals and commonplace shows, it's not hard to see why these two are one of the most popular gambling spots of the country.

Naturally, there is no shortage of games, from blackjack to slots, you'll find everything you need. The staff is extremely friendly to newcomers, and sometimes the casino will give you some free tokens to spend there if you're new. Assuming you're new, tell them that at the front desk, and don't mention that you're a tourist-you'll be much more likely to get free chips.

Weed and Drugs

Legality: Unfortunately, weed is entirely illegal in the UK as of May 2019. There are many groups advocating for the drug to be legalized. While medical marijuana is on the horizon, recreational use isn't expected to follow, largely due to the conservative presence in UK politics.

Price: Weed isn't too expensive in Leeds, you'll be looking at about 20$ per gram. It's important to note that different dealers will charge wildly different sums, and some don't carry weed under 50$. This is because orders of 20-50$ simply aren't worth the time to drive to. This means that if you're looking to get weed, it's easiest to get in bulk.

Some notable slang terms for it are:

  • Cheese
  • Kush
  • Blonde
  • Aunt May
  • Hay

When it comes to other drugs, they tend to be quite a bit more expensive. For example, MDMA will set you back about 45-50$ per gram. Ketamine is a fairly popular hard drug in the UK, and it's a bit cheaper, at 25-35$ a gram. Coke is also very common, especially in clubs, and will cost about 50-60$ a gram for solid quality cocaine.

Where: Getting drugs in Leeds is quite a casual process. Chances are, a bit off the city center, you'll have quite an easy time finding them. You can even go to a smoking store like Natural Selection, and ask them. (Beware, if you look like a cop, this can lead to you getting kicked out.)

Otherwise, asking bartenders is a great idea. They'll often know, and be happy to tell you where they get it.

Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage

When it comes to staying fit, Leeds will accommodate all of your needs. PureGym is one of the best gyms in Leeds, and it's quite close to the town center. It's equipped with a variety of different machines to help you boost muscle mass.

Fitness trainers are also quite popular in Leeds. If you're trying to take your personal fitness to the next level, try going to a gym and asking for good personal trainers at the front desk, they'll probably refer you to someone that knows their stuff.

Pure Gym

After a long day at the gym, you'll probably want to relax with a good massage. There are quite a few massage places in Leeds, staffed with certified, professional masseuses. If you're looking for a happy ending however, you're unlikely to find that here.

STDs and HIV

As a rule, STD's and HIV are quite rare in Leeds. While they're present in every country, the UK has excellent sex education, and STD tests are largely free, while foreigners will pay a maximum of $350. This may seem a bit steep, but think about the repercussions of going positive and untested.

If you're going to have sex, try to avoid "trashy" clubs, and girls that are coked up. These tend to be the ones carrying STD's. The most important thing to remember is that if she's telling you to do it without a condom, you're better off not doing it at all.

While we're all for pulling and banging chicks every night, put your health first. Try to think with the head up there, and wear protection!

Stay Safe

Leeds is known as a friendly city, but as with any other city, the usual tips about exercising a degree of common caution apply: leave no valuables unattended, avoid going to badly lit/shady/unknown places by yourself or walk around alone at night, etc.

There are some notorious areas of Leeds at night with seedy reputations, such as the unrejuvenated areas of Chapeltown (particularly Spencer Place, a red light district), Holbeck and Mabgate. Whilst by and large these places are safe by day, it is best to avoid risking trouble.

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