Home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Hornets, and a favorable male-female gender ratio.
Coming in at a gender ratio of 93 males for every 100 females, Charlotte, North Carolina might just have one of the best male-female gender ratios on the east coast.
To be fair, Charlotte is often overlooked as a major dating hub. Having played second fiddle to Atlanta for decades, Charlotte is finally coming into its own.
Home to nearly 900,000 residents, Charlotte is the fifth fastest-growing city in America. It’s this rapid growth that has male singles becoming more and more optimistic about their dating prospects.
But a rapid rise in available single women doesn’t guarantee romantic success.
In this article, we’ll detail the dating scene in Charlotte and offer up a list of the best dating coaches in Charlotte.
First, The Numbers
You may be reading this because you’ve just moved to Charlotte. If that’s the case you’re certainly not the only one.
60 people a day are reported to move to Charlotte. As we’ve already touched on, Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the USA, having grown at a clip of 1.57% from 2017-2018.
In 2018, the population of the city stood at 873k. Of its 873,000 residents, 40% are white, 35% are black, 12% are Latino, and 7% are Asian. Of its many residents, 22% speak more than one language.
The city’s median age comes in at 34, making it a relatively young city in regards to the collective age of its residents.
Why Are People Moving Here?
Everyone has their reasons for packing up their belongings and moving on out.
Charlotte offers those considering a new move a plethora of reasons for setting up shop in NC. For one, the economy has been booming.
Charlotte is a little known banking home, with Bank of America and Wells Fargo employing a significant chunk of the population. According to Forbes, Charlotte ranks 14th on its list of the best places for business and career growth.
It’s not just the rocking economy that beckons transplants. The high school graduation rate is four points higher than the national average. Once graduates are handed their diplomas, they can enroll in quality schools just down the road like UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, Davidson, or NC State.
With jobs aplenty and housing prices more pocket-friendly than the national average, Charlotte is a great place to move. Residents have access to professional sporting events, the Great Smokey Mountains, and temperate weather.
Most Popular Dating Apps in Charlotte
Surely before you hit up one of the best dating coaches in Charlotte, you downloaded a dating app and took a swipe at love.
In Charlotte, not all dating apps are created equal.
Tinder is the most popular dating app in the state, which makes sense considering there are at least 6 colleges in the city and a few more in the surrounding area. College students aren’t the only ones using Tinder, though they probably do make up the largest age bracket of users within the city.
While you should download Tinder, you may have better luck with Hinge and Bumble. Hinge’s user-base has grown 500% in the last year. There are various reasons for this including an endorsement from Pete Buttigieg as well as an aging group of singles that have grown up with dating apps and are now looking for a serious relationship.
Bumble too has seen an increase in users for the same reason. Bumble, is widely known as the feminist and serious dating alternative to Tinder.
The first thing you should do upon arriving in Charlotte is download these three dating apps.
Best Charlotte, NC Date Ideas
Now that you have a couple dating apps downloaded and have racked up some matches it’s probably time you go on a date. Charlotte’s recent upstart growth has led to an increase in high-quality date ideas.
For a first date, I recommend taking a self-guided street art tour that’ll take you on a stroll through Charlotte’s NoDa and South End neighborhoods. This makes for an ideal first date for various reasons. For one, first dates should be brief, cost you under $10, and somewhat active.
Cheap and brief because why invest time and money into a stranger? Another reason it’s ideal because first dates have a habit of running into conversational doldrums. To guard against this you always have the option of discussing the lurid 50 foot mural in front of you.
For a second date hop on a bike and take the Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride. Starting at 8 every Tuesday a group of bike riders set off for a 10-15 mile ride to a new part of the city every Tuesday. Second dates should always be 100% free and active.
Third dates should be close to your home, romantic, and free of financial and time restrictions. Romantic may mean something different to every person. To some romantic might be a Pac Man battle over at the Palmar Street Game Bar while for others it’s catching an improv show at the Charlotte Comedy Theater. Or when in doubt order a couple of dishes at the ritzy and venerable, Barrington’s followed by dancing at Roxbury.
But perhaps all this planning is a bit premature in your case.
Perhaps a date with one of the best dating coaches in Charlotte is needed before a romantic date can take place.
Best Dating Coaches and Matchmakers in Charlotte
I’d be remiss if I didn’t include us here at emlovz on this list.
Are we based in Charlotte, no. Does it matter? – also no.
Here’s the thing.
We’re experts in the dating space and over the years we’ve worked with numerous single guys in Charlotte – helping them find love.
To turn hopeless romantics into successful lovers we offer private or group based coaching (over Zoom) with an option of matchmaking. We’ve come to the conclusion that there’s no reason to set our clients up if they have no idea how to ask a woman on a second date, make conversation, build sexual tension, or flirt.
When you partner with us, we’ll teach you the aforementioned as well as a host of other dating skills that will benefit you long after the three-month program is over.
This is the big difference between us and other dating companies that cater to the residents of Charlotte. We don’t just play the role of coach or matchmaker, we can do either or both.
Don’t worry about us operating from outside the city. All of our coaching sessions take place via Zoom so we can create a tailor-made dating plan for you while in the comfort of your own home. As for our matchmaking service, we have e-recruiters that scours through the many singles of Charlotte hunting for women that we think are compatible with you.
While we think we’re the best coaching and/or matchmaking service you’ll find, there are of course some other options.
It’s Just Lunch
It’s Just Lunch is another matchmaking service that caters to the good folks in Charlotte as well as those based in Australia, the UK, and Canada. This innocuously named matchmaking company will get to know you in-depth before even thinking about setting you up on a date. As the company name suggests, all first dates are lunch dates (not quite what we teach). They believe that first interactions are best when the lights aren’t dimmed.
Charlotte Matchmakers uses a 7 step romance system to help find you love. Some of the steps include an in-person screening, mutual agreement matching, and feedback. Charlotte Matchmakers seems to be the only matchmaking service that only caters to those living in Charlotte.
Carolinas Matchmakers takes care of all the matchmaking needs of those based in North and South Carolina. For an extra fee, this squad of matchmakers will pair matchmaking with coaching. They claim that four out of every five clients of theirs have found love.
The major difference between emlovz and Carolina Matchmakers is that CA, pulls from a “curated database.” This is well and all but it implies that its database is comprised of other singles paying for this service. A more limited pool of suitors to choose from means that unless the woman you want to spend your life with has also contacted CA for their services, you might be out of luck.
The emlovz Way
Every matchmaker has their own way of setting their clients up on dates.
Our way is a bit different.
We hire a e-team to scour the city you live in, whether it be LA, NYC, or Charlotte, to find compatible women. We don’t pull from a limited database or set you up on just one date a month before forgetting about you.
Our financially friendly service marries romantic coaching and matchmaking (although you may opt for just coaching!).
Throughout the course of our 3-month Signature Program we’ll teach you how to get more online dating matches, message women on dating apps, get their number and text them, flirt with women, how to ask them out, how to escalate tension, how to setup failproof dates, and more. We believe setting you up with awesome women would be a disservice if you’re romantically naive.
If you opt for matchmaking- only once you have the dating skills needed to go on a successful date will we set you up.
What’s great about our program is that even when the program ends, you’ll still be able to use the skills learned in the coaching portion to find yourself dates. Normal matchmakers will force you to wholly rely on them for finding dates.
We equip you with the skills you need to dominate the dating scene.
To get started, book your first 1-on-1 session with me via Zoom.