Dating and finding love as an expat in Turkey


With cultural barriers and different dating norms, finding love as an expat abroad can be exciting and challenging at the same time.

Is it easy to meet other fellow single people in Turkey?

How do you go about meeting people (through friends, online dating, apps, meetup groups)?

How safe is it to date in Turkey?

How do you deal with cultural differences when dating?

What are certain dating etiquettes and rules when dating in Turkey?

How do you deal with getting into a serious relationship if you know you might be leaving Turkey?

Thank you for sharing your experience,


Dating here is not safe neither for women bor for men

Can you explain safe

Hello Priscilla,

This is apparently the best (?) information I myself have managed to find so far: … in-turkey/

(I emphasize this is "information not recommendation" - it's just what I found online)

There is also apparently a "Turkey Social" dating app: … p;hl=en_US

(I don't know anything about it, other than the equivocal reviews on the app store).

wow :))

siberalem used to be a thing back in 1990s

you might try to use tinder but its just for sex and nothing else for men in Turkey

Better try to be social in İstanbul. It's a 20 million city lol:)

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