For the Austin singles who love the outdoors, there are a plethora of places to go to meet people. In the summer there are endless crowds surrounding the cool waters of Barton Springs. Concreted on all sides, these natural springs are open all year round and provide the swimming community with a chilly 68 degree swimming experience throughout the year. Austin dating can start along the shores or in the water at this popular hang out for Austin singles of all ages. Adjacent to Barton Springs is the Barton Greenbelt that features miles of hiking, biking, and splashing along the Barton Creek. In the summer Austinites are frequently seen along this trail sporting lunches, walking dogs, and sometimes even bathing nude. Oh yeah, tops are optional on the shores of Barton Springs. Hamilton’s pool is also another swimming hole at which one might potentially delve into the world of Austin dating. With it’s cave, waterfalls, and secluded location, there is few who could deny the romantic lure of Hamilton’s pool.
For Austin singles who prefer the hustle and bustle of nightlife, Austin dating is virtually endless. Almost every indoor or outdoor establishment provides some sort of live music at some point during the year, especially during the Austin City Limits and South By Southwest music festivals. Even beauty parlors are turned into music venues during these times! At any other time of year, live music is best explored on Sixth Street, Fourth Street, and the funky venues on South Congress. Sixth Street, notorious for it’s rambunctious crowds and college-age bars, tends to attract thousands on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The street itself is closed to traffic so the parties frequently spread onto the pavements. Fourth Street, on the other hand, is best for Austin dating for those in their 30’s and 40’s. This street tends to have a slightly quieter crowd, but just as much fun!
South Congress attracts any Austin single of any age. Located in what is best known as “old Austin”, South Congress is the height of typical Austin life and mentality. South Congress is the architectural equivalent to the laid-back Austin life and the music seems to reflect that attitude as well. Austin dating on South Congress is suited for anyone as long as they are willing to stand alongside old hippies on one side and businessmen on the other.
The last places that Austin dating may be explored are the grocery stores. Not just any grocery store, but Whole Foods and Central Market. These food shopping experiences tempt even the most picky of taste buds with exotic foods, wines, and extensive collections of cheeses and delis. Although it may seem like a cliché, Austin dating can become a pastime at one of these locations, with a budding romance starting over the tasting of a mountain-aged Gouda.