By Lindsey Galloway 16 June Love knows no borders — and no one knows that better than those who have found romance in another country. These five cities, which we culled from lists by The Travel Channel , Travel and Leisure , and Conde Nast Traveler , include laid-back bars that make meeting people easy, trendy restaurants for that perfect first date, lush parks for romantic walks — and, most importantly, plenty of fun, friendly singles.
Outside of park benches, socialising often happens over a bottle of local red wine in a romantic bar or in a boliche nightclub. The largest neighbourhood in the city, Palermo has its fair share of restaurants and bars, along with the Buenos Aires Zoo and botanical gardens.
For an upscale night out, head to Puerto Madero alongside the eastern Rio de le Plata riverbank. Austin, United States The offbeat Texas capital has nightlife as diverse as its dating pool. Many bars and restaurants have outdoor seating with long communal tables that make meeting others easy — and with people moving to the city every day, according to Jones, there is no shortage of opportunity.
Austin, Texas Even those moving to Austin from elsewhere in the US should expect a little culture shock, however. Along with its reputation for southern charm, the city has a work-hard, play-hard mentality; residents tend to work in careers they are passionate about music and technology are particularly vibrant industries but still want to have a good time on weekends.
View image of Boating in Austin Credit: Another romantic option is Lady Bird Lake in Downtown. Copenhagen Romantic spots can be found throughout the compact city. But those looking for love should head to Vesterbro, just west of the city centre. Montreal, Canada With both a party atmosphere and a relaxed vibe, Montreal is an ideal place to date, say locals.
A new look for Old Montreal Where you want to live depends on whom you want to date. View image of Bicycling in Montreal Credit: The Village, east of downtown, is the largest gay neighbourhood by area in North America.
Meanwhile, Old Town may be filled with tourists, but even locals love strolling the cobblestoned streets and eating at the many high-end restaurants. Not just for nightlife, the area is also popular spot for expats to live, thanks to its safety and seaside location. Cape Town For those who want to be more centrally located, the Cape Quarter called De Waterkant in Afrikaans , with buildings dating back to the 19th Century, is popular with artists and media folk.
New restaurants, wine bars and gay clubs pop up here regularly, all within walking distance of one another. Looking for a quirky date spot? Check out the retro-themed Alexander Bar , where drink orders can be placed on the vintage rotary phone installed at every table.