A Turkish male friend once told me that one night stands are not really a thing, and especially not for women (no big surprise there).
Another Turkish male friend told me that although men and women can be friends, growing up in large mixed-sex friendships groups is a lot less common than in other parts of the world.
Should you decide to sign up for the online dating site I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Arab Lounge is a smaller dating site catering to Arab men and women around the world.
Here is the quick list of the top two dating sites in Turkey. Arab Lounge is part of the World Singles Network and lets its members extend their search for matches to other sites in this network.
One thing I have wanted to write about for a while in this column is the view of sex and dating in Turkey.
I have watched (mostly) foreign and (some) Turkish friends grapple with dating and all its highs and—more often—lows, and have become endlessly fascinated with the subject.
Some have opened up healing centers, written books, facilitated retreats and workshops etc..
You can still sign up for them, but you will be spending a lot of time combing through low quality profiles in order to uncover even one hidden gem.
Despite the tough online dating scene in Turkey and the rest of the Middle East, I still recommend you go ahead and give it a try if you are planning on living in Turkey for any reasonable amount of time.
As this dating website with Turkish singles is run by Turkish dating professionals, all concerns of Turkish people have been taken into consideration.
At Turkish we are committed to providing you a safe and friendly environment where you can comfortably meet that special someone.