|Chance of Hooking Up||5.0|
|Male to Female Ratio||.98|
|Average Date Price||$70.50|
|Most Popular Dating App||Tinder|
|Identify as Religious||66%|
Oklahoma City is known as The Big friendly thanks to its residents’ politeness and kindness. It’s a city known for the infamous dust bowl, college football, and livestock. Otherwise referred to as OKC for short, Oklahoma City is the largest city within the state of Oklahoma as well as its capital. It comes in as the 25th largest city in the United States by population and the 11th largest out of the southern states.
The economy revolves mainly around livestock as OKC boasts one of the world’s largest livestock markets. Oil, natural gas, and petroleum are the city’s largest economic sectors. The city sits directly on an oil-rich field. In fact, the state’s capital has an oil rig in its front yard. Thanks to its booming economy, OKC has been rapidly growing since the 2010 census. This means that the dating scene is ripe with plenty of singles.
As far as the weather goes, Oklahoma City is known for its violent tornadoes. Approximately 11 F4 tornadoes and 2 F5 tornadoes have ripped through the city. You can expect sporadic and extreme weather from March through June as it falls smack dab in the middle of tornado alley. The climate is otherwise considered humid subtropical, which features hot and humid summers with cool winters and an occasional snow shower.
Demographically, OKC consists of 62.7% whites, 15.1% blacks, 3.5% Native Americans, 4% Asians, and 17.2% Hispanics. The city is becoming increasingly diverse as the population continues to boom. Females outnumber men 50.8% to 49.2% meaning that the dating scene falls ever so slightly in the men’s favor.
The LBGTQ+ scene is typical for its size. Unlike other cities that have one or two distinct gay neighborhoods, Oklahoma City has an openly gay population sprinkled throughout. There are plenty of gay-owned businesses, gay bars, and even an OKC Pride parade.
Take a look at our suggestions below for areas in Oklahoma City that are saturated with singles:
Paseo Arts District
The Paseo Arts District was the first shopping district in downtown OKC. The arts have been a huge part of the Paseo district from the very beginning. It was home to Oklahoma City’s first art studio, first art gallery, and first jazz club. It’s been the epicenter of counterculture and creativity in OKC since the 1960s.
The Paseo Arts Festival is the best place to meet other artsy singles. The festival has been running since the 1970s and is hosted for three days over Labor Day weekend. Aside from the festival, there are endless opportunities to strike up conversations with singles at the dozens of art events held in the district throughout the year. Keep an eye out for free events at the art galleries!
At night, the Paseo Arts District comes alive. Check out Guyutes to meet free-spirited singles at this modern and artsy watering hole. It sports a roof deck and a patio with wall-to-wall psychedelic murals. Wander over to the Red Rooster for a historic neighborhood pub that is a bit off the beaten path. The Red Rooster is where you’ll meet the locals who are more or less casually drinking.
If you’re looking to dance and want to immerse yourself in the history of the Paseo Arts District, then stop by the Blue Note Lounge for a chilled-out jazz and blues club. If you’re looking for something a little more upbeat, then spend the night at The Bunker Club. You’ll have a great chance of dancing the night away with another single at either of these spots. After all, ladies love to dance!
The plaza district is only comprised of a few blocks, but it is loaded with fun. It’s got a creative and artsy vibe similar to the Paseo Arts District but with a bit more local flavor. The Plaza District is home to art galleries, studios, storefronts, restaurants, and live performance venues. Oklahoma’s premier professional theatre company works out of the historic Plaza Theatre. Keep an eye out for their shows!
During the fall, the area hosts its annual Plaza District Festival which features over 30 visual artists, 200 musical artists, and tons of art and educational booths. On the second Friday of every month, the Plaza District shuts down its streets for LIVE on Plaza from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. It’s a block party with free live music, featured artists, and pop-up shops. LIVE on Plaza is one of the best free spots to meet singles in all of Oklahoma.
Oak & Ore is a must-visit if you are a beer aficionado. When you think of a beer bar, you typically think of a sticky and stale-smelling German beer hall that is filled with beer snobby hipsters. Oak & Ore is a boutique beer hall with 36 craft brews on top in a chic space. This chic layout draws in the ladies in droves while the men get to enjoy specialty beers. Beer halls are designed to force people into sitting next to each other and socializing. It’s a great place to strike up a conversation with other singles.
Midtown is a bit more of a touristy area in the city, but that’s not always a bad thing. When it comes to the dating scene, an area like Midtown is where folks from the greater metropolitan area and beyond come to hang out. You’ll meet a nice girl or guy from the suburbs here who is out for a night on the town.
Fassler Hall has an open concept with picnic-table-only seating. It forces different parties to interact and socialize with one another and is absolutely packed on the weekends. Bleu Garten has food trucks during the day and turns into the place to be at night.
OKC’s free-spirited attitude makes it a great place for hookups. Take a look at some of our recommendations below to increase your chances:
Take your new significant other to one of the suggestions below to guarantee a second date:
Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
Located in the Midtown area, Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge pays homage to the 1970s as a retro bowling alley. If you’re not bowling, then it has a lounge and a full-service bar with a patio. You can rent a private VIP room with its own two retro-inspired lanes for some more privacy. The VIP room is perfect for a double date or group date. Make sure to reserve your lane ahead of time as it can get crowded on the weekends!
At Oklahoma’s only major-league horse-racing track, Remington Park is a fun place to throw down bets on horse races with your date during the daytime. As the sun starts to set, head inside to its casino with over 700 machines and live tables. The best part about Remington Park is that the admission is free! As long as you can avoid feeding the slot machines, Remington Park is a perfect free date idea to watch the horse races.
Grab a brew over at the Bricktown Brewery to avoid caving in to the slot machines. Silks Restaurant overlooks the horse races if you are interested in a fine-dining experience. If it’s a late night, head up to the fourth floor of the casino for a 24-hour snack bar to satisfy your late-night cravings.
Up-Down Arcade Bar
You can’t go wrong with taking your first date to an arcade bar. There’s no better way to get to know your date than an intense game of X-Men – will your date let you win? An intense arcade game is bound to break the ice. If your date isn’t into the nerdy arcade games, then there is still plenty to keep yourselves entertained from beer pong to ski ball, to just relaxing at the bar. There will never be a dull or awkward moment at a place like Up-Down.