Edinburgh & Lothians Dating
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Looking for dates in Edinburgh & The Lothians?
Lothian Love have been helping local singles find love since 2004
Edinburgh, East, West or Midlothian
Wherever you may live, Lothian Love have 1000's of singles across the Lothians, so there will always be a wide selection of suitable dates near you.
100’s of once-single members have already met their match thanks to trusting their online dating to our team of dating experts. Whether you want love, friendship or fun, Lothian Love’s sole purpose is to help you in your quest.
If you've not guessed by now – Lothian Dating is kinda what we do best.
Lothian Dating? You're spoilt for choice.
We love Edinburgh and the Lothians - and not just because our team lives and works here.
Edinburgh has to be one of the best places in Scotland for dating, with it's cafes and coffee shops, every type of restaurant known to humankind, the club scene, theatres and more scenic parks than you can shake a stick at - and let's not forget the pubs.
And it's not just the capital. There is so much to do, so many places to go on dates across the Lothians.
It's dating heaven - that is unless you're single - in which case it's a microwave meal for one and bed by 10.
So we're here to fix that. Get you sorted for dates in the Lothian region - STARTING NOW.
Automatically matches you to other singles in Edinburgh with similar interests and hobbies
Keep up to speed with the latest photos being uploaded by other Edinburgh singles
Our award-winning UK-based customer service team is just a freephone call away
Tells you all Edinburgh members online at any time – why not meet up for an online chat?
Quickly create your private list of top-singles and shortcut to their profiles – find them fast!
All profiles are checked for authenticity – with multiple scam and hack safeguards in place
We want you dating ASAP – not faffing around with complex forms and credit cards
It takes less than a minute to sign up for free – and free means no credit card required.
All we need is a valid email.
Clicking your welcome email confirmation gets you access to the dating dashboard.
Login at the top of the site anytime
Since we began providing Lothian dating services in 2004, we’ve helped many hundreds of local singles connect with their dream dates.
Will we need to “buy a hat” when you’re our next success story?
Lothian ( also Lowden in Scots or Lodainn in Gaelic) forms a region of Scotland that lies between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills. It consists of the City of Edinburgh, West Lothian, Mid Lothian and East Lothian. The principal settlement in Lothian is the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. Major towns include Livingston, Linlithgow, Bathgate and Haddington.
Historically, the term Lothian was used for a province covering the current area plus some of the Scottish Borders region. The name is related to the legendary British King Loth or Lot. In the 7th century it came under the control of the northern part of the Angle Kingdom of Northumbria for a time, but Anglian grip on Lothian was quickly weakened following the battle of Nechtansmere in which they were defeated by the Picts. Lothian's distinction from Northumbria is indicated in the survival of its original Brythonic Celtic name, used even by English Chroniclers. In 1018 Lothian was annexed by the Kingdom of Scotland.
Later in Scottish history Lothian was subdivided into the shires of what are now West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian — leading to the phrase "the Lothians". These were known by the names of "Linlithgowshire", "Edinburghshire" and "Haddingtonshire".
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 abolished the counties and burghs as local government units, replacing them with Regions and Districts with Lothian Regional Council taking over responsibility in May 1975.
The Region was responsible for education, social work, water, sewerage, transport (including local buses within Edinburgh). Certain services provided by joint boards with neighbouring Borders Regional Council - notably for Lothian & Borders Police and the Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade. These joint authorities continue.
The two-tier system of local government was ended by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994, resulting in the abolition of Lothian Regional Council, and its replacement by a unitary system of local government. The former District Council areas of West Lothian, City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian were used as the basis for the new Councils. The last convener of Lothian Regional Council was Eric Milligan, who later served as Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Lothian Regional Council also organised a series of lectures known as the Lothian Lectures, a notable speaker was Mikhail Gorbachev.
The name lived on in the LRT, or Lothian Regional Transport, bus company, known as Lothian Buses from 2000, the NHS Lothian trust... and of course your favourite Edinburgh dating service - LOTHIAN LOVE!
Lothian Love's History
Edinburgh dating specialist agency Lothian Love was established in 2004, when founders Alan, Emma & Alison were looking for an Edinburgh dating service - and realised that there was no locally based dating agency for Edinburgh and the Lothians. Because there was no locally based dating service - there was no company with the detailed knowledge of the unique Edinburgh dating market.
This became clear when Alan was using a site calling itself a Lothian specialist with a supposedly useful page describing all the dating facilities, the parks, pubs and romantic walks in Edinburgh - only the thing was that this page was all about Glasgow. Like every single Edinburgh dating site - it was based in England, with a seperate little website for every town in the UK.
Lothian Love was formed because our heroic trio felt strongly that Edinburgh needed it's own home-grown dating service, run in Edinburgh by people from Edinburgh who knew and loved Edinburgh.
At first Lothian Love was a very small affair - a simple on-line site, some adverts in the "yellow paper" and a few dating events at hotels and bars in and around Edinburgh...
Membership grew from a few hundred, to a thousand to several thousand. As the business grew rapidly it soon became obvious that the company would need specialist help and in 2009, they joined forces with a national service provider Global Personals. This meant they could spend their time organising the dating events that they love, while the day to day running of the website could be managed by an experienced team. For members it also meant a massively increased members database and some incredible additional facilities and functions.
Lothian Love was given its fourth major revamp in December 2010. It received added mobile functionality in 2011 - with the fifth and current design going live in May 2015.
Lothian Dating Panorama Image by HotBlack / Scott Liddell