With its beautiful beaches, classic cobblestone streets, and abundance of malls and ruins to explore, Santo Domingo is a city that’s easy to have fun at.
Located on the southeastern side of Hispaniola island and with a population of nearly three million (counting the metropolitan area), Santo Domingo is also the financial and cultural hub of the Dominican Republic.
Needless to say, if you want to meet women when you go to the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is the place to be.
In this article, we go over the top places for meeting Dominican girls when you visit Santo Domingo.
Dating During the Day
While day game is not always easy in Santo Domingo, if you walk up to a pretty girl you like at the shopping mall or the beach during the day, the chances are good that she’ll be down for a quick chat with you.
Where to Meet Women During the Day
Generally speaking, most Dominican girls are usually open to being approached during the day because they often find western men visiting to be intriguing.
Yes, there are girls in Santo Domingo who will be drawn to western men because of the perceived size of their wallets (foreign men are often thought of as being rich in the Dominican Republic), and/or simply because of their desire to hook up with them.
But there are also women who will be genuinely interested in getting to know you as a person and seriously dating you. If you’re going to be in the city for a long time, these are the kinds of women who you will want to seek out and date.
Examples of specific places in Santo Domingo where it will be worth your time practicing your day game include:
- the Acropolis Center
- Bellavista Mall
- Blue Mall Santo Domingo
These locations have a lot of foot traffic during the day, meaning you should have no problems with finding beautiful girls to approach.
Just be aware that these areas also have prostitutes and escorts lurking around, so it’s up to you to use your best judgment to avoid falling into any situation you wouldn’t want to find yourself in!
Dating at Night
Santo Domingo has a thriving nightlife, and it is easily one of the best party cities in the Caribbean. This is mainly due to the culture and the character of the Dominican Republic as a whole.
Where to Meet Women at Night
Perhaps the single best place in Santo Domingo to party and meet women to date at night is Zona Colonial. This area is frequented by both locals and foreigners, so it’s entirely possible to meet women from other countries here as well.
Zona Colonial is essentially a neighborhood of Santo Domingo that consists of old castles, historic churches, and several restaurants, clubs, and bars. It has a thriving nightlife, but it also has several stores and ice cream shops that you can check out during the daytime too.
Another great location for nighttime dating in Santo Domingo is the Avenida Venezuela neighborhood, which consists of more than fifteen clubs, dance areas, and bars with an atmosphere that is perfect for meeting girls.
Yet another good choice will be the Platinum neighborhood, which features live Latin music on most nights. The Platinum, also known as the Malecon, is located near the university area, so you should have no problem finding young women to approach.
Additional neighborhoods and areas in Santo Domingo that have a good nightlife include:
- Bella Vista
Meeting Santo Domingo Women Online
Besides practicing your cold approaches in Santo Domingo, you can also easily meet women online. Hopefully, you’ll meet a few girls online before you arrive, so you’ll already have dates scheduled.
The most popular dating website in the country is AmoLatina.com, which is popular with Dominican girls who specifically want to meet and date foreign men. In fact, it may actually be the girls who initiate the conversation with you on this site!
The main benefit of AmoLatina.com is that it enables you to interact with girls through video calls, so you can formally meet them before you actually meet up in person.
Another online dating option, as you may have expected to see, is Tinder.
Tips for Dating in Santo Domingo
Now that we’ve gone over the best places to meet women in Santo Domingo, here are the top tips to follow when the time comes to actually date them:
Learn a bit of Spanish
English isn’t spoken very often in Santo Domingo, and when it is used, it’s normally mixed with Spanish as a form of Spanglish. It will be much easier for you to communicate if you can learn some basic conversational Spanish.
Get to Know the Dominican Culture First
Before visiting the Dominican Republic, you should learn as much as you can about the culture first, and especially as it relates to women.
For example, families are very close-knit in the country, with girls usually staying home until they get married (and even then, they will remain close to their parents for the rest of their lives).
Another important tradition in the country is the El Carnaval de la Vega, a vibrant and festive carnival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and is also used to celebrate Dominican independence.
Treat Women with Respect
If you want to date a Dominican girl over the long term, and perhaps even marry her, then it will be vitally important for you to treat her with genuine respect just as she will do for you.
A couple of safety tips
A few of the golden rules to follow when visiting the Dominican Republic are:
- Don’t walk around in Santo Domingo alone at night
- Expect some taxis to try to rip you off
- Don’t flash around money, electronics, jewelry, or other expensive items.
Specifically, avoid the Cristo Rey, Los Minas, and Villa Juana areas. These are definitely not places where you want to be stumbling around drunk at night!