In the summer my favorite date locations are Chaoyang Park, the largest park in the city, or Ritan Park, with its famous Stone Boat cafe.
Finally, if you are up on the Northwest end of town near Wudaokou, the Tsinghua or Beida campuses make great places for outside dates, while the Bridge café offers a cozy nook where you can enjoy western style brunch, sandwiches and coffee.
When night falls, some of the most attractive girls in China make there way to Gongti, or Workers Stadium, which is surrounded by clubs and bars.
Combined with the Sanlitun bar street, which is just a 15-minute walk away, these two areas make up the majority of the city’s nightlife. This is where you’ll find most of the models and actresses, along with lots of “fu er dai” (second generation rich).
And most of them are more open to meeting and dating foreigners than in other cities.
But unlike Shanghai, you won’t meet as many gold-diggers.
The third floor of the village is packed with restaurants, bars and cafes; and if you get tired of those you can always go across Gongti North Road to the Sanlitun Soho, which is almost as good as the village.